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Starting from the true fundamentals in the exciting city of Tokyo.

Begin your journey towards your big goals: University in Japan, Finding full-time work in Japan and more!

Having fun studying practical Japanese and learn about the culture, not just grammar points.

Focusing mainly on speaking Japanese.

Beginner Basics Course in Tokyo


Learn the Real Basics, Efficiently in Japan



Central location in Tokyo

Over 20 years of experience and trust

Many graduate student referrals

Teaching approaches suited to your context

Enhanced support system

Students from 35 different countries on average enrol every month.

Learn about different cultures from all over the world through new friends; not just Japan's.

Learning Hiragana; the Japanese alphabet.          あさ= asa, morning.

Learning Hiragana; the Japanese alphabet.          あさ= asa, morning.

Recommended for:

Total beginners who have never studied Japanese before, who would like to learn the real basics such as Hiragana, Katakana and simple phrases, while getting to live in and explore Tokyo.


Kudan Institute of Language & Culture provides free Wifi, computer stations, Japanese, Korean and English-speaking staff, effective and informative counselling sessions, various school activities and many opportunities to make Japanese friends. Students are enrolling from over 35 different countries every year. (Make many new friends from around the world!)



Classes are well-paced, meaning you will learn plenty in a short period of time, but you will also have enough time to study & enjoy Japan.




  • Learn how to read and write Hiragana and Katakana (the Japanese alphabet)
  • Learn to speak about yourself and your home country
  • Learn basic vocabulary and expressions so you can have simple everyday conversations in Japanese.

Tokyo Beginner Timetable

Time table:

Classes are Monday to Friday in the morning from 9:10 - 12:40, so you will have enough time in the afternoon, evening and weekends to study hard and also explore Tokyo.


4 week course: 88,000 JPY (about 770 USD)*.

(Fee includes registration for the school, text book and course tuition).

(Application and support is free through us).


Option 1) 4 weeks homestay: 88,400 JPY (about 780 USD)*.

(This fee includes the placement fee for homestay, breakfast & dinner for weekdays and 3 meals are included for weekends).

Option 2) 4 weeks guest house: 65,000 JPY (about 590 USD)*.

*Only an approximation.

Starting dates:

(4 weeks course)

Monday 27th November - Friday 22nd December 2017

Monday 5th March - Friday 30th March 2018

Monday 11th June - Friday 6th July 2018

Monday 3rd September - Friday 28th September 2018

Monday 26th November - Friday 21st December 2018

・Option to advance to Intensive Courses after completion.

√ Start Planning Today √

Please apply at least one month in advance of the course starting date.

You can request the school to help you find homestay accommodation.

Please apply at least two months in advance for booking homestay accommodation. This school has over 300 host families currently active in their homestay program, carefully selected through home interviews. All the selected host families have expressed an interest in wanting to share Japanese culture and welcome students.

It is highly recommended to do a homestay, to deepen your understanding of the culture, practice real Japanese more and make great connections and memories. You can learn the culture and life in Japan directly from a Japanese family.

If you would like airport pickup, please arrive at NARITA AIRPORT before 6pm on the Saturday, 2 days before the course starting date on Monday.

Learn Japanese in Japan!

Start your application today. At least 1 month prior is needed for short-term courses; whereas 6 months prior is needed to apply for long-term courses. Begin your application today: