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ISI Language School - Takadanobaba CampusTokyo, Japan

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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo
Ranked #3 of 11 Japanese schools in Tokyo
School
Location of the school
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Facilities
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Social activities
3.3 

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(1)
Students 18-30 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(15)
Students 31-49 years
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

(8)
Students 50+ years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
What we like about the school
  • Job search course.
  • Welcome party.
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (4.5/5.0)
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.4/5.0)
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
What we dislike about the school
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 45% of students are from China
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: The school is located in the Takadanobaba area which is filled with schools and universities. There are a lot of restaurants and entertainment options for young people. It is just 5 minutes away from Shinjuku by train.

Additional information: It is an ideal school for long term study. If you have a big dream in Japan, such as moving on to higher education and getting a permanent job, this will be the place to start! Experienced teachers and professional career advisors will make every effort to help your dreams come true.
  • The language school ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: ISI Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 19351
  • Abbreviated name of school: ISI Tokyo

Japanese Courses

General Language

Information for all courses offered by ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus

Comments about courses

Students need to enroll at least 1 month before the starting date of their course.

The course can take place either at the main campus or annex depending on your class. All of the school buildings are close to Takadanobaba station.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
20000.00 ¥
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 11000 ¥ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 6800 ¥. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 02 Jan 2024, 11 Feb 2024, 20 Mar 2024, 29 Apr 2024, 03 May 2024, 04 May 2024, 05 May 2024, 06 May 2024, 15 Jul 2024, 11 Aug 2024, 16 Sep 2024, 23 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 03 Nov 2024, 23 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Japanese language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 240 12
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 480 24
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 540 27
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 600 30
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 660 33
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
Note: All courses offered by ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Front view of school building in Tokyo
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  • School facilities lounge area
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  • Learning area
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  • Classroom with pot plant
    Classroom with pot plant 4/50
  • Study room
    Study room5/50
  • reception area
    reception area6/50
  • Student reading
    Student reading7/50
  • Rest area of school in Tokyo
    Rest area of school in Tokyo8/50
  • ISI Language School building
    ISI Language School building9/50
  • Tatami
    Tatami10/50
  • Library
    Library11/50
  • Information desk
    Information desk12/50
  • Entrance to the school
    Entrance to the school13/50
  • Library
    Library14/50
  • Library filled with interesting books
    Library filled with interesting books15/50
  • cafeteria
    cafeteria16/50
  • School cafeteria
    School cafeteria17/50
  • City tour of Tokyo
    City tour of Tokyo18/50
  • Student group
    Student group19/50
  • Registration
    Registration20/50
  • School building
    School building 21/50
  • Exploring Tokyo
    Exploring Tokyo22/50
  • Streets of Tokyo
    Streets of Tokyo23/50
  • Seeing Tokyo
    Seeing Tokyo24/50
  • Seeing the city
    Seeing the city25/50
  • Graffiti in Tokyo
    Graffiti in Tokyo26/50
  • walking tour
    walking tour27/50
  • Buildings in Tokyo
    Buildings in Tokyo28/50
  • Hallway
    Hallway29/50
  • Corridor
    Corridor30/50
  • Study area
    Study area31/50
  • Entrance
    Entrance32/50
  • Common space
    Common space33/50
  • School exterior
    School exterior34/50
  • School interior
    School interior 35/50
  • ISI Language School class
    ISI Language School class36/50
  • Takadanobaba Campus classroom
    Takadanobaba Campus classroom37/50
  • Class for group lessons
    Class for group lessons38/50
  • Studying at ISI Language School
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  • Break room
    Break room40/50
  • Computer facilities
    Computer facilities 41/50
  • ISI Language School information desk
    ISI Language School information desk42/50
  • Group class
    Group class43/50
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area44/50
  • facilities
    facilities45/50
  • Cafe
    Cafe46/50
  • Taking a break between lessons
    Taking a break between lessons47/50
  • ISI Language School common area
    ISI Language School common area48/50
  • Front desk
    Front desk49/50
  • Takadanobaba Campus
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ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus (ISI)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ISO29991:2014, Association for the Promotion Japanese Language for Education
Japanese teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:40
Student gender mix
45% male / 55% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Self-study areas

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Guidance for further higher education (free)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 99
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT).
More information about airports around Tokyo and how to get from the airport to Tokyo on your own here on our Tokyo page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
12000 ¥

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball5 km
Basketball10 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Mountainbiking30 km
Music1 km
Skiing100 km
Squash-
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball-
Yoga2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Yukata experience
University campus tour
Drum experience

Adults - Paid activities

Excursions

Accommodation

Ratings of ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus compared to ratings of all schools in Japan

 ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus TokyoAverage of all other schools in Japan
Overall school rating4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Homestay4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Shared flat4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Student opinions about ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
My course was very short, but I really liked the support of the reception and other staff of the school. They were very friendly and ready to provide me all lesson materials and answer my questions. Lesson materials (vocabulary) were provided in my native language, that's very nice and helpful. I also liked that the teachers were able to explain difficult things in easy Japanese.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You can reach the school not only via Takadanobaba, but also via Fukutoshin-line (Nishi-Waseda station) and then 10 min on foot.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Short Term General Japanese Language Course - 2 weeks
4. Sep. 2017
Liked
Everything!Both the staff as the classmates they were really available and kind. The course organization is excellent. The school building is very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Before departure provides all the necessary information. Perhaps it would be useful is some more information about the accommodation. In my accommodation (Shinjuku) I thought there was a free Internet connection, but when I arrived I discovered that it was necessary to have your own router. And in the kitchen (which is a common area) you can cook but everyone has their own personal pots, etc... However, these inaccuracies have not caused problems since routers and kitchen utensils are easily available since the accommodation is located in a fairly central position, and also the other guys in the apartment are very kind and helpful!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student House
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The school is really fantastic and is in a great location. In the area there are several shops and restaurants and Takadanobaba Station is a 5-minute walk away and is on the metro line that can be used to reach all the more interesting and amusing areas of the city!
Course: Gereral Japanese Course - 3 weeks
15. May. 2012
Liked
It was smaller than I had expected and very high school like. But I had no difficulites to stay and study.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It is a pity that the textbook seems to be a little old. Still, it is the most standard textbook, so I have no complaints.
Course: Japanese Language Course [일본어] - 2 weeks
26. May. 2019
Liked
Great location, many serious students studying here. That's why I liked it.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I heard a lot of Chinese every day because most of my classmates were from China. But if I didn't know Chinese, I might have been forced to speak more Japanese.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The largest language school in Japan, with many serious long term students from China. Wish I could have stayed longer, but just had 2 weeks.
Course: General Japanese Course - 2 weeks
29. Apr. 2016
Liked
The way of teaching by the teachers and the helpfullness.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You will get plenty of tests and homework.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student House
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The classes are not too big and there is enough attention to each student.
Course: Gereral Japanese Course - 3 weeks
31. Jul. 2012
Liked
Cozy classroom, many curriculum, good support!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General Japanese Course - 3 weeks
3. May. 2016
Liked
The teachers patient and willing to help.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General Japanese Course - 2 weeks
5. Nov. 2013
Liked
Very nice teachers, relaxed lessons
Disliked
Teaching hours, too much repetition of sentences instead of forming own sentences.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Japanese Language Course Short-Term [Japanese] - 4 weeks
8. Aug. 2023
Liked
Great teachers and class format.
Disliked
Many students did not do any work in class and it slowed down the progress.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Japanese Language Course - Student Visa required - 24 weeks
19. Jun. 2023
Liked
The quality of the courses.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Guest House
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Very good school, very steady course, daily tests.
Course: General Japanese Course - 2 weeks
24. Dec. 2012
Liked
Kindness of the teachers.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: General Japanese Course - 2 weeks
14. Aug. 2016
Liked
Teaching quality
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Short Term General Japanese Language Course [Japonais] - 8 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
Liked
Close to home
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General Japanese Course - 3 weeks
29. Jun. 2015

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2-14-19 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku - 169-0075 Tokyo
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Questions and answers about ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus

  • The discount also applies with us! The school also uses the same special discounts for bookings through us and we give a 5% discount on the course fee on top of that. This means that booking through us is always the cheapest option!
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 28, 2023
  • If you don't like the host family and we can't find a solution to the problem with the family, we will of course help you find a new family that is a better fit. In the unusual case that there is no other family available, we will try to find alternative accommodation in a shared flat or student residence.
    Tien, Booking manager from Japan - Jul 04, 2023
  • Unfortunately, the school cannot provide any further school materials after the course has finished. These can only be given to current students.
    Tien, Booking manager from ISI School Japan - Jan 29, 2024
  • ISI Language School accepts students from the age of 16 so you will be able to take a course at this school without any problems.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 14, 2024
  • Accommodation with a host family is a great way to learn about Japanese customs and culture and to make rapid progress - students can practise the language outside of school.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 14, 2024

FAQ about ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo

  • There is an age limit of 16-65 years old for the short-term course.
    Tien Pham, Administration from ISI Language School - Sep 12, 2023
  • At the time of writing (2024), ISI Language School in Tokyo has various types of accommodation for its students. When booking school accommodation, it is advisable to check availability in advance. Contact one of our agents and we will be happy to help you with your search.
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 21, 2024
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus varies from 20 students (Japanese Language Course Short-Term) to 20 students (Japanese Language Course Short-Term)
  • 100% of teachers at ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus comes from China with a 45% representation, followed by students from Italy (5%) and Korea (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.

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