Long term Japan programmes at Kudan Institute of Language & Culture, Tokyo

From 462.- GBP
62000.- JPY
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Key points

  • Located in the centre of Tokyo, near the main attractions
  • School experienced in teaching international students
  • Provides not only Japanese language education but also traditional cultural experience
  • A variety of courses for all levels

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Taiwan, China, Germany, etc..

Occupying three floors of a modern building in the centre of Tokyo, the language school is easily reachable by metro (Kudanshita, Jimbocho or Suidobashi stations). It boasts 12 bright, spacious classrooms on the lower floors, while the 8th floor conveys a traditional, peaceful atmosphere with a Japanese tea ceremony room and calligraphy room. It's open for students to have lunch or study. The school is located in a business and university district, which is home to numerous universities, shops and restaurants that you can visit in the company of your international classmates coming from over 65 different countries. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the school as well as 2 computers, a small library, drinks machine and a hot/cold water dispenser. The Kudan Institute also offers events such as graduation ceremony, speech contest and cultural exchange.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Hiragana/Katakana course

Beginner, 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 701.- GBP
(94000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

This course is for complete beginners and offers hiragana/katakana writing and reading lessons, as well as basic grammar lessons. It may be combined with the other courses and is suitable as an introduction course.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
94000 JPY
188000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
02.03 / 08.06 / 07.09 / 30.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese conversation course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 23 week(s)
2 weeks From 462.- GBP
(62000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

It focuses on basic grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture and customs in order to improve your fluency. This course will enable you to speak with confidence. You can combine modules and parts of modules to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays:
29.04.19 - 06.05.19
01.07.19 - 05.07.19
23.12.19 - 31.12.19
04.05.20 - 08.05.20
29.06.20- 03.07.20
28.09.20- 02.10.20
28.12.20- 31.12.20

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
12
222000 JPY
484000 JPY
16
286000 JPY
632000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Starting dates (new session)
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Starting dates
14.01 / 20.01 / 27.01 / 03.02 / 10.02 / 17.02 / 25.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 16.03 / 06.04 / 13.04 / 20.04 / 27.04 / 11.05 / 18.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 11.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 24.11 / 30.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese conversation course (24+)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 24/36/48 week(s)
24 weeks From 3646.- GBP
(489000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
24/36/48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

It focuses on basic grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture and customs in order to improve your fluency. This course will enable you to speak with confidence. You can combine modules and parts of modules to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays:
29.04.19 - 06.05.19
01.07.19 - 05.07.19
23.12.19 - 31.12.19
04.05.20 - 08.05.20
29.06.20- 03.07.20
28.09.20- 02.10.20
28.12.20- 31.12.20

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
24
489000 JPY
1003000 JPY
36
703500 JPY
1469500 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Health insurance (20-29 weeks) 5800 JPY
Health insurance (30-39 weeks) 7900 JPY
Health insurance (40+ weeks) 10000 JPY
Health insurance (per month) (to be paid on site)
NHI, approximately
1500 JPY
Administrative fee
''Pre-College''
35000 JPY

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Intensive combined course, 16+4 lessons/week

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 19 week(s)
2 weeks From 462.- GBP
(62000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 16 of 50 minutes
+ Writing (group): 4 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 19 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:30-17:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The focus is placed on the 4 main language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – allowing you to better interact with Japanese speakers. You can combine modules and parts of modules to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Intensive course:
18.03.19 - 29.03.19
29.04.19 - 06.05.19
17.06.19 - 05.07.19
16.09.19 - 27.09.19
09.12.19 - 31.12.19
16.03.20 - 27.03.20
04.05.20 - 08.05.20
15.06.20 - 03.07.20
14.09.20 - 02.10.20
14.12.20 - 31.12.20

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
12
222000 JPY
484000 JPY
16
286000 JPY
632000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates (new session)
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Starting dates
14.01 / 20.01 / 27.01 / 03.02 / 10.02 / 17.02 / 25.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 13.04 / 20.04 / 27.04 / 11.05 / 18.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 11.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 24.11 / 30.11 / 07.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Intensive combined course, 16+4 lessons/week (20+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20/30/40 week(s)
20 weeks From 3112.- GBP
(417500.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 16 of 50 minutes
+ Writing (group): 4 of 50 minutes
Course duration
20/30/40 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:30-17:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The focus is placed on the 4 main language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – allowing you to better interact with Japanese speakers. You can combine modules and parts of modules to suit your desired length of study.

Holidays - Intensive course:
18.03.19 - 29.03.19
29.04.19 - 06.05.19
17.06.19 - 05.07.19
16.09.19 - 27.09.19
09.12.19 - 31.12.19
16.03.20 - 27.03.20
04.05.20 - 08.05.20
15.06.20 - 03.07.20
14.09.20 - 02.10.20
14.12.20 - 31.12.20

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
20
417500 JPY
847500 JPY
30
585000 JPY
1225000 JPY
40
767500 JPY
1617500 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Health insurance (20-29 weeks) 5800 JPY
Health insurance (30-39 weeks) 7900 JPY
Health insurance (40+ weeks) 10000 JPY
Health insurance (per month) (to be paid on site)
NHI, approximately
1500 JPY
Administrative fee
''Pre-College''
35000 JPY

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese + culture

Beginner to advanced (C1), 3/4/7 week(s)
3 weeks From 1798.- GBP
(241200.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
3/4/7 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:10-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

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.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
3
241200 JPY
270800 JPY
4
238600 JPY
268200 JPY
7
397800 JPY
427400 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates 3 wk
03.08.2020
Starting dates 4 wk
06.07.2020
Starting dates 7 wk
06.07.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese + manga (4 weeks)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 4/8/12 week(s)
4 weeks From 1148.- GBP
(154000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Options (group): 5
Course duration
4/8/12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:10-12:40
Options (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

For a completely unique and exciting gap experience, there’s nothing like Tokyo. A long-term stay is the perfect way to develop or solidify your Japanese language skills, and living in full immersion will really accelerate the learning process. For all the artists out there, a Japanese + Manga course could be a dream come true. Spend several afternoons a week learning the basics, from drawing a background and faces, to the various genres of Manga and even how to do a Manga-style self-portrait. Your portfolio will speak for itself!

