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Interculture Language Academy

ILA is the 7th oldest Japanese language school in Japan, and the oldest in Kobe.

The school is family-run, with a lot of experience in creating a strong international environment and a close-knit culture.

As Councilor of the Kinki District Nisshinkyo, an Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, ILA’s principal has strong ties to higher education institutions in Western Japan and can help introduce students directly. The school offers personalized support for finding employment as well.

Prices starting from

¥227,500

Prices starting from

¥526,300

Prices starting from

¥897,700

Prices starting from

¥1,295,500

24 months

¥1,685,400
Interculture Language Academy

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APPLY NOW FOR OCTOBER 2024! FINAL INTAKE DEADLINE FOR COURSES WITH A STUDENT VISA: JULY 5TH

Spots are limited, and deadlines are subject to change. We recommend all students to contact Go! Go! Nihon and submit their application well in advance of the deadline. We are also accepting applications for the January 2025 term.

ILA

Overview

The 7th oldest Japanese Language School in Japan

ILA is the 7th oldest Japanese Language School in Japan and the oldest in Kobe City. ILA is a Japanese language school with tradition and achievements and has a reliable educational curriculum that meets diverse needs.

ILA won the “Best Practice School Award” in the online lessons by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. For everyone’s needs, staff incredibly supports in regards to study and elective choices. ILA provides above-and-beyond support in regard to employment. Specific counseling is offered to the students even after their language studies.

Higher education prep and support available

As a former professor, the principal has ensured that many students have successfully pursued further education in Japan.

Accepts beginner students

Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.

Part-time and full-time job support available

The Business Class is a Nisshinkyo-approved program that covers communication skills and manners essential for working in Japan. Students seeking employment are supported by dedicated staff holding an MBA and Employment Placement Permit.

Elective classes available

Long-term students have a variety of elective classes to choose from, including but not limited to: kanji, EJU prep, and conversation.

WiFi available​

Free Wifi is available to students.

Student lounge available​

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.

School library

There is a modern library open to students with books and other resources available.

Location

Our school is located in Kobe.

ILA is located in Kobe City which is selected as the 5th cleanest City in the world by Forbes. Students can enjoy both a seaport and airport, the mountains, and the sea. The campus is only a few train stops away from the busier areas of the city.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Nagata Station (1 min)

Seishin・Yamate Line

Kosoku-Nagata Station (3 min)

Kobe Kosoku Line

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We are now accepting applications for October 2024 term

Interculture Language Academy

Our Japanese Courses

Interculture Language Academy

Preparation for Higher Education or Business

This course includes classes for learning foundational language skills, and at the higher levels, the course can be tailored to the student's future goal, whether pursuing higher education or employment.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
6 months - 2 years

Available starts

April, July, October, and January

Schedule (weekdays)

Weekdays
Morning class 9:00-12:20
Or
Afternoon class 13:20-16:40
Course hours per week: 20
Many class levels are available in both the mornings and afternoons. Students have high flexibility in choosing their class schedule.

 

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
These classes will prepare you for levels N2 and N1 of the JLPT. You will have the opportunity to try lots of practice tests to get ready for the real thing.

Higher education prep elective class
Prepare for higher education with EJU practice problems or forming a research plan.

Conversation class
You'll increase your verbal skills and practice and have the chance to practice natural conversation with native speakers.

Business class
This class will help you gain knowledge of Japanese society and business etiquette, plus practice for job interviews.

Japanese movie analysis class
You will experience Japanese culture, and learn about Japanese society in class and through activities with local Japanese high school students.

3 months

¥227,500

6 months

¥526,300

12 months

¥897,700

18 months

¥1,295,500

21 months

¥1,490,250

24 months

¥1,685,400

Costs

Total course costs

Textbooks fees and insurance are included in the total amount.

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

BEGINNER - 6-7 MONTHS

The focus will be on basic grammar, kanji, and vocabulary, plus focus on everyday conversation. Main textbooks: Minna no Nihongo, and others

INTERMEDIATE - 9 MONTHS

The focus will be on Intermediate sentence patterns, vocabulary, kanji, and grammar, plus a focus on natural conversation. Main textbooks: A New Approach to Japanese, and others

ADVANCED - 8 MONTHS

The focus will be on vocabulary, Kanji, and final grammar, plus focus on the JLPT test or EJU measures. Main textbooks: Advanced Japanese, and others

Interculture Language Academy

Short-Term Course

This course includes standard lessons for students who want to improve their weak points in a short time.

Course length

WITHOUT STUDENT VISA
3 months
WITH STUDENT VISA
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January, April, July and October

Schedule (weekdays)

Weekdays
Morning class 9:00-12:20
Or
Afternoon class 13:20-16:40
Course hours per week: 20
Classes are either in the morning or in the afternoon, based on your level of Japanese.

 

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 2

The focus will be on basic grammar, vocabulary, and kanji, plus a focus on everyday verbal communication. Main textbook: Minna no Nihongo

TERM 3 - 5

The focus will be on vocabulary, kanji, and grammar. Main Textbook: Advance study Japanese, New Approach, etc.

TERM 6 - 8

The focus will be on vocabulary, kanji, and grammar. Main Textbook: Advance study Japanese, New Approach, etc.

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥33,000
Tuition Fee ¥172,500

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥88,000
Tuition Fee ¥343,900
Other Fees 72,400

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥88,000
Tuition Fee ¥687,800
Other Fees ¥99,900

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥88,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,031,700
Other Fees ¥153,300

21 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥88,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,203,650
Other Fees ¥176,600

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥88,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,375,600
Other Fees ¥199,800

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

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18 months fees

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