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For students aiming to enter Japanese higher education, ISI Language School is perfect for your goals. With two different university preparatory courses, students will be well prepared to tackle university entrance exams. Even if higher education isn’t your goal, this school offers many other elective courses!
This school is of Medium-High Intensity which means that they teach material at a very efficient pace. In general, you can expect to study daily for about 2 hours outside of class, depending on your level. So if you're someone who is serious about Japanese and committed to learning quickly yet still want some free time, this school could be right for you!
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We have helped over 7,000 students come to Japan since 2009. Most of our staff have been language students at the exact schools that you are looking at, so we can give you first-hand information on the application process and potential issues.
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ISI offers a wide range of elective courses, plus specialized courses, such as, a top university preparatory course. You’ll be able to get the education that you need in order to prepare for your future in Japan.
Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.
Free Wifi is available to students.
Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.
There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.
The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.
Known for its close proximity to Waseda University, Takadanobaba is largely a student-oriented area. Everything in the area is catered to a student's lifestyle. You'll find many affordable, but delicious places to eat and drink. Karaoke, bowling, darts, bars, you name it, this place has got it. Best of all, the main point of this area is affordability for students. If you make your way over to Waseda University, you can take advantage of their facilities even if you're not an enrolled student. You can sit and study in their buildings or head over to their cafeteria for a bite to eat. It's a great place to make some friends at one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan.
Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s many city centers that is popular amongst locals, much like Shibuya and Shinjuku. Located on the Northwestern part of Tokyo and conveniently on the Yamanote line, Ikebukuro offers tons of entertainment, shopping, and dining options. Ikebukuro is also a lesser known center for otaku culture, with many anime and manga shops, plus cosplay related events.
Sunshine City is the big shopping center that highlights the entire area where many young locals go to hang out. With a planetarium, an aquarium, and an amusement park inside, it has something for everyone.
This course includes standard lessons, JLPT and EJU preparation, various elective classes, and cultural activities throughout the year.
Without Student Visa
With Student Visa
6 - 24 months
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School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.
Course hours per week:20
CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE
Beginner - 9 Months
Starting from hiragana and katakana, you’ll learn the four basics of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Achievement tests will be regularly administered so you’ll be able to clearly track your Japanese progress. Main Textbook: Minna no Nihongo 1, 2
Intermediate - 9 months
Vocabulary and kanji studies are ramped up in this stage. Focus will be placed on expressing and understanding complex ideas using appropriate language for the situation. Starting from Intermediate 3, students will be able to choose an elective course that you take twice a week. Main textbooks: Learn Intermediate Japanese, Kanji Master
Advanced - 9 Months
Students will learn more difficult idioms and high level situational Japanese. Also, real world materials such as newspapers, magazines, news programs, and other television programs will be used. Elective classes will continue for advanced level students. Main textbooks: Learn Advanced Japanese, Kanji Master N1
Other Course Features
These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.
In this elective class, you’ll practice speaking and listening to increase your overall verbal communication skills.
Study proper business Japanese and etiquette. This class is perfect for all students, especially those who are looking for full-time employment in Japan.
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: The total course costs in these charts include class time, staff guidance and some school activities. Study materials and textbooks are also included, both for short-term and long-term students.
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