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ISI Takadanobaba

For students aiming to enter Japanese higher education, ISI Language School Takadanobaba is perfect for your goals. With their university preparatory course, 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!

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Courses that fit your needs

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.

Accepts beginner students

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

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.

Part time job support

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

Interact with Japanese students

Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.


Our school is located in Takadanobaba

TAKADANOBABA – 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 and is incredibly diverse and multiculture. You’ll find many affordable, but delicious places to eat and drink. Karaoke, bowling, darts, bars, you name it, this place has got it. It’s also only a couple of stops away from Shinjuku, where there are more entertainment and dining options.

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.


Takadanobaba (3 min)
JR Yamanote Line, Tozai Line

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ISI Japanese Language School Takadanobaba

Our Japanese Courses

ISI Japanese Language School Takadanobaba


This course includes standard lessons, JLPT and EJU preparation, various elective classes, and cultural activities throughout the year.

Course length

3 months
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 08:50 to 12:00
Afternoon class 13:00 to 16:10
Course hours per week: 15
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.

Conversation classes
In this elective class, you’ll practice speaking and listening to increase your overall verbal communication skills.

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
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!

Student demographics
ASIA - 69%
US - 3%
OTHER - 16%

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Total course costs

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.


Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 3
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

TERM 4 - 6
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

TERM 7 - 9
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


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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Application Fee ¥0
Enrollment Fee ¥20,000
Tuition Fee ¥177,000
Other Fees ¥22,000

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥354,000
Other Fees ¥44,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥708,000
Other Fees ¥88,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,062,000
Other Fees ¥132,000

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,416,000
Other Fees ¥176,000