Japanese schools

Okayama Institute of Languages

Established in 1992, Okayama Institute of Languages is one of the largest Japanese language schools in the Chūgoku and Shikoku regions. The school offers a range of courses, from those who wish to study at university or find work in Japan, to short-term and working holiday courses. For the past four years, students have passed their JLPT N1 exams with full scores, attesting to the school’s high quality teaching.

Prices starting from

¥214,000

Prices starting from

¥498,000

Prices starting from

¥838,000

Prices starting from

¥1,198,000

24 months

¥1,558,000

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JANUARY 2025 FIRST INTAKE DEADLINE FOR COURSES WITH A STUDENT VISA: JULY 19TH

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.

Okayama Institute of Languages

Overview

Personalized post-graduate guidance

Okayama Institute of Languages offers academic and career counselling for those who want to go to a Japanese graduate school, university or work in Japan, giving advice on school choices, help with resume writing, and interview training.

Part time job support

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

Full time employement support

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

English speaking staff available

There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.

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.

Study room available

There is a dedicated space for students to focus on their studies.

School library

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

Location

Our school is located in Okayama.

OKAYAMA – Okayama is a welcoming and homey place that offers all the conveniences of a city with a small-town atmosphere. It’s easy to get around by bicycle making it eco-friendly and people are exceptionally friendly. The school is located near the city centre, where you can also find restaurants, post offices, hospitals and shopping areas. There are many places to see areas of beautiful true Japan in the region, from Naoshima, famous for its modern art, to historical spots such as Korakuen Garden and the Kurashiki Bikan Historical area.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Higashi-Chuocho (5 min)
Okayama Denki Seikibashi Line

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We are now accepting applications for October 2024 term

Okayama Institute of Languages

Our Japanese Courses

Okayama Institute of Languages

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE

This course is designed for students who wish to enter Japanese graduate schools, universities, vocational schools, etc. Students can study with the goal of passing the JLPT and finding employment in Japan. The school is proud of its high-quality education, and students’ satisfaction rates are consistently over 90%. In addition to classes, students have the opportunity to study Japanese through various activities such as Japanese cultural experiences, company visits, exchanges with Japanese universities, and locals. They employ an original Kanji teaching method, which is very effective for western students to learn kanji smoothly.

Course length

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

Available starts

April - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 12:35
Or
Afternoon class 13:15 to 16:50
Course hours per week: 20
Classes are either in the morning or in the afternoon, based on your level of Japanese

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
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.

Business Japanese classes
Study proper business Japanese and etiquette. This class is perfect for all students, especially those who are looking for full-time employment in Japan.

School Intensity
Medium intensity means the school gives you a perfect balance between study pace and free time. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your life in Japan, while still being able to effectively progress your studies.

3 months

¥214,000

6 months

¥498,000

12 months

¥838,000

18 months

¥1,198,000

24 months

¥1,558,000

Costs

Total course costs

The total course costs in these charts includes class time and staff guidance. For long-term students (6 months or more), it also includes textbooks, Alumni Association fee, the Japanese national health insurance and the extended student insurance ( premiums fee are based on November 2022 and might vary).

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 3
BEGINNER - 9 MONTHS
The beginner level class is a well-balanced curriculum that focuses on daily conversation, including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji, as well as focusing on support for skills such as presentations. Their original kanji teaching method helps students learn kanji very effectively.

TERM 4 - 6
INTERMEDIATE - 9 MONTHS
Intermediate level classes are grammar classes using the main textbooks. In addition, vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, and kanji classes are also offered.

TERM 7 - 9
ADVANCED - 9 MONTHS
Advanced class students work towards their goals of entering university or finding employment. They learn more specialised Japanese language skills and cultural knowledge, along with real-life situations where Japanese is used.

Okayama Institute of Languages

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.

China
57%
Vietnam
19%
Indonesia
13%
Europe and US
3%
Nepal
3%
Myanmar
2%
Other countries
3%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Application Fee ¥0
Enrollment Fee ¥10,000
Tuition Fee ¥204,000
Other Fees ¥0

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥315,000
Other Fees ¥93,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥630,000
Other Fees ¥118,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥945,000
Other Fees ¥163,000

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,260,000
Other Fees ¥208,000

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