Japanese school in Tokyo: Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture

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approx 402.- EUR
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Key points

  • Located at the heart of Tokyo, near to the attractions of the capital
  • School experienced in teaching international students
  • Provides not only Japanese language education but also traditional cultural experience
  • A variety of courses for any levels

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Taiwan, Sweden, United States, etc..
ratings
125 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located on the ground floor, sixth floor and eighth floor of a modern building in the centre of Tokyo. Easily reachable with the metro (Kudanshita, Jimbo-cho or Suidobashi), it has 11 spacious and bright classrooms, spread over the lower floors. The eighth floor is a large space, full of plants, which is open for students to have lunch or study before or after class. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony room and calligraphy room on this floor create a peaceful and authentic atmosphere. The school is in a business district which is home to numerous universities, shops and restaurants. You will therefore find all conveniences nearby. In the company of international students of more than 35 different nationalities, you will learn Japanese in excellent conditions. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school as well as 8 computers for students, a small library, vending machine for drinks and hot/cold water dispenser. The Kudan Institute offers an authentic insight into Japanese culture, with events such as a graduation ceremony, speech contest and cultural exchange.

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Included in the price

  • Language course
  • Host family / single room / half board
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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Hiragana/Katakana course (special beginners)

Beginner to Beginner, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From JPY 78000.-
(about EUR 640.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
This summer course, which focuses mainly on listening and speaking, is ideal for students who only have a few weeks at their disposal. It is an opportunity to discover Japanese culture, society and traditions through various activities included in the programme. This course must be booked at least one month in advance.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
78000
166400
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
06.03 / 12.06 / 04.09 / 27.11.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Conversation course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 23 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 49000.-
(about EUR 402.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40 or 13:30-17:00 (in summer)
Conversation course focuses on basic grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture & customs in order to improve your fluency. This course will enable you to speak with confidence. You can combine blocks and parts of blocks to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Conversation course:
01.05.17 - 05.05.17
03.07.17 - 07.07.17
25.12.17 - 29.12.17
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
49000
98200
3
63500
132300
4
78000
166400
6
107000
234600
8
136000
302800
10
165000
371000
12
194000
439200
23
353500
814300
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date (new session)
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Course start date
16.01 / 23.01 / 30.01 / 06.02 / 13.02 / 20.02 / 27.02 / 06.03 / 13.03 / 21.03 / 10.04 / 17.04 / 24.04 / 08.05 / 15.05 / 22.05 / 29.05 / 05.06 / 12.06 / 19.06 / 18.07 / 24.07 / 31.07 / 07.08 / 14.08 / 21.08 / 28.08 / 04.09 / 11.09 / 19.09 / 10.10 / 16.10 / 23.10 / 30.10 / 06.11 / 13.11 / 20.11 / 27.11 / 04.12 / 11.12.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Conversation course 23+

Beginner to Advanced, 24 / 36 / 48 week(s)
24 week(s) - From JPY 500000.-
(about EUR 4100.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
24 / 36 / 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40 or 13:30-17:00 (in summer)
Conversation course focuses on basic grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture & customs in order to improve your fluency. This course will enable you to speak with confidence. You can combine blocks and parts of blocks to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Conversation course:
01.05.17 - 05.05.17
03.07.17 - 07.07.17
25.12.17 - 29.12.17
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
24
500000
980400
36
702500
1418100
48
905000
1855800
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 19 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 49000.-
(about EUR 402.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(16 general + 4 Kanji)
Course duration
2 - 19 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:30-17:00 (possibly morning in summer)
The purpose of this course is focused on improving 4 language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening, thus improving all aspects of Japanese so that you will be able to adjust yourself to the Japanese society without any trouble. You can combine blocks and parts of blocks to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Intensive course:
20.03.17 - 31.03.17
01.05.17 - 05.05.17
19.06.17 - 07.07.17
18.09.17 - 29.09.17
11.12.17 - 29.12.17
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
49000
98200
3
63500
132300
4
78000
166400
6
107000
234600
8
136000
302800
10
165000
371000
12
194000
439200
19
295500
677900
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Elementary
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Course start date (new session)
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Course start date
16.01 / 23.01 / 30.01 / 06.02 / 13.02 / 20.02 / 27.02 / 06.03 / 10.04 / 17.04 / 24.04 / 08.05 / 15.05 / 22.05 / 29.05 / 05.06 / 18.07 / 24.07 / 31.07 / 07.08 / 14.08 / 21.08 / 28.08 / 04.09 / 10.10 / 16.10 / 23.10 / 30.10 / 06.11 / 13.11 / 20.11 / 27.11.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course 19+

