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

Total No. of Reviews: 102
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 
(102 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 3.9/5.0 
Facilities 3.4/5.0 
Social activities 3.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.1/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
18. Nov. 2013
1. (23 years)  - 
1. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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7. Oct. 2013
2. (21 years)  - 
2. 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
3. Francisco David (17 years)  -  Spain
3. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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27. Mar. 2012
4. (28 years)  - 
4. 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
5. Matthieu (25 years)  - 
5. Intensive Course - 9 weeks

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

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2. Dec. 2011
7. (26 years)  - 
7. 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
8. (24 years)  -  Spain
8. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The Kanji class was great.
11. Aug. 2011
9. (22 years)  -  Poland
9. 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
10. (22 years)  -  Austria
10. 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
11. Matthias (22 years)  - 
11. Hiragana/ Katakana Kurs - 2 weeks

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20. Dec. 2010
12. (22 years)  - 
12. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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Check regularly on the events!
26. Oct. 2010
13. (26 years)  - 
13. 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
14. (20 years)  - 
14. 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
15. Christian (36 years)  - 
15. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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17. Sep. 2010
16. (24 years)  - 
16. 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
17. Daniel (25 years)  - 
17. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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25. Aug. 2010
18. (32 years)  -  France
18. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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School is very well located in Tokyo, teachers are always available and helpful .
25. Aug. 2010
19. (25 years)  - 
19. 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
20. (24 years)  - 
20. 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
21. Tania (19 years)  - 
21. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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

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28. Jun. 2010
23. (19 years)  - 
23. 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
24. (16 years)  -  Ireland
24. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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The atmosphere in which we learnt, a positive outlook on education and a positive learning enviornment.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
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
25. (23 years)  - 
25. 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
26. Ambra Paola (25 years)  - 
26. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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8. Mar. 2010
27. (19 years)  - 
27. 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
28. (35 years)  - 
28. Intensive Course - 10 weeks

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Sensei
14. Dec. 2009
29. (30 years)  - 
29. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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14. Dec. 2009
30. (24 years)  - 
30. Conversation Course - 4 weeks

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3. Nov. 2009
31. (26 years)  - 
31. 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
32. Mattia (18 years)  -  Italy
32. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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

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4. Oct. 2009
34. (25 years)  - 
34. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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Good mood, happy people.
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Visit Tokyo. Incredible city!
2. Oct. 2009
35. (20 years)  - 
35. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Kind teachers and funny courses
8. Sep. 2009
36. (23 years)  - 
36. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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location
6. Sep. 2009
37. (19 years)  - 
37. Intensive Course - 6 weeks

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5. Aug. 2009
38. (25 years)  - 
38. 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
39. Florent (22 years)  - 
39. Hiragana & Katakana Course + Cours intensif - 4 weeks

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17. Dec. 2008
40. (40 years)  -  United States
40. 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
41. Kamila (29 years)  - 
41. Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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

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15. Nov. 2008
43. (21 years)  - 
43. 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
44. (22 years)  -  France
44. 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
45. (25 years)  -  Germany
45. 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
46. Astruc (23 years)  - 
46. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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

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9. Jul. 2008
48. (18 years)  - 
48. Intensive Course - 12 weeks

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The classmates and the teachers.
3. Jul. 2008
49. (20 years)  - 
49. Conversation Course - 11 weeks

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All the students from diffrent kinds of cultures.
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Tokyo is a huge city. I think everything is worh seeing it.
4. Apr. 2008
50. (26 years)  - 
50. Conversation Course - 11 weeks

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Teacher are very nice and funny.
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Practice as much as you can :)
Other comments
I'll come back as soon as I can :) It was so nice. I've learnt so much, thank you.

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