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 course is recommended for people who think to go to Japanese language school for their holiday, or people who go over Japanese language school before theｙ decide to study in Japan for long-term course. This is the course to brush up your Japanese skill. You can learn daily conversation in Japanese in a short time, or deepen your Japanese knowledge that you already have. At ISI Japanese language school, there are many levels of classes are ready for any level students. Our experienced teachers help your language study by well-managed qualified class and advise for further education planning. The teaching method at ISI Japanese language school is “Direct Method”; all classes are taught in Japanese, which is the most effective way. You’ll start with easy word and body language to gain your knowledge, then use these new knowledge to learn next lessons. Get start with daily expression, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and writing.. You’ll be amazed by your effective progress and get to use Japanese in your daily life.
Listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar
Every Monday (except for beginners)
Start dates for beginners
09 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 - 12:00 PM
01:00 PM - 04:15 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
25 years old (25 in the summer)
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.
"Is a student considered a begginer if she has studied 12 lessons of Japanese? Do you accept beginners?"
Elisa Rivera , student from Germany
Joel Fruchart, Centre Caribéen de Langues school representative
If she has studied 12 lessons, she is not an absolute beginner.
In case she is willing to study from zero, we can accept her application.
If she doesn’t want to do so, I am not sure if we can accept her or not at this moment.