Elementary to Advanced, 20 / 30 / 40 week(s)
20 week(s) - From JPY 440000.-
(about EUR 3608.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(16 general + 4 Kanji)
Course duration
20 / 30 / 40 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:30-17:00 (possibly morning in summer)
The purpose of this course is focused on improving 4 language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening, thus improving all aspects of Japanese so that you will be able to adjust yourself to the Japanese society without any trouble. You can combine blocks and parts of blocks to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Intensive course:
20.03.17 - 31.03.17
01.05.17 - 05.05.17
19.06.17 - 07.07.17
18.09.17 - 29.09.17
11.12.17 - 29.12.17
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
20
440000
842000
30
612500
1210500
40
785000
1579000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course + culture (summer)

Beginner to Advanced, 3 / 4 / 7 week(s)
3 week(s) - From JPY 241200.-
(about EUR 1978.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + Activities and excursions programme
Course duration
3 / 4 / 7 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
This summer course, which focuses mainly on listening and speaking, is ideal for students who only have a few weeks at their disposal. It is an opportunity to discover Japanese culture, society and traditions through various activities included in the programme. This course must be booked at least one month in advance.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
3
241200
310000
4
235600
324000
7
397800
545000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 3 wk
07.08.2017
Course start date 4 wk
10.07.2017
Course start date 7 wk
10.07.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course + Manga

Beginner to Advanced, 4 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From JPY 148000.-
(about EUR 1214.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 5 Manga (4 weeks course) / + 16 Manga (12 weeks course)
Course duration
4 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40 + Manga
Schedule
+ Manga To be defined
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
148000
236400
12
374000
619200
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 4 wk
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Course start date 12 wk
10.01 / 03.04 / 10.07 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (per trimester)
Trimester periods: 12/01-01/04, 04/04-01/07, 04/07-30/09; 03/10-06/01/2017
10000 JPY
Course start other than Monday 3000 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Saturday 9:00-18:00) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY

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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.

4.5/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

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125 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Belgium
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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« Dat de leerkrachten aardig waren en de ligging »
25 years old - Belgium
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« De leerkrachten. Ze gaven met heel veel zin en geduld les. Ze waren origineel om nieuwe leerstof aan te brengen waardoor je het altijd wel snapte en dus mee waart in de les. Ze waren zeer vriendelijk en deden ook de moeite om je te leren kennen! »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
Buona scuola, attività proposte varie ed interessanti, lezioni divise per vari livelli, buona struttura e posizione Insegnanti competenti, classi di 10/15 persone, atmosfera in classe allegra e non troppo seria (in senso positivo) in cui imparare
4 weeks, October 2016
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les profs sont super et on apprend vite.
36 weeks, January – September 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai clairement fait des progrès dans la langue. Je suis partie de rien et maintenant je peux tenir une conversation normale sans soucis.L'école aide beaucoup et le fait de pouvoir parler avec la famille tous les jours aussi. »
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2016
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27 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2016
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« Die Schule zeichnet sich durch ein hohes Maß an Professionalität aus. Das fängt beim Einstufungstest an, geht über das Lehrangebot bis hin zu den Stellenanzeigen, die durch die Schule vermittelt werden. Auch das gelieferte Freizeitangebot ist mehr als abwechslungsreich. »
19 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
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17 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr tolle Familie, wirklich sehr freundlich und fast richtiges familiäres Verhältnis
5 weeks, July – September 2016
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21 years old - France
/ 5
12 weeks, June – August 2016
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17 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Tayfun Gür
Tayfun Gür

