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

Total No. of Reviews: 105
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Co., Tokyo, Japan
4.2/5.0 
(105 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
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Social activities 3.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
13. Sep. 2014
1. (20 years)  - 
1. 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
2. (43 years)  - 
2. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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29. Aug. 2014
3. (18 years)  - 
3. Japanese + Manga - 4 weeks

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course of manga in another institution
18. Nov. 2013
4. (23 years)  - 
4. 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
5. (21 years)  - 
5. 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
6. Francisco David (17 years)  -  Spain
6. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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27. Mar. 2012
7. (28 years)  - 
7. 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
8. Matthieu (25 years)  - 
8. Intensive Course - 9 weeks

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

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2. Dec. 2011
10. (26 years)  - 
10. 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
11. (24 years)  -  Spain
11. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The Kanji class was great.
11. Aug. 2011
12. (22 years)  -  Poland
12. 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.
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Do as much as you can- Tokyo is simply the best.
4. Mar. 2011
13. (22 years)  -  Austria
13. 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.
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Join at least one of the freetime events because you get to know at least the teacher there.
4. Jan. 2011
14. Matthias (22 years)  - 
14. Hiragana/ Katakana Kurs - 2 weeks

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20. Dec. 2010
15. (22 years)  - 
15. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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Check regularly on the events!
26. Oct. 2010
16. (26 years)  - 
16. 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
17. (20 years)  - 
17. 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
18. Christian (36 years)  - 
18. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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17. Sep. 2010
19. (24 years)  - 
19. 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
20. Daniel (25 years)  - 
20. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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25. Aug. 2010
21. (32 years)  -  France
21. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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School is very well located in Tokyo, teachers are always available and helpful .
25. Aug. 2010
22. (25 years)  - 
22. 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
23. (24 years)  - 
23. 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
24. Tania (19 years)  - 
24. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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

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28. Jun. 2010
26. (19 years)  - 
26. 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
27. (16 years)  -  Ireland
27. 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
28. (23 years)  - 
28. 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
29. Ambra Paola (25 years)  - 
29. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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8. Mar. 2010
30. (19 years)  - 
30. 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
31. (35 years)  - 
31. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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Sensei
14. Dec. 2009
32. (30 years)  - 
32. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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14. Dec. 2009
33. (24 years)  - 
33. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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Inseganti
3. Nov. 2009
34. (26 years)  - 
34. 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
35. Mattia (18 years)  -  Italy
35. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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

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4. Oct. 2009
37. (25 years)  - 
37. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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Good mood, happy people.
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Visit Tokyo. Incredible city!
2. Oct. 2009
38. (20 years)  - 
38. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Kind teachers and funny courses
8. Sep. 2009
39. (23 years)  - 
39. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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6. Sep. 2009
40. (19 years)  - 
40. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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5. Aug. 2009
41. (25 years)  - 
41. Conversation Course - 3 weeks

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That you meet many different people
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Disney Resort und the sea
20. Apr. 2009
42. Florent (22 years)  - 
42. Hiragana & Katakana Course + Cours intensif - 4 weeks

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17. Dec. 2008
43. (40 years)  -  United States
43. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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good location and attentive staff
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get a JR pass before leaving home countries
8. Dec. 2008
44. Kamila (29 years)  - 
44. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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16. Nov. 2008
45. Sebastian (25 years)  - 
45. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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15. Nov. 2008
46. (21 years)  - 
46. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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I had one outstanding teacher with whom I had class three days a week. In general,I improved my grammar substantially, my vocabulary and kanji knowledge remained the same. My speaking skills only improved from my experiences outside the school.
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Japan is a great country which can teach us so much. They are very creative in many branches of knowledge and arts and there is a strong cultural gap between Japan and Western cultures.
22. Oct. 2008
47. (22 years)  -  France
47. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The good relations with teachers and students and the quality of evaluation
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Don't hesitate to ask the teachers for information about any difficult point
22. Oct. 2008
48. (25 years)  -  Germany
48. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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The class was well mixed, so there was always something to talk about.
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If you like to have Snack in the 10 minute break, bring it with you in the morning as the next Supermarket is 3 minutes away.
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The school does a test in the beginning wich was quite accurate (in my case) anyway they give you a chance to say what's your main goal (eg. speaking, reading)
27. Sep. 2008
49. Astruc (23 years)  - 
49. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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14. Aug. 2008
50. (47 years)  -  Italy
50. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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