Japanese school in Tokyo: ISI Language School

From 63400.- JPY
approx 488.- EUR
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Key points

  • Established school with a friendly atmosphere and excellent teachers
  • Central location in one of the world's largest cities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodations
Guest house, Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
China, South Korea, Sweden, etc..
ratings
50 authentic opinions

ISI Tokyo is located in the Takadanobaba district, a stone's throw from the Takadanobaba metro station. In this vibrant part of Shinjuku, you’re right in the centre of Tokyo. Universities, a large library, sports halls, cultural centres and a wide variety of restaurants and shops help make this one of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods. The large, modern language school has a welcoming atmosphere that attracts students from all over the world. In 20 comfortable classrooms, teachers use modern communicative techniques and technologies to make the learning of Japanese exciting. A large open plan lounge encourages lively discussions. Use the library and computer room to find information complementary to your Japanese course. Vending machines for snacks and drinks are available, and there is hot water to prepare coffee and tea. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms near the main course centre.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 40 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 63400.-
(about EUR 488.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 40 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:50-12:20 or 13:00–16:10 (Beginner - Lower intermediate)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals
2
63400
154300
143800
3
81225
209225
186825
4
99050
264150
229850
6
134700
374000
315900
8
170350
483850
401950
12
249900
711800
582300
16
321200
754400
24
525800
1160600
Extra week (24+)
17825
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 09.04 / 08.07 / 08.10.2019
Starting dates
15.01 / 21.01 / 28.01 / 04.02 / 12.02 / 18.02 / 25.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 22.04 / 07.05 / 13.05 / 20.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 28.10 / 04.11 / 11.11 / 18.11 / 25.11 / 02.12 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
Bank holidays
14.01 / 11.02 / 15.07 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 09.01.2019
21.03.2019 - 10.04.2019
27.04.2019 - 06.05.2019
29.06.2019 - 09.07.2019
03.08.2019 - 18.08.2019
28.09.2019 - 09.10.2019
21.12.2019 - 14.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

The indicated start dates (beginner) correspond to the orientation days which may take place a few days prior to the actual course start dates.
Actual course start dates: 08.01 / 09.04 / 08.07 / 08.10.2019
There is an orientation and placement test held on these dates above, and small welcome party on the following day.

Please note that there may be other days with activities instead of lessons.

*Dates are subject to change slightly depending on the availability of the facility.

Options/Extras

Extra night in a residence 6800 JPY
Extra night with host family 5300 JPY
Supplement (Host family, 23.12.2019 - 04.01.2020, per night) 2500 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Guest House/Weekly Mansion)
arrival between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
31000 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Host family (Public transport))
arrival between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
18000 JPY

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (Weekly Mansion Tokiwadai)
Residence, single room, no meals (Weekly Mansion Ekoda)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

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50 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
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23 years old - France
/ 5
Très bon Séjour ! Une École de très bonne Qualité et professionnel , Des professeur à l’écoute , un établissement bien placé . L'enseignement est très bien adapté pour apprendre la langue , mais peut parfois être compliqué à cause des nombreux Contrôle / Test dans la semaine . Avec une bonne motivation on surmonte facilement cet difficulté et on apprécie l'évolution qu'on à fait dans l’apprentissage de la langue que cela apporte . Très bonne Famille d'accueil , respect de l'intimité , gentil , à l'écoute , Soutien dans la vie de tout les jours . Profité de la multitude des différente culture dans votre classe pour s’enrichir Humainement et faire des rencontre .
11 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui je pense avoir fait des progrès dans l'apprentissage de la langue Japonaise , avant mon départ je connaissait à peine l'écriture hiragana , maintenant je li sans difficulté et je peut commencé à m’exprimai , posez des questions , répondre , avoir une discutions Basic en japonais. »
School highlights
« L'écoute des professeur et de l'équipe de l'école et de leurs gentillesse / compréhension. »
Top tips
« Profité de la diversité Gastronomique , Visité les villes proches de Tokyo . »
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
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17 years old - France
/ 5
Le Japon est un pays merveilleux et accueillant. C'était la première fois que j'allais au Japon et j'ai envie dis retourner dès que je le pourrais. C'est le gros point fort de mon voyage !! Je n'aurais pas pu rêver mieux comme famille d'accueil ! Jai pu faire des sorties avec eux et découvrir leur tradition et leur mode de vie a la japonaise !! Je recommande a tous ceux qui veulent connaître le Japon de la vie de tout les jour de loger en famille d'accueil !
4 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (1.7 / 5)
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32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, January – April 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Mi ha impressionato la vitalitá delle cittá che ho visitato.La cucina era ottima e non ci si annoiava mai. La scuola é ben organizzata e per ogni evenienza é pronta ad aiutare Gli insegnanti sono stati molto cortesi e i metodi d'insegnamento variavano da docente a docente, ma sempre chiari Famiglia fantastica, molto allegra e sempre disponibile e affettuosa.I pasti erano eccezionali
23 weeks, October 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, ho iniziato a studiare giapponese come principiante e dopo sei mesi riesco a capire le conversazioni quotidiane e a fare delle frasi di uso quotidiano o scolastico. »
School highlights
« I docenti e la mescolanza delle classi »
Top tips
« In inverno le varie illuminazioni per il periodo natalizio. Il capodanno é stupendo, c'é molto movimento. »
18 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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20 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
Saitama was an interesting city to be staying in, its nothing like we have here in england, I enjoyed jogging along the river admiring the scenery. Exploring tokyo also from osaka to shinjuku it was a different feel with every city. Great teachers, great teacher assistants fantastic atmosphere in classes every one got on well 10/10 The family was amazing they put me before anything else, really made me feel welcome and made the whole experience of staying abroad alone for the first time feel like a breeze. I reccomend these fine people to any who are thinking of home staying in japan, their house is westernised with japanese styled rooms still in the house making for an easy transition from a western country to a home stay in japan. the family itself has 3 children (2 boys and a girl) all of which were a joy to meet, boundless energy and all keen to introduce you to their way of life, the mother and father were very patient and also keen to help if I ever needed it, I am eternally grateful for their hospitality and kindness Great experinece, I will be back next year for a years stay!
4 weeks, October – November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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« The class mates was the best thing, all a joy to be around, the ease of the lessons, the teachers attitude all great! »
23 years old - France
/ 5
25 weeks, April – September 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui surtout en oral car en allant dans le pays lui-même nous sommes immergés dans la langue et la culture, ce qui nous fait vite progressé. »