Kudan Institute was a really great experience for me. The school is located in the center of Tokyo and there are several metro stations close by. I like the atmosphere of the school and the staff and the teachers are funny and treat us really well. If you have any problems, they don’t hesitate to help you during class and the teachers are fun and dynamic so you almost never get bored. Your Japanese level will definitely increase very quickly. That’s why I chose to study Japanese at Kudan Institute. I’ve really enjoyed my time there and made a lot of good friends from all over the world, so you will not regret it!

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Cédric Léger
Cédric Léger

This language study trip was a complete change of scenery, exactly what I was looking for. Tokyo is a fascinating city where you discover something new every day. Without having any basis in Japanese when I left..I really headed into the unknown! I wasn't disappointed. The classes were interesting and adapted to all levels. The school was in a good location and the host family was very welcoming. If you really want to learn the language, you would need to stay for a minimum of 3 months, but I advise, above all, to go there without any hesitation, whatever the duration of your stay!

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Lise Ceresiat
Lise Ceresiat

For years my greatest dream has been to discover Japan. ESL gave me the opportunity to achieve this dream and even more! In addition to spending time listening to me and advising me, the ESL consultants answered all of my questions. Thus, I discovered that Japan is not a cold country, as many people think, but a wonderful country where smiling is a habit!

I decided to stay with a host family in order to get an insight into the culture. I can only recommend this option! The families are so welcoming and they are always ready to help you! It is also a great way to discover Japanese cooking! As my knowledge of English is pretty basic, the classes were difficult at first, I must admit. But thanks to the good-humoured teachers at the school, I am improving my Japanese skills every day!

To sum it up, it is a country into which you should not be afraid to immerse yourself!

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Host family
The school has carefully selected a network of host families ready to welcome international students. You will sleep in a single room with half board during the week and full board at the weekend. Japanese culture places great importance on hospitality. When a family receives someone, they do it well and are concerned for their guest. Therefore, do not be surprised if you are asked to return home at a specific time each evening! The families mainly live in the residential districts of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, around one hour's journey away from the school, which is a good average considering the size of the Japanese capital. Please note: you will need to allow for around 18,000 yen per month for public transport costs between your accommodation and the school.

Important: To be hosted the first night, arrival at the airport must take place before 18:00.


Guesthouse/Shared apartment
If you wish to be more independent, and for a minimum stay of one month, it is also possible to stay in a guesthouse or shared apartment in Tokyo, around 25-30 minutes from the school by train. The guesthouse is popular with international students and Japanese people. Prices and additional information on request.
 
After classes, go out and discover Tokyo, the largest urban centre in the world, and allow yourself to be taken over by the magic of a city where everything is possible. Wander around Tokyo, from the Meiji Jingu shrine to the Ningyocho (Doll Town) district, passing by the Electric Town of Akihabara; whether you're a fan of Japanese culture, or thirsty for shopping and the latest gadgets, the city will be able to satisfy all your desires. Jimbo-cho, Tokyo’s most famous secondhand book district is within walking distance of the school, as is the entertainment hub of the Suidobashi Tokyo Dome and the Kudanshita Imperial Palace, famous for its cherry blossom. The school is very well located and allows students to easily get across the various districts of the city. In around fifteen minutes, you will be in the fashionable districts of Shibuya or Shinjuku or indeed in the district of Ikebukuro. The school offers an excellent range of activities in the city and its surroundings, including hiking at Mt. Takao/Fuji, a sport festival and ski/snowboard trips in the fluffy Japanese powder snow. The nearby peaks are ideal for biking, hiking and climbing. And if you really want to learn the Japanese way of life, don't forget the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking classes, calligraphy or indeed to go to see a sumo match. If you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo at the arrival of spring, O-Hanami is the very traditional occasion to celebrate with friends.

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