Manga lessons take place in another location.
4 weeks course: 5 Manga 8 weeks course: 10 Manga
12 weeks course: 16 Manga

Find out more about this programme

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
154000 JPY
248000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese + manga (8 weeks)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 4/8/12 week(s)
8 weeks From 1998.- GBP
(268000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Options (group): 10
Course duration
4/8/12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:10-12:40
Options (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

For a completely unique and exciting gap experience, there’s nothing like Tokyo. A long-term stay is the perfect way to develop or solidify your Japanese language skills, and living in full immersion will really accelerate the learning process. For all the artists out there, a Japanese + Manga course could be a dream come true. Spend several afternoons a week learning the basics, from drawing a background and faces, to the various genres of Manga and even how to do a Manga-style self-portrait. Your portfolio will speak for itself!

Manga lessons take place in another location.
4 weeks course: 5 Manga 8 weeks course: 10 Manga
12 weeks course: 16 Manga

Find out more about this programme

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
8
268000 JPY
446000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese + manga (12 weeks)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 4/8/12 week(s)
12 weeks From 2922.- GBP
(392000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Options (group): 16
Course duration
4/8/12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 20
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:10-12:40
Options (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

For a completely unique and exciting gap experience, there’s nothing like Tokyo. A long-term stay is the perfect way to develop or solidify your Japanese language skills, and living in full immersion will really accelerate the learning process. For all the artists out there, a Japanese + Manga course could be a dream come true. Spend several afternoons a week learning the basics, from drawing a background and faces, to the various genres of Manga and even how to do a Manga-style self-portrait. Your portfolio will speak for itself!

Manga lessons take place in another location.
4 weeks course: 5 Manga 8 weeks course: 10 Manga
12 weeks course: 16 Manga

Find out more about this programme

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
12
392000 JPY
654000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

Japanese + cooking

Beginner to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1223.- GBP
(164000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Cooking: 2 of 120 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 20
Cooking: Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:10-12:40
Cooking: 14:30-16:30 (Wed, Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Take your Japanese language lessons to the next level with the rich cultural experience of a Japanese cooking course! Over eight classes, your professional sushi instructor and sake sommelier will teach you how to prepare dishes such as miso soup, udon noodles, delicate Japanese sweets, bento boxes and, of course, elaborately hand-rolled sushi. You’ll also go on supermarket tours and learn the history behind sushi as well as which tools are needed to prepare it. The special skills you learn in this class will provide you with a lifetime of incredible, homemade Japanese food!

Cooking lessons take place in a culinary studio 20 minutes from the language school by public transport.

More information about this programme

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
164000 JPY
258000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Airport transfer (pick-up) (Saturday 9:00-18:00 (Public transport)) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (other, 9:00-18:00) 30000 JPY
Starting dates
06.01 / 30.03 / 06.07 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 11.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 29.04 / 10.08 / 03.11 / 23.11.2020
Holidays
03.05.2020 - 09.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

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

Note: Holidays vary depending on the course. Please check the course information for more details.

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.

4.5/5
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94% of students recommending this school

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207 students gave their opinion about this school

32 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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17 years old - Colombia
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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20 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Es war eine sehr gute Stimmung in der Klasse. Die Schüler haben sich großteils auf Japanisch unterhalten (untereinander und in der Freizeit), was mich sehr überrascht hat. Auch waren die Lehrer sehr nett und haben den Stoff gut übermittelt. »
16 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, July – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
40 weeks, October 2018 – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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23 years old - Austria
/ 5
9 weeks, July – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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0 years old - France
/ 5
23 weeks, March – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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17 years old - France
/ 5
La climatisation est trop forte, c’est le seul point negatif J’ai eu deux classes, dans la première les professeurs étaient vraiment très gentils, dynamiques et nous donnaient envie d’apprendre, dans la deuxieme j’ai trouvé ça beaucoup plus mou et assez lent, mais dans l’ensemble c’etait très bien La famille était vraiment géniale! merci beaucoup
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Les cours m’ont appris beaucoup de choses pour la langue. je dois avouer que je n’ai pas utilisé le japonais en dehors de l’ecole mais être dans un pays étranger seule m’a fait grandir, j’ai appris à me debrouiller seule et faire face aux imprévus (je me suis faite volé mes papiers haha), je suis contente mon evolution personnelle »
17 years old - Germany
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6 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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20 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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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 be hosted 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 genuinely care about their guest’s well being. Therefore, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to return home at a specific time each evening! The families mainly live in the residential areas of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, around an hour's journey from the school, which is a good average considering Tokyo’s size. Please note: you will need to allow about 25,000 yen per month for public transport costs between your accommodation and the school.

Important: You will need to arrange your own accommodation for the first night if arriving to the airport after 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 as well as Japanese students. Price 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 your every desire. Jimbocho, 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 blossoms. In around 15 minutes, you can be in the fashionable districts of Shibuya or Shinjuku.

The school offers an excellent range of activities in the city and its surroundings. 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 going to see a sumo match. If you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo at the arrival of spring, Hanami is the very traditional cherry blossom picnics to celebrate with friends.

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