Intensive Courses

Choose one that you prefer:


1) General Academic Course

Recommended for getting better at overall Japanese.


2) Focused Academic Courses

Core classes covering overall Japanese, plus elective classes that give you full support to study towards your goals:

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3) Practical Japanese Course

Enjoy learning practical Japanese, with lessons both inside and outside the classroom.

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General Academic Intensive Course



Recommended For:

  • Getting a well-balanced education in Japanese.
  • People serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to explore Japan!

Highlights:

  • Learn the 4 skills: Speaking, writing, listening and reading in a well-balanced manner.
  • Many cultural activities organised for students to learn about the culture as well, not just the language.

Distinctive Features:

  • Kudan Institute of Language & Culture has students enrolling from over 35 different countries every year. Make many new friends and learn about cultures from around the world.

Intensity Level:

  • Medium

School Features:

Free Wifi, computer stations, Japanese, Korean and English-speaking staff, effective and informative counselling sessions and many opportunities to make Japanese friends. A tea room in the school.


Admission Criteria

  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Know at least JLPT N5 level or equivalent (please see the beginner course if you are not there yet).

Schedule:

13 :30~17:00

Monday-Friday

20 lessons/week.


Example Lesson:

Do not worry if you don't understand the Japanese yet. There are many different levels. This one is the upper intermediate level. Just imagine knowing this much Japanese; you too will get there with some effort.

If you think this is too easy; there are harder classes available as well. Classes can also be set up for those at JLPT N1 if enough people ask. Enquire now.


This class gets you to practice explaining something in Japanese, without mentioning the object's name. The purpose is to become accustomed to the structure of the Japanese language and to train your explanatory skills!

    Location:

    Tokyo: Chiyoda-ku. Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture


    Address:

    Japan, 〒101-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Misakichō, 2 Chome−7−10 帝都三崎町ビル


    Total Costs:

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    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and advice is free through us).


    Starting Dates:

    • For short-term courses: You may start every week (beginners every month).
      • Please apply at least 1 month before your desired start date.
    • For 6 months+ course: Regular starting terms are January, April, July, October.
      • You must apply 6 months before for long-term courses.
     
     


    If you would like to study towards:

     
     

    There are specific elective classes available.

    The courses below are from ISI Language Group; they have 40 years of experience and provide you with the right guidance to pursue your goals.


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    Academic Career Guidance is available in all courses.


     
     

    If you are yet to decide on a path;

    there is the option to decide midterm, or change your class midterm, so you can join without stress.

    If you are still a complete beginner/not at intermediate level Japanese;
    You can study overall Japanese in core classes for about half a year, then choose a pathway via elective classes below later on.

    Elective classes are generally only available for those at intermediate level (JLPT N3 level or equivalent) or above.

    You do not need to decide your pathway now; helpful academic and career advice is given.

    Requirements:

    Be over 16 when you start the course.

    For certain courses, you must have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.

    (you must be over 18 and have 12 years of education for the Nagano campus).

     

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    Japanese University Pathway

    There are 2 different streams in the university pathway:

    1) Study Towards a Top University in Japan

    Recommended For:

    Those serious about studying Japanese, and want to strive towards going to a well-regarded university in Japan.

    Highlights:

    • The Japanese highly value famous universities. The name of your university counts when job-hunting.
    • Pursue your academic goals towards a top Japanese university.
    • Study surrounded by motivated people with similar goals.
    • Flexible curriculum adjustable to your specific needs.
    • Develop Japanese skills quickly.
    • Academic Career Guidance:
      • Get all the necessary information about universities in Japan.
      • Get individual career counselling on a regular basis.
      • Based on your individual career needs; mock tests, interview practice and guidance on writing the purpose of studying when applying for universities will be provided.

    Intensity:

    High

    Admission Criteria:

    • Minimum age is 16
    • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
    • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before applying to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify.
    • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

    Past Results:

    The average from students after going to the language school is 63 points over the national average, in June 2017.

    Fees:

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    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and advice is free through us).


