Japanese schools

Welcome to KAI

Since 1987, KAI has built a program built on cultural understanding and psychological theories, specially designed to meet all students needs. They also have a strong reputation for supporting students that have no kanji background as well as providing a multi-national environment with students from 40 countries.

Prices starting from

¥310,000

Prices starting from

¥581,800

Prices starting from

¥1,062,000

Prices starting from

¥1,583,800

24 months

¥2,064,000

Prices starting from

¥394,000
Study at KAI Japanese Language School with Go! Go! Nihon

Apply now for January 2024

STUDENT VISA FINAL INTAKE DEADLINE FOR JANUARY TERM: AUGUST 28 FOR TOKYO, YOKOHAMA, KOFU, KYOTO & SEPTEMBER 11 FOR KOBE

*NOTE: Spots are limited, some schools have set an earlier deadline. We recommend all students to contact Go! Go! Nihon and submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to complete all the paperwork in time. We are also now accepting applications for the next available term, April 2024

KAI Language School

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Great for western students

Unlike most other language schools, KAI has a very high percentage of students from Western countries. This means they have a ton of experience in how to teach to students that may have difficulty learning Japanese that students from Asian countries do not experience.

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.

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.

Part time job support

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

Location

Our school is located in Shin-Okubo, Tokyo.

SHIN-OKUBO – Shin-Okubo is an area known for being heavily influenced by Korean culture. Here you’ll find many Korea-themed shops and restaurants. With increasing interest in Korean culture by Japanese locals, Shin-Okubo is a must-see area which blends Korea with Japan. Come experience the best of both worlds here!

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Shin-Okubo (5 min)

JR Yamanote line

Higashi-Shinjuku (7 min)

Fukutoshin subway line

Okubo (10 min)

Chuo-Sobu line

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We are now accepting applications for January 2024 term

KAI Language School

Our Japanese Courses

KAI Language School

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE

This course includes standard lessons, JLPT preparation, various elective choices and cultural activities throughout the year. This course focuses heavily on verbal communication.

Course length

Without Student Visa
3 months

With Student Visa
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 12:50
or
Afternoon class 13:40 to 17:30
Total 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.

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

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 - 25%
US - 17%
SWEDEN - 14%
SPAIN - 11%
ITALY - 12%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 21%

3 months

¥310,000

6 months

¥581,800

12 months

¥1,062,000

18 months

¥1,583,800

24 months

¥2,064,000

Costs

Total course costs

*Other fees include material fees, the KAI Digital Learning System fee, and extended student insurance.

** All students are required to have an iPad for class. The iPad rental fee is 12,000 yen per term which is not included in the Total Course Costs.
You may bring your own iPad, but it must be an iPad, iPad Air or iPad Pro that are less than 3 years old.

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

Course Overview

TERM 1 - 2
BEGINNER - 6 MONTHS
Students will be taught basic grammar sentence patterns and gain understanding on how Japanese is used. Main textbooks: Kai Original Textbooks

TERM 3 - 5
INTERMEDIATE - 9 MONTHS
Variation of expressions is learned focused around communication skills. More social topics, grammar strengthening, vocabulary, and up to 1,000 kanji will be learned. Main textbooks: Kai Original Textbooks

TERM 6 - 8
ADVANCED - 9 MONTHS
Students will be able to speak and write with accuracy and logic. They will be able to achieve a level of sophistication in their communication will enhance their ability to speak with others comfortably and build their human relations network. Main textbooks: Kai Original Textbooks, Depends on electives

KAI Language School

CONVERSATION COURSE

The Practical Conversation Course is a conversation course for learners from complete beginner to intermediate level. The emphasis of this course is on the immediate use of the language by developing communication skills in Japanese. The course has 5 levels. The curriculum is constructed with units of a week and students can complete the level by finishing 4 units.

Course length

Without Student Visa
3 months

Available starts

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School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 11:50/12:50
or
Afternoon class 13:00/14:00 to 16:50
Total course hours per week: 15
Classes are either in the morning or in the afternoon based on your level of Japanese

Other features

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 - 25%
US - 17%
SWEDEN - 14%
SPAIN - 11%
ITALY - 12%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 21%

3 months

¥394,000

Costs

Total course costs

The Practical Conversation Course covers 15 hours of lesson per week.
A materials fee of 3,000 yen applies additionally per level and there is as weekly summer supplement of 2000 yen during from the 12th of June 2023 to 1st of September 2023.

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
Tuition Fee ¥260,000
Other Fees ¥20,000

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
Tuition Fee ¥500,000
Other Fees ¥21,800

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
Tuition Fee ¥960,000
Other Fees ¥42,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,460,000
Other Fees ¥63,800

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,920,000
Other Fees ¥84,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Admission Fee ¥10,000
Weekly tuition ¥30,000

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees