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Reviews of Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Co., Tokyo, Japan

Total number of reviews: 114
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Co., Tokyo, Japan
4.2/5.0 
(114 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.3/5.0 
other 4.1/5.0 
Individual Reviews
16. Nov. 2016
1. Marharyta (24 years)  -  United States
1. Intensive Course - 5 weeks

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3. Oct. 2016
2. (29 years)  - 
2. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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The school is in a good location.
6. Sep. 2016
3. Nerea Maria  - 
3. Conversation Course - 3 weeks

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28. Aug. 2016
4. (25 years)  -  Singapore
4. Intensive Course - 5 weeks

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Everything about Kudan is great. The teachers really care about you and they certainly make an effort to keep lessons interesting. I enjoyed every day at Kudan. The way the school is setup makes it really easy to interact with everyone. Definitely a good choice!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not miss any of the lessons.
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More events!
2. Feb. 2016
5. (19 years)  - 
5. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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I really liked the way they taught! It was incredible. Now I believe that this is the only way to learn a foreign language effectively. The classrooms were very good, clean and beautiful:) Nice to be there:) It is also very convenient that there is a shop next to the school where you can quickly buy something for lunch:) Basically everything was great and worthy!
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It is better to stay in a host family:) You will have an excellent language practice and great food!
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Everything was great!
12. Nov. 2015
6. (20 years)  -  United States
6. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The staff was very friendly.
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Setting up housing ASAP before your starting date is a good idea so you don't end up too far away.
7. Sep. 2015
7. (44 years)  - 
7. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The central location and vivid classes.
2. Sep. 2015
8. (19 years)  - 
8. Conversation Course - 3 weeks

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22. Jun. 2015
9. (28 years)  - 
9. Conversation Course - 10 weeks

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The many activities offered by the school.
13. Sep. 2014
10. (20 years)  - 
10. Summer Holiday Course - 7 weeks

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Excellent organization, teachers sympathetic and willing to help. Convenient area, full of restaurants where you eat with € 5. I felt really welcomed and listened to, even about my food intolerances. Extracurricular activities were very well organized, level much higher than I imagined, I'm really convinced that it is well spent my money by enrolling in Summer Holiday Course and not only to 'Intensive Course. I was able to visit places that alone would not have been able to achieve. The family assigned to me was wonderful. Very helpful, even about my eating problems. They will remain in my heart even after this experience.
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The Summer Course includes social activities (the various outputs, etc.) is worth all the money you pay. You will be taken to all the places that people who view Japan would like to see, but, contrary to what you might do on your own, you will have great service that only people who know and speak the language more grab. When I went, many did not think that the proposed routes were not much: this is absolutely false. The activities that seem most insignificant, how to paint a lantern, turned out to be interesting and unique. Do you enjoy the program so rich and well organized because some activity there is the greatest.
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The staff is fantastic. The method of teaching, for the classes of conversation, it is very good, you have the opportunity to decide how deep you go to things, working at home as desired. There was also those who merely do their homework on the train, but I personally was there to learn the language and then at home I worked more. In any case you can choose how you work depending on what is your goal. The environment is very multi-ethnic.
10. Sep. 2014
11. (43 years)  - 
11. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The strong teachers' commitment who have designed the lessons funny and interesting.
29. Aug. 2014
12. (18 years)  - 
12. Japanese + Manga - 4 weeks

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course of manga in another institution
18. Nov. 2013
13. (23 years)  - 
13. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The staff and teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful, the lessons are nice and the teachers are always trying to get you to participate actively in the lessons.
7. Oct. 2013
14. (21 years)  - 
14. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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The lessons were not only didactically very well constructed, but also exciting
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Opt for a homestay
11. Aug. 2012
15. Francisco David (17 years)  -  Spain
15. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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27. Mar. 2012
16. (28 years)  - 
16. Conversation Course - 3 weeks

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Really pationate teachers with very good didactical skills. Moreover it is great fun to learn here. It's a comfortable and pretty new place. Students are coming from all around the world to study at Kudan Inst. and compared to other language schools in Tokyo, there is a great variety of nations not only east-asian citizens. Which is a advantage to all western citizens that do not start at the same level of Kanji-Knowledge.
27. Mar. 2012
17. Matthieu (25 years)  - 
17. Intensive Course - 9 weeks

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very good school
19. Mar. 2012
18. Michael (32 years)  -  Germany
18. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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2. Dec. 2011
19. (26 years)  - 
19. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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The way the course are taught : the teachers try to get students interested as much as possible
28. Nov. 2011
20. (24 years)  -  Spain
20. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The Kanji class was great.
11. Aug. 2011
21. (22 years)  -  Poland
21. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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Teachers, fellow studends, that the school was located near law department of Todai - many interesting young people in the neighbourhood.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do as much as you can- Tokyo is simply the best.
4. Mar. 2011
22. (22 years)  -  Austria
22. Intensive Course - 12 weeks