    2) Study Towards a University in Japan

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    Highlights:

    • You can learn at your level, with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
      • The beginner level involves a well-balanced class of basic reading, writing, speaking & listening.
      • This school accepts total beginner students; however learning Hiragana first is highly recommended.
      • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes for 16 hours, along with elective classes for the EJU (Examination for Japanese University for International Students), or the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) for 4 hours per week.
        • In the EJU elective classes, students will study listening and reading comprehension. They will also prepare essays. Students will learn from past exams and how to find the answers to score high in the EJU.

          The average score of our students is over 50 points higher than the national level.
    • Students will also learn through field works, speech practices and research presentations based on their Japanese level.
    • Academic Career Guidance

      • Thorough career counselling
      • Orientation sessions
      • Personal counselling
      • University briefing sessions on campuses
      • Advice on how to proceed with the application
      • Students will be advised on how to take the interview
        • Many universities accept students with our recommendations. If the students meet the criteria, they can apply for the university with the recommendations and they will have a chance of getting special scholarships.

    Intensity Level:

    Medium-High

    Features

    • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
    • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This direct teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
    • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

    Admission Criteria

    • Minimum age is 16
    • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
    • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before applying to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify.
    • You must also have good work ethic and have financial support during your studies.

    Locations

    Choose between Takadanobaba (Tokyo), Ikebukuro (Tokyo), Nagano* and Kyoto.

    *For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

    Fees

    Note: ¥52,500 = $469 USD as of 2017/10/14

    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and advice is free through us).

     

    Graduate School Pathway

    There are three different classes; Pre-Class, Basic Class and Practical Class.

    Highlights:

    • Whether you are familiar with the process or not, the school will cater to you. Support is given from the basics of choosing the right school and what to write in your essay, to how to write your research proposal and practicing for your interview.
    • Depending on how you are in the preparation for your entrance examination, a little review of the JLPT may be given.
    • Academic Career Guidance

      • The language school will teach you how to find a graduate school where you can research on the subject of your choice and under what professor you will likely be placed.
      • They will also coach you on how to communicate with the professor as well as teach you how to approach your research topic and how to pitch yourself to the professors.
      • If you prefer personal interview coaching, they can also provide it.

    Special Preparation

    If you would like to have a tutor that specializes in your subject, they can arrange for one.

    You and your tutor will think together about the content of your research. You will work together on your research proposal and prepare so that you can go to the postgraduate school of your choice.

    In this class, they will give full support to you until you finish writing your research proposal. (Extra charge will apply. Some special subjects might not be available. Please ask in advance.)

    Intensity Level:

    Medium-High

    Recommended For:

    Those serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to explore Japan! You will get a well-rounded education, plus elective classes to focus on your specific needs.

    Features

    • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
    • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace.. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
    • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

    Admission Criteria

    Students who are eligible to apply for graduate schools in Japan.

    • You need to have completed a prescribed course at an institute of higher education outside of Japan
    • Have completed 16 years of education
    • Those who are recognized as having academic ability equal to or above that of a college graduate and are at least 22 years in age also qualify.

    You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

    Location:

    Takadanobaba (Tokyo), a student district near many universities. ISI Language School.

    Fees

    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and advice is free through us).

     

    College Pathway Class

    Highlights:

    • At the beginner levels, the student will learn the basics by learning reading・listening・writing・speaking.
    • This school accepts total beginner students; however learning Hiragana first is highly recommended.
    • At the intermediate and advanced levels, after taking 16 Core Classes per week, the student can choose 2 - 4 more classes per week (depends on the campus) as electives such as JLPT preparation or conversation class.
    • For those classes with lots of students that do not use Kanji characters, there will be a lot more time spent learning kanji so they will not have problems once they go to college.
    • Also, in order to deepen the understanding of the Japanese culture, different types of activities are scheduled from time to time.
    • Colleges trial classes are scheduled for students about 3 to 4 times a year. The students will have the opportunity to attend to different classes and take a look at the schools before they apply to them. This will help them decide to which school they would want to apply.

