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Welcome to ISI Language School Kyoto

ISI Language School Kyoto is a new language school that opened in July 2017. Students can expect brand new facilities and buildings, along with the knowledge and teaching experience of the ISI educational group. Experience a modern language school located in one of the most traditional cities that Japan has to offer.

Prices starting from

¥219,000

Prices starting from

¥497,000

Prices starting from

¥895,000

Prices starting from

¥1,293,000

24 months

¥1,691,000
Study at ISI Language School in Kyoto 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

ISI Language School Kyoto

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Courses that fit your needs

ISI offers a wide range of elective courses, such as, a top university preparatory course, JLPT preparation, reading and writing, and practical speaking. You’ll be able to get the education that you fits your future plan in Japan.

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.

Small classes

Smaller than average class sizes means that each student gets more attention compared to other schools.

Accepts beginner students

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

Location

Our school is located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

KYOTO – Kyoto is arguably the most historically and culturally rich city in Japan. With great numbers of amazing temples, shrines, and other places that will give you great inspiration, there is no better place for someone wanting to fully experience traditional Japan. With 1.4 million people and more than 30 universities, Kyoto is one of the leading academic cities in Japan.

Kyoto is not all about historical things though. It is also home to several modern technology companies like video game giant, Nintendo. Despite being a “small” city compared to Tokyo, you will enjoy both ultra-modern and traditional shopping districts as Kyoto locals are just as fashion-aware and updated as Tokyo residents. If that’s still not enough, Japan’s third largest city, Osaka, is just about 30 minutes away by train.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Emmachi (6 min)
JR Sanin Main Line

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We are now accepting applications for January 2024 term

ISI Language School Kyoto

Our Japanese Courses

ISI Language School Kyoto

JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE

The course is suitable for serious students, especially those who aim to go to Japanese college, university, or pass the higher levels of the JLPT. This is the only full 2-year course available at ISI Kyoto.

Course length

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

Available starts

January - April - July - October
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule (weekdays)

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

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.

Higher education prep
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university 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.

Student demographics
ASIA - 69%
US - 3%
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES - 12%
OTHER - 16%

3 months

¥219,000

6 months

¥497,000

12 months

¥895,000

18 months

¥1,293,000

24 months

¥1,691,000

Costs

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.

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 2
BEGINNER - 6 MONTHS
In this course, you will learn reading, listening, writing, and speaking in a balanced manner. You will be able to read and write hiragana and katakana, read simple sentences in the elementary 1 level, and will be able to read and write sentences about familiar topics in the elementary 2 level. You will be used to Japanese pronunciation in this course.

TERM 3 - 5
INTERMEDIATE - 9 MONTHS
In this course, you can learn simple idioms and onomatopoeic expressions, so that you can understand common expressions in daily conversation with local people. You can learn Japanese society and culture using articles in newspaper or magazines and news. You will be able to express opinions and feelings by composing sentences and verbal communication. You can prepare for EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) in this course.

TERM 6 - 8
ADVANCED - 9 MONTHS
In this course, you learn more difficult idioms and onomatopoeic expressions, so that you can understand official expressions which are often used in newspaper articles. You will be able to modify the structure of sentences and use various expressions in conversations depending on the occasion. You will be able to grasp the main ideas of paragraphs and express opinions and feeling effectively. You can prepare for EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) in this course.

ISI Language School Kyoto

SHORT-TERM COURSE

1. SHORT TERM PRACTICAL JAPANESE COURSE
This course is best for beginner students who want to gain some practical experience studying Japanese up to JLPT N3. This course will cover JLPT preparation, conversation, writing, reading, and some cultural aspects on a short-term basis.

2. JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE
This course is a good fit for students of all levels, and aim for a high level of fluency. Students can pick from various elective classes, including practical conversation, JLPT preparation, finding a job in Japan, preparing for higher education, and more!

Course length

WITHOUT STUDENT VISA
1 - 3 months

Available starts

1. Available term starts for the short term Practical Japanese Language Course
January - April - October
COURSE FEES

  • Entrance Fee ¥15,000 one-time only
  • Weekly Fees (Tuition + Facility) ¥20,825 per week
  • Material Fee ¥8,500 once every 10 weeks

2. Available term starts for the Japanese Course
January - April - July - October
COURSE FEES

  • Entrance Fee ¥15,000 one-time only
  • Weekly Fees (Tuition + Facility) ¥17,825 per week (minimum study period is 2 weeks)
  • Material Fee ¥8,250 once every 10 weeks

Please contact us for proper pricing information

Schedule (weekdays)

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

Other features

Program for absolute beginnerss
The school’s welcomes absolutely beginner with specific beginner classes that will cover all the basic aspects of the Japanese language.

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.

Student demographics
ASIA - 69%
US - 3%
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES - 12%
OTHER - 16%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

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

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