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ISI Language School

Address: 2-14-19 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Description ISI Language School

ISI Language School is one of the largest centers in the country for studying Japanese language and culture. The variety of courses and programs, the most experienced and qualified teachers, balanced curricula, the international atmosphere of students - all this will help you to learn the Japanese language easily and comfortably, to meet the minimum deadlines.

You can choose not only the most suitable educational program for you, but also the city you want to study: metropolitan Tokyo, bright and vibrant Takadanobaba, business and concentrated Nagano, provincial and cozy Gifu with well-established urban infrastructure. The buildings of the ISI school in any of the presented cities are equipped with the same modernity, and the variety of the proposed accommodation options will help you to choose the most convenient one.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ISI Language School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 181 550 jpy / 4 weeks

General Japanese Language Course

A universal Japanese course will help to improve all the basic language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking, will significantly expand vocabulary and improve pronunciation. The course is available for any category of students from 16 years of age (if you have a sufficiently high level of initial education, it is recommended to combine this program with a conversational Japanese course or preparation for universities).

The duration of the program can be from 2 weeks to 1 academic year (for programs 2-12 weeks does not require a student visa). A set of beginners (with a basic level of knowledge) is conducted every month throughout the school year, for other students, the start dates are determined in April, July, October and January.

Every day there are 2-4 lessons: there are morning sessions and evening sessions (in the afternoon).

Annual
17+
from 1 119 000 jpy / year

Preparing for a college or university

This is an academic Japanese language course suitable for college and university entrants of the Land of the Rising Sun. The intensity of the lessons is 20 lessons weekly: 16 are devoted to the general increase of the language level, and 4 are devoted to the basic preparation for admission, language and academic testing. An ideal program is designed for high school graduates wishing to obtain higher education in Japan and Asia.

The duration of the course is usually from 20 to 40 weeks (1 academic year), it is necessary to issue a student visa. Classes can begin in January, April, July or October. The student can attend both morning and afternoon (evening) sessions.

Preparing for a Master (Graduate)

A special program is designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree and are willing to enter the master's program in Japan. The minimum language requirements for admission are JLPT N2 and higher.

Students will not only improve their language and academic skills, but also attend useful specialized seminars: "How to properly pass an interview," "Carrying out research work," "Making an academic report," and others.

The program is designed for 20-40 weeks, almost for 1 academic year (student visa is required). Classes are held in the morning and daytime with obligatory breaks, you can enter during the year - in April, July, October or January.

Annual
16+
from 181 550 jpy / 4 weeks

Spoken Japanese

Advanced Japanese language course is designed for students already possessing basic language skills at a sufficiently high level and wishing to quickly "pump through" spoken language. It is this program that is recommended as an effective addition to the General Japanese course for maximum rapid progress.

Classes begin 4 times a year: in April, July, January and October, students from 16 years and older are admitted to the course. The duration of the course can be from 2 weeks to 1 academic year (note that for all programs longer than 12 weeks the student must complete a student visa). Classes are conducted in the morning and afternoon (evening) hours, 4 lessons per day (each lesson - 45 minutes).

Annual
17+
from 181 550 € / 4 weeks

The course of vocational guidance

A special program is dedicated to a very important issue for graduates - "How to find a job". In addition to general language enhancement (reading, listening, writing and speaking, spoken Japanese), students will improve their knowledge of business etiquette and business Japanese, will learn to write summaries, to appoint and hold meetings, interviews, to negotiate with representatives of Japan and other countries. Best in the course are students with already a good level of language (from Intermediate and above), holders of bachelor's degrees (university graduates).

The duration of the program is 6 months (minimum, student visa is required). Up to 20 people are engaged in each class. Each student can count on personal consultation regarding the future employment: invited lecturers and employers, open days and vacancies are organized, where representatives of large companies talk about their demands for workforce.

Annual
17+
from 144 550 € / 4 weeks

Preparation for top universities

The most intensive program is intended for the entrants of the most prestigious, ranking and elite universities in Japan. If you decide to get a higher education in the best Japanese university - go through this course, to feel more confident at admission and increase your chances of enrollment!

Students of this program are recommended to have a sufficiently high level of language knowledge (Intermediate or Advanced). In the classroom, students will strengthen their knowledge and improve their language skills, learn to write essays, and to take part in interviews (no more than 20 people per class).

The program is designed for a full academic year (40 weeks, you need a student visa). Start dates: April, July, October, January.

Annual
16+
from 6 800 jpy / lesson

Individual lessons of Japanese language

The fastest and most effective way to learn Japanese is to study individually with an experienced, qualified teacher or practice in mini-groups (usually classes include up to 20 people). The schedule of lessons is very flexible, fully adapts to the capabilities and needs of a particular student or group.

Minimal booking - 1 lesson. Each individual lesson lasts 45-50 minutes. Please note that the price does not include the price for tutorials, books and materials (extra paid).

12.07.2020 -08.08.2020
15-25
from 230 000 jpy / 4 weeks

Summer Japanese Courses

The summer program for the study of the Japanese language and culture is conducted on the basis of the corps in Tokyo. Students aged 18 and over, as well as pupils of 14-18 years old (children are divided into age groups) can attend the school for studying from July 3 to July 30: this is a great opportunity to learn the basic knowledge of the Japanese language, to spend time in company of new friends from around the world, to learn a lot about traditions, culture, art and history of this amazing country.

Japanese lessons are held in the morning (from 8: 5 to 12:20): all basic language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) are developed in a comprehensive manner, pronunciation is improved and vocabulary is expanded. The capacity of the summer camp is small, up to 100 people are representatives of more than 27 world countries, so an interesting and friendly international atmosphere is provided!

All the remaining time from the lessons the students will devote to interesting entertainments, excursions, walks, visits to museums and attractions. Visiting Kyoto (the ancient Japanese capital) and traveling to the legendary Mount Fuji, nightly entertainment (trips to pubs and clubs), fireworks festival, night walks on boats, karaoke evenings and sushi parties, samurai show, visit to Tokyo Disneyland - just do not list !!

The price includes:

  • Studying and basic teaching materials (4 lessons of 45 minutes daily, from 8:50 to 12:20)
  • The leisure program, travel and excursions (including entrance tickets)
  • Travel Suica card
  • Summer kimono (as a gift, you can take it with you).

It is paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Additional entertainment, excursions and trips.

Accommodation, housing and food

In Takadonobaba and Tokyo, students of language courses are offered the following accommodation options:

  •  Dormitories: affordable cost, average distance from the school building (20 minutes on foot or 40 minutes by subway train), international situation - neighbors from the most different countries of the world! Permanent reliable protection. Meals are self-catering, bedding is included in the price.
  • Host family: an opportunity to learn about national traditions, life, peculiarities of Japanese character, constantly practice speech with native speakers. The average distance from the school (by public transport can be reached in 40-60 minutes). The price includes meals (breakfasts and dinners). The maximum length of stay in a family is 12 weeks, and the application for a host family should be left no later than 2 months before the expected start of the course.
  • Guest houses (only available in Tokyo): the opportunity to live with students from different countries, the average distance from the school (on the metro train - 40-50 minutes). Usually students are accommodated in common rooms for several people (kitchens, bathrooms, toilets and living rooms are shared), but if two people come to study together, they can be given a double room. Bedding is already included in the price.
  • Rented mansion or apartments: fully furnished and equipped with necessary household and digital appliances, the school can be reached by metro in 10-30 minutes. In each room (usually designed for 3 people, but there are also double rooms for those who came to study together) has its own bathroom and toilet, as well as a kitchenette. Bedding is already included in the price.

The building in Gifu offers students the following options for living:

  • Student hostels: located directly opposite the school and are relatively inexpensive (bedding is already included in the price, meals are self-catering). Each room includes a bathroom, a toilet and a small kitchen.
  • The host family (it is booked for a maximum of 12 weeks, the application must be submitted no later than 2 months before the expected start of studies): the opportunity to constantly practice the language with its native speakers, learn a lot about the Japanese culture, traditions and way of life. The road to the school will take 40-60 minutes, breakfasts and suppers are already included in the price.

At the Nagano school, students of the language courses have the following options for living:

  • Dormitories: affordable cost and closeness to the school building - only 10-15 minutes on foot. Food - self-service. Bedding is already included in the price. Each room has a bathroom, toilet and kitchen, and your neighbors will be representatives of various countries around the world.
  • Host family (note: in this case, the application must be submitted at least 2 months before the expected arrival, and the maximum booking time is 12 weeks): the opportunity to constantly study Japanese life, traditions and culture. The price includes meals (breakfasts and dinners), and the road to school will be 40-60 minutes.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Business Japanese, Career development course, communications, Japanese, maths, Natural Sciences, Preparation for EJU, Preparation for JLPT

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

I. Campus in Tokyo (Takadanobaba):

1) General Japanese language course (student visa required, 20 lessons per week, 20 students per group):

  • 6 months (20 weeks) = 3590 €
  • 9 months (30 weeks) = 5072 €
  • 1 year (40 weeks) = 6553 €.

2) Short-term courses of the Japanese language A visa is not required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the expected start of the course):

  • 2 weeks = 472 €
  • 4 weeks = 755 €
  • 6 weeks = 1037 €
  • 8 weeks = 1320 €
  • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1603 €
  • 12 weeks = 1954 €
  • 14 weeks = 2236 €
  • 16 weeks = 2519 €
  • 18 weeks = 2802 €
  • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 3085 €.

3) Individual Lessons and lessons in mini-groups (cost per 1 lesson):

  • From 1 to 20 lessons: personal = 55 €, 2-5 people = 52 €, 6-10 people = 34 €, 11-15 people = 25 €
  • 21-50 lessons: personal = 52 €, 2-5 people = 46 €, 6-10 people = 28 €, 11-15 people = 19 €
  • Over 51 lessons: personal = 46 €, 2-5 people = 43 €, 6-10 people = 25 €, 11-15 people = 16 €.