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The friendliness of most of the teachers and the openness of the students. Also the lessons were very interesting as soon as you have a good teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Join at least one of the freetime events because you get to know at least the teacher there.
4. Jan. 2011
23. Matthias (22 years)  - 
23. Hiragana/ Katakana Kurs - 2 weeks

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20. Dec. 2010
24. (22 years)  - 
24. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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The atmosphere and the quality of the education
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Check regularly on the events!
26. Oct. 2010
25. (26 years)  - 
25. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The visit of Tokyo is really worthwile
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I think I will register again in that school next year
11. Oct. 2010
26. (20 years)  - 
26. Conversation Course - 5 weeks

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Very nice teachers and classmates :)
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I would not take the school's apartment again.
4. Oct. 2010
27. Christian (36 years)  - 
27. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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17. Sep. 2010
28. (24 years)  - 
28. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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There is a good atmosphere in this school. The teachers will help you for any problem you might have.
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There are many things to see!! Do not hesitate to ask your host family, teachers or friends about interesting places to see.
8. Sep. 2010
29. Daniel (25 years)  - 
29. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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25. Aug. 2010
30. (32 years)  -  France
30. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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School is very well located in Tokyo, teachers are always available and helpful .
25. Aug. 2010
31. (25 years)  - 
31. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The motivated and qualified teachers.
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Tokyo has so much to offer ... Who is there in the summer, attend strictly to the Japanese festival and fireworks!
23. Aug. 2010
32. (24 years)  - 
32. Conversation for 4 weeks (June 7- July 2) + Intensive for 6 weeks (July 5- August 13) - 10 weeks

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The teaching methods, their compromise and thei sense of humour, they are all very nice people.
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Consider to stay with a host family at first.
23. Aug. 2010
33. Tania (19 years)  - 
33. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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18. Aug. 2010
34. Olga (21 years)  - 
34. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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28. Jun. 2010
35. (19 years)  - 
35. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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It is only allowed to speak Japanese, only when it is really neccesary to speak English your allowed to do so.
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Go to the guest house, I thought it was very nice and I heard others talking that they rather would have stayed in the guest house than with a host family.
17. May. 2010
36. (16 years)  -  Ireland
36. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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The atmosphere in which we learnt, a positive outlook on education and a positive learning enviornment.
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Make sure your able to access information on your bank/atm account,like how much is left in your account and be able to take out enough money.My limit was 10,000yen and i wasnt able to find out how much remained in my account.
17. May. 2010
37. (23 years)  - 
37. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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staff extremely knowledgeable and always available.
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Regarding school, I think it is good to know that the Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Co., Tokyo adopts the "Minna no Nihongo" (both I and the second volume) as a textbook. If I had known, I would request at the time of the option not to buy from the school, as it already possessed. For the rest, it is important to know that in Japan it is difficult to withdraw cash with Visa or, as many ATM only accept credit cards in Japan. However, it is easy to remove the ATM outlets "7ileven (sevenileven), widespread throughout the city (near virtually every subway stop or train). This information was very useful to me.
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I was overall very good and I had no problems during my stay (at least nothing that has not been able to settle quickly with the help of school staff).
3. May. 2010
38. Ambra Paola (25 years)  - 
38. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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8. Mar. 2010
39. (19 years)  - 
39. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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very nice teacher and central location
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Register in time for the activities
21. Dec. 2009
40. (35 years)  - 
40. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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Sensei
14. Dec. 2009
41. (30 years)  - 
41. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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14. Dec. 2009
42. (24 years)  - 
42. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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Inseganti
3. Nov. 2009
43. (26 years)  - 
43. Conversation Course - 15 weeks

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The teachers are in general very funny. There are still 1 or 2 who are boring and that's why I put only 4 stars.
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It is best to start with a bit of Japanese knowledge.
14. Oct. 2009
44. Mattia (18 years)  -  Italy
44. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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7. Oct. 2009
45. Daphne (21 years)  -  Netherlands
45. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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4. Oct. 2009
46. (25 years)  - 
46. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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Good mood, happy people.
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Visit Tokyo. Incredible city!
2. Oct. 2009
47. (20 years)  - 
47. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Kind teachers and funny courses
8. Sep. 2009
48. (23 years)  - 
48. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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location
6. Sep. 2009
49. (19 years)  - 
49. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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5. Aug. 2009
50. (25 years)  - 
50. Conversation Course - 3 weeks

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That you meet many different people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Disney Resort und the sea

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