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Reviews of JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan

Total number of reviews: 7
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.

Average Rating

Based on 7 reviews of former students of JCLI Japanese Language School
Overall Rating
JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 0.0/5.0

0.0/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
other

Rating: 0.0/5.0

0.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

JCLI Japanese Language School
27. May. 2019
1.  (34 years) - Germany
101. Course:  Short-term course - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very well organized, very nice and helpful staff!!!
17. Dec. 2018
2.  (30 years) - Colombia
102. Course:  Short-term course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
If you already have an N5 Japanese level or you can read Hiragana and Katakana, I totally recommend JCLI, everything during the class is in Japanese and it makes it more interesting to learn. Also most of the classmates don't speak English, so It becomes an excellent opportunity to really practice and learn Japanese every single day.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Study hard for the initial test the academy makes, it's really demanding and If you get a higher score you will push harder to a higher level group.
Other comments
Enjoy the reception and assistant office workers who are excellent at helping - even in English and Spanish (which really worked well for me.) All the teachers and classmates are really friendly and even if you cannot talk fluently with everybody, they will still help you a lot; same goes for every place in Japan.
13. Dec. 2018
3.  (22 years) - 
103. Course:  Long-term course  - 48 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The facilities were not too terrible.
Other comments
This school looks amazing but there were many things about this school that destroyed my experience of living in Japan for the first time and going to the school. If you are looking for a school that you can learn well with great peers, kind staff and useful Japanese this is NOT the place! First off the English representative office staff member, Ellena was the rudest person I have met. She honestly does not care about the students’ well-being and only cares about the schools numbers and tells you over exaggerated lies to get you to come to the school. I had to miss some days of school due to personal reasons which were explained to her, not only did she have no sympathy but continued to harass me, insulted my ability to speak my native language and told me I'm ruining my future which was none of her business. Teachers will treat you like a child, taking your phone away in every class, interrogating you about an absence you've already reported. There are many students from countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Vietnam etc. that just come to Japan on a student visa to work and send money back to their home country. This means they don't care at all about class and will talk and be noisy the whole time. For 6 months my classes were like this. They do not cover speaking Japanese at all so even though students move on to the final level many can't even speak or you can't understand their Japanese. I really would like to warn you about this school, there are fake reviews about this school and there are better places to choose. Don't add stress to your new life in Japan.
30. Oct. 2018
4.  (20 years) - 
104. Course:  Short-term course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

27. Aug. 2018
5.  (15 years) - 
105. Course:  Short-term course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good atmosphere
Other comments
I would say very dissatisfied with the quality of the courses. It was a beginner courses with no real beginners. All had some notions and the courses were mainly based on writing. I paid 3 weeks of classes for nothing since those who were present had either started learning in their country or "redoubled ". Completely ineffective. Great disappointment. I did not expect so much contempt for the student.
10. Feb. 2018
6.  (22 years) - 
106. Course:  Short-term course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Akabane Dormitory

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Caring about students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Don't try to save money on airport pick-up service!
15. May. 2017
7. Pananlee (16 years) - Thailand
107. Course:  Short-term course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Akabane Dormitory

Rating: 5/5.0


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