II. Campus in Ikebukuro (Tokyo):

1) General Japanese language course (student visa required, 20 lessons per week, 20 students per group):

  • 6 months (20 weeks) = 3590 €
  • 9 months (30 weeks) = 5072 €
  • 1 year (40 weeks) = 6553 €. [ 999.56]

2) Short-term Japanese language courses (a visa is not required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the proposed course start):

  • 2 weeks = 472 €
  • 4 weeks = 755 €
  • 6 weeks = 1037 €
  • 8 weeks = 1320 €
  • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1603 €
  • ]
  • 12 weeks = 1954 €
  • 14 weeks = 2236 €
  • 16 weeks = 2519 €
  • 18 weeks = 2802 €
  • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 3085 €.

3) Individual lessons and lessons in mini-groups (cost per 1 lesson):

  • From 1 to 20 lessons: personal = 55 €, 2-5 people = 52 €, 6-10 people = 34 €, 11-15 people = 25 €
  • 21 -50 lessons: personal = 52 €, 2-5 people = 46 €, 6-10 people = 28 €, 11-15 people = 19 €
  • Over 51 lessons: personal = 46 €, 2-5 Person = 43 €, 6-10 people = 25 €, 11-15 people = 16 €.

III. Campus in Gifu

1) General Japanese language course (student visa required, 20 lessons per week, 20 students per group):

  • 6 months (20 weeks) = 3327 € [ 999.98]
  • 9 months (30 weeks) = 4682 €
  • 1 year (40 weeks) = 6037 €.

2) Short-term courses of the Japanese language (no visa required; The deadline for applications is exactly one month before the expected start of the course):

  • 2 weeks = 322 €
  • 4 weeks = 577 €
  • 6 weeks = 833 €
  • 8 weeks = 1088 €
  • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1344 €
  • 12 weeks = 1666 €
  • 14 weeks = 1921 €
  • 16 weeks = 2177 €
  • 18 weeks = 2432 €
  • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 2688 €.
  • [ 999.127]

    3) Individual lessons and lessons in mini-groups (cost per 1 lesson):

    • From 1 to 20 lessons: personal = 55 €, 2-5 people = 52 €, 6-10 people = 34 €, 11-15 people = 25 €
    • 21-50 lessons: personal = 52 €, 2-5 people = 46 €, 6-10 people = 28 €, 11-15 people = 19 €
    • Over 51 lessons: personal = 46 €, 2-5 people = 43 €, 6-10 people = 25 €, 11-15 people = 16 €.

    IV. Campus in Kyoto:

    1) University Foundation Course (student visa required, 20 lessons per week, 20 students per group):

    • 6 months (20 weeks) = 3590 €
    • 9 months (30 weeks) = 5072 €
    • 1 year (40 weeks) = 6552 €. [ 999.148]

    2) University Foundation Course (the visa is not required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the expected start of the course):

    • 2 weeks = 472 €
    • 4 weeks = 755 €
    • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1603 €
    • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 3085 €.

    3) General course of the Japanese language (no visa is required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the expected start of the course):

    • 6 months (20 weeks) = 4080 €
    • 9 months ( 30 weeks) = 5806 €.

    4) Short-term Japanese language courses (no visa is required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the proposed course start):

    • 2 weeks = 521 € [999.174 ]
    • 4 weeks = 853 €
    • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1848 €
    • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 3574 €.

    5) Individual lessons and lessons in mini-groups (cost per 1 lesson):

    • From 1 to 20 lessons: personal = 55 €, 2-5 people = 52 €, 6-10 people = 34 €, 11-15 people = 25 €
    • 21-50 lessons: personal = 52 €, 2-5 people = 46 €, 6-10 people = 28 € , 11-15 people = 19 €
    • Over 51 lessons: personal = 46 €, 2-5 people = 43 €, 6-10 people = 25 €, 11-15 people = 16 €.

    V. Campus in Nagano:

    1) General Japanese language course (student visa required, 20 lessons per week, 20 students per group):

    • 6 months (20 weeks) = 3223 €
    • 9 months (30 weeks) = 4549 €
    • 1 year (40 weeks) = 5875 €.

    2) Short-term Japanese language courses (no visa is required, the deadline for applications is exactly one month before the expected start of the course):

    • 2 weeks = 428 €
    • 4 weeks = 673 €
    • 6 weeks = 918 €
    • 8 weeks = 1163 €
    • 10 weeks (1 semester) = 1407 €
    • 12 weeks = 1714 €
    • 14 weeks = 1958 €
    • ] 16 weeks = 2203 €
    • 18 weeks = 2448 €
    • 20 weeks (2 semesters) = 2693 €.

    3) Individual lessons and lessons in the mini -groups (cost per 1 lesson):

    • From 1 to 20 lessons: personal = 55 €, 2-5 people = 52 €, 6-10 people = 34 €, 11-15 people = 25 €
    • 21-50 lessons: personal = 52 €, 2-5 people = 46 €, 6-10 people = 28 €, 11-15 people = 19 €
    • Over 51 lessons: personal = 46 €, 2-5 people = 43 €, 6 -10 people = 25 €, 11-15 people = 16 €.

Extra fees:

  • Application Fee 15000 JPY
  • Study materials 8250 JPY
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 8250 JPY

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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