Testimonials

Marine Agostini
Marine Agostini
ISI Tokyo
Duration: 4 weeks

Tokyo is a fascinating town and the trip was very well-organised. When I arrived, I found the accommodation in the Guest House was very nice and the atmosphere was multicultural, which allowed me to make new friends rapidly. The ISI school is beautiful and the courses are very dynamic. This way, you learn very fast. The activities organised by the school are very interesting. I could take part in a tea ceremony and a city tour. My whole stay was simply great. But a month is definitely too short if you want to see all of the attractions of the Tokyo metropolis.

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Iris Vloothuis
Iris Vloothuis
ISI Language School, Tokyo
Duration: 4 weeks

I felt very excited to go to Tokyo because I had wanted to visit Japan for a long time. Tokyo is a very large city with lots of interesting places to visit. Even though it's always busy or crowded, it’s comfortable to live there, and also very convenient (especially to travel between cities). Studying at ISI has also been a pleasant experience. The lessons are taught in a fun and energetic way. They are easy to understand and you can apply them in your daily life in Japan. In the afternoon, we often went sightseeing. It was very fun and interesting to learn about Japanese culture. During my stay in Japan, I stayed with a Japanese host family. I loved it. They were all very kind and helpful. I could practice my Japanese speaking and writing with them and learn about their daily life. All in all, I loved being there and wished I could have stayed longer. Thank you all.

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Host family
This is the ideal option if you wish to immerse yourself in daily Tokyo life. In a country with a very different culture, staying with a Japanese family can be a comfort and allows you to experience the lifestyle of a traditional Tokyo family. You will stay in a single room and receive half-board accommodation. The families live within an hour to 90 minutes of the course centre by public transport. A homestay can be a convenient option to get your bearings in Japan for the first few weeks. You then have the possibility of choosing another accommodation type among those offered by the school in order to discover a different, more independent way of living in Tokyo.

Guesthouse
ISI Language School-Tokyo offers the chance to stay in a guesthouse (Warabi, Matsudo or Nerima). This is the option which is most often chosen by European students. You will have your own small bedroom and share the common areas (kitchen/dining area, laundry, showers, living room with TV and Wi-Fi) with the other residents. You will need to allow about 45 minutes by metro to get to school and around 18,000 yen per month for transport costs.

Residence
Depending on the duration of your stay in Japan, the school can offer you two pleasant residences located a short distance from public transport. Situated 20 minutes by train from the school, the Tokiwadai residence is available for stays of 2 weeks and upwards, while the Ekoda residence is 30 minutes by train from the school and is also available for stays of 2 weeks and upwards. Whichever you choose, you will have a single room with a private bathroom, air conditioning, free internet access, a TV, small refrigerator and telephone (receiving calls is free, but an extra charge applies for making calls). Microwave ovens, vending machines for drinks and newspapers as well as coin-operated laundry facilities are available on-site. Bed linen is provided.

After class, you will certainly find plenty to occupy your afternoons and evenings. Travel around Tokyo, from the Imperial Palace to the electric town of Akihabara, passing through the City of Dolls (Ningyocho). Do some shopping, learn about Japanese tea ceremonies, take a course in Ikebana or contemplate the far-out designs of Metabolist architecture. Anything is possible in the immense capital of Japan. The school will also give you ideas and advice on what to do and see: climbing trails on Mount Fuji, water sports in summer and hiking, ice-skating, skiing and snowboarding in legendary Japanese powder snow in the winter.

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