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Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Sendagaya Japanese Institute was established in 1975 and has 2 campuses; Sendagaya Japanese College in Takadanobaba and Sendagaya Language School in Komagome. Accross both campuses Sendagaya Japanese Institute has helped more than 25,000 graduates master Japanese and reach their goals in Japan. There is a strong emphasis on preparing students for higher education – not only is the school an officially recognized University Preparatory Education Institution, it also sees over 600 students pass their entrance exams to Japanese universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools.

The school provides multilingual support for international students, as well as guidance and support in their daily life, studies, and finding a job in Japan.

Prices starting from

¥471,000

Prices starting from

¥816,000

Prices starting from

¥1,161,000

24 months

¥1,506,000

Prices starting from

¥446,000

Prices starting from

¥776,000

Prices starting from

¥1,106,000

24 months

¥1,436,000
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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.

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

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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 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 1

Our school is located in Komagome, Tokyo

The school is located nearest to Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote Line and the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line. It is a 3 minute walk from Komagome Station, known for its famous Japanese garden called “Rikugien”.

Location 2

And in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Takadanobaba is a vibrant student town with many universities, vocational schools and Japanese language schools in the area. There are many international students, and students can deepen their learning in a diverse environment. It is also close to Shinjuku, where students can enjoy a range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time) - Komagome

Komagome Station (2 min)
Namboku Line, Yamanote Line

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time) - Takadanobaba

Takadanobaba Station (5 min)
Shinjuku Line, Tozai Line, Yamanote Line

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We are now accepting applications for October 2024 term

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Our Japanese Courses

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Preparation course for higher education

This course aims to help students enter university, graduate school, or vocational school. On top of entry exam preparation and Japanese language skills, students can elect classes to improve other academic skills such as math and chemistry. The course also focuses on building students' communication skills for the classroom and life after they finish language school.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
6-24 months

Available starts

April and October

Schedule (weekdays)

Weekdays
Morning class 08:50 to 13:00
Or
Afternoon class 13:30 to 17:40
Course hours per week: 24

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
Students are organized into classes based on prior knowledge of Chinese characters and existing Japanese language level. In class, students familiarize themselves with the structure of the exam, how to solve the exam questions, and how to achieve high scores. A mock exam will be conducted using an app developed by the school.

Higher education prep elective class
Students choose classes based on which school they want to go to. There are college preparatory classes for those who wish to apply for university, while there are JLPT preparatory classes for those who want to go to vocational college. Students prepare for exams through solving problem exercises and completing mock exams, learning how to write an essay, and how to complete their applications to the highest possible standard.

Conversation class
On top of learning essential Japanese language skills, students continue to build their communication skills in conversation class. From January to March, students in the Mid-Senior level or higher also take "Discussion" and "Speech" classes.

Business class
Japanese for business use (conducted from January to March at Upper Intermediate level and above)

Japanese culture class
Getting to know Japanese culture (conducted from January to March at the Upper Intermediate level and above)

Japanese movie analysis class
Translation class where students translate dramas and films into Japanese (held at the Upper Intermediate level and above during the January-March period)

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!

6 months

¥471,000

12 months

¥816,000

18 months

¥1,161,000

24 months

¥1,506,000

Costs

Total course costs

Textbook is not included, to be purchased in cash

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

BEGINNER
Students develop essential Japanese language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a class that suits their level. Through learning grammar, vocabulary, and practising speaking and writing students will build the language and communication skills necessary for living and studying in Japan.

INTERMEDIATE
Students will develop their reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills in a balanced manner, and acquire the knowledge and operational skills necessary for university and graduate school entrance exams. Along with the Comprehensive Japanese Language Class, students can choose an elective class. In the elective classes, students can choose the class that best suits their study objectives from university entrance, graduate school entrance, and JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation.

ADVANCED
The goal for the advanced lessons is to acquire a higher level of Japanese language skills and to be able to participate in classes with Japanese students after entering university or graduate school. Students will be able to read textbook-level readings for university and graduate school and summarize the contents and express their own opinions.

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

General Japanese Course

From daily conversation to business Japanese, to preparation for Japanese language exams, the school offers a variety of classes depending on students' objectives. They support your goals while comprehensively improving your skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
6-24 months

Available starts

April - July - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Weekdays
Morning class 09:00 to 12:00
Or
Afternoon class 13:30 to 16:50
Course hours per week: 20

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
JLPT prep classes are offered for levels N3 to N1. In class, students familiarize themselves with the structure of the exam, how to solve the exam questions, and how to achieve high scores. A mock exam will be conducted using an app developed by the school.

Higher education prep elective class
Students can take classes that meet their objectives, such as “Business Japanese,” “JLPT Preparation, and “Japanese Conversation”.

Conversation class
There are various classes, such as “talking about your hobbies”, “introducing your own country,” “the cultural difference between Japan and your own country,” “talking about the news,” and “students bringing in themes to exchange ideas,” and the content varies depending on the level.

Business class
In the “Business Japanese Class”, which is an elective class, students can intensively learn the Japanese necessary for job hunting. This includes how to write a resume and learning Japanese corporate culture through case studies. Students will be able to acquire the Japanese language skills they need to successfully find employment.

Japanese culture class
There are classes in which groups and individuals research, compile, and present Japanese culture and custom topics (for example; maneki-neko, Japanese confectionery etc). Students can learn a lot about Japan by researching and presenting topics about Japan.

Student demographics
China 80%
Vietnam : 10%
Thai : 4%
Others (Taiwa, Russia, Quatar, UAE) 6%

6 months

¥446,000

12 months

¥776,000

18 months

¥1,106,000

24 months

¥1,436,000

Costs

Total course costs

Textbook is not included, to be purchased in cash

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

BEGINNER
Students build a strong foundation in Japanese language skills through learning basic words, grammar, and expressions. Once they pass this level, students will have the basic Japanese language skills to live in Japan. This includes navigating daily life, interacting with others, talking about hobbies, what they do in their spare time, and more.

INTERMEDIATE
Students will be able to understand Japanese culture and other topics through reading and listening. They will be able to speak and write opinions in simple Japanese. Students at this level can take elective classes such as JLPT N3 or N2 preparation, or business Japanese.

ADVANCED
Students at the advanced level will be able to write on specialized and more abstract topics, as well as discuss and create presentations in Japanese. Students at this level have the Japanese skills to pass JLPT N1.

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Student demographics

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

China
80%
Vietnam
10%
Thailand
4%
Other countries
6%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥60,000
Tuition Fee ¥345,000
Other Fees ¥46,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥60,000
Tuition Fee ¥690,000
Other Fees ¥46,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥60,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,035,000
Other Fees ¥46,000

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥60,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,380,000
Other Fees ¥46,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥330,000
Other Fees ¥39,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥660,000
Other Fees ¥39,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥990,000
Other Fees ¥39,000

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,320,000
Other Fees ¥39,000

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