    Academic Career Guidance

    • Whichever the term the students choose to come, an advancement support and counselling schedule will be set up for them starting from the first day of classes until the day they graduate from the language school.
      • Orientation sessions inside their classes
      • Personal counselling sessions
        • During this time, students are given academic and career advancement advise and a check of their application forms.
      • Field related in-school briefing sessions.

     

    • There are also schools that admit students based on recommendations by designated schools. If the applicant qualifies for it, they might receive special privileges such as discounts on their tuition.

    Special Preparation

    • Guidance in writing the personal history form and purpose of study, and interview practice will be provided.

    Intensity Level:

    Medium-High

    Recommended For:

    Those serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to explore Japan! You will get a well-rounded education, plus elective classes to focus on your specific needs for upper-levels.

    Features

    • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
    • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
    • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

    Admission Criteria

    • Minimum age is 16
    • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
    • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before applying to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify.
    • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

    Locations

    Choose between Takadanobaba (Tokyo), Ikebukuro (Tokyo), Nagano and Kyoto.

    *For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

    Fees

    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and support is free through us).

     
     
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    Job-Finding Class

    Highlights:

    • Learn business Japanese
    • Learn proper business manners
    • Resume and entry sheet correction
    • Corporate tours
    • Interview skills practice
    • Prepare for the JLPT N1 and N2
    • For extra-curricular activities, you will have the opportunity to attend:
      • Career fairs for foreign students
      • On-campus orientation sessions held by Japanese companies wishing to hire foreign students.
        • Be able to talk to the people in charge of human resources and schedule an interview with them.

    Course Contents:

    • Essential for people intending to find work in Japan, you will learn:
      • Business Japanese
      • 'Honorific' form of the language
      • Communication Ability
      • International Understanding
      • Tips and advice on how to get a job in Japan
      • Presentation Skills
      • Analysis of One's Strengths
    • Gain an understanding of Japanese affairs, business manners and the ability to adapt to Japanese society.
    • Immediately start analysing different companies, by subscribing to job-hunting websites.
    • During business visits, have to opportunity to talk to other foreigners already working with Japanese people.

    Career Guidance

    • One-on-one interview practice
    • Career counselling service is provided

    Admission Criteria

    Those eligible to apply for a work visa in Japan (Associate and Bachelor Degree holders).

    • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

    Intensity Level:

    Medium-High

    Recommended For:

    Those who wish to find employment in a Japanese company.

    Features

    • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
    • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace.
    • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

    Locations

    Choose between Takadanobaba (Tokyo), Ikebukuro (Tokyo) and Nagano.

    *For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

    Fees

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    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and support is free through us).


    JLPT Preparation

    What is the JLPT?

    It stands for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and is used to assess your Japanese level. The levels go from N5, basic Japanese; to N1, advanced Japanese. To work full-time in Japan, it is recommended to have at least N2 level of the JLPT (plus a bachelor's degree; to get a work visa). The JLPT is a useful benchmark to have as a clear goal for improving your language ability. 

    Course Contents

    • The aim is to pass the N1, N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test given in July and December.
    • As preparation, during the 3 months of the April and August term, past questions and mock tests are given.
      • By continuously doing past questions, the students will get used to the question format and be able to overcome their weakness.
    • During the 3 months of the July and January term, the student will gain the necessary basic knowledge by strengthening their vocabulary, their listening comprehension and their reading comprehension skills. The students will not only be able to prepare for the test but will also gain a much broader knowledge of the language.

    Admission Criteria

    Students who want to pass JLPT N2 or N1 level

    Minimum age is 16

    You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

    Intensity Level:

    Medium-High

    Recommended For:

    Those serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to explore Japan! 

    Features

    • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
    • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
    • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

    Locations

    Choose between Takadanobaba (Tokyo), Ikebukuro (Tokyo) and Nagano.

    *For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

    Fees

    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

    (Application and support is free through us).