The minimum duration for a language course is usually two weeks, but students benefit the most starting from the 3rd and 4th weeks of their language course, after they get used to the new environment. By this time, the early distractions are over and the student has "settled in". The average student takes about 12 weeks of language studies abroad.
The Japanese long-term course is for students who wish to study at a higher institution in Japan or for those who want to use it for Japanese business. The ISI curriculum is designed with the main focus on communication skills. The course also provides a solid foundation in grammar and in the four main skills of language; listening, reading, writing and speaking. The special direct teaching method is used and its use is stimulating and motivating- ensuring that all students are able to participate actively throughout the lesson. Included in the course price are admission fees, entrance fees, tuition, textbooks, course materials and part of activity fees.
Listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar
04 Apr 2018, 09 Oct 2018
Start dates for beginners
04 Apr 2018, 09 Oct 2018
Classes per week
20 lessons per week
(each lesson lasts 50 min)
Monday - Friday
23 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018, 12 Feb 2018, 17 Mar 2018 - 10 Apr 2018, 28 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018, 27 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018, 16 Jul 2018, 28 Jul 2018 - 15 Aug 2018, 17 Sep 2018, 24 Sep 2018, 28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018, 26 Nov 2018, 22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019, 14 Jan 2019, 11 Feb 2019, 16 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
ISI Nagano does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
You can choose from the following class times:
08:45 AM - 12:45 PM
01:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Nagano.
18 years old and older
A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
Have questions? Get answers from International Study Institute staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.
"Do you offer long term course in March?"
DIANA CAROLINA D´ANELLO SANCHEZ , student from Colombia
We have no intake for a long term course in March. All Japanese schools have only 4 intakes for the long term course (the course with a student visa), in January, April, July and October under the immigration rule.