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ISI Language School, Kyoto, Japan

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in JapanAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Japan
4.7/5

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated school facilities

ISI Language School

The language school ISI Language School was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 2017. The school is conveniently located 8 minutes away from Kyoto Station and 7 minutes away by foot from Enmachi station on the JR Sagano line. You can enjoy authentic traditional culture through many temples, shrines and sites all over the city. Nijo Castle and the Golden Pavilion Temple are in the surrounding area and you can go walking to many popular tourist destinations such as the Kitano Shrine.

The school address is: 6-6 Nishinokyou-Ryoumachi,, 604-8497 - Kyoto, Japan (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: ISI Inc.| Tax registration ID: 19351

Accreditations and Quality seals

Association for the Promotion Japanese Language for Education

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

32

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • 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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 8250 ¥ per course level.

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 12 Jan. 2020, 11 Feb. 2020, 20 Mar. 2020 - 05 Apr. 2020, 29 Apr. 2020 - 06 May 2020, 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Jul. 2020, 23 Jul. 2020 - 26 Jul. 2020, 08 Aug. 2020 - 18 Aug. 2020, 19 Sep. 2020 - 22 Sep. 2020, 26 Sep. 2020 - 04 Oct. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Japanese Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 40
Price in ¥ 17000 16150 34000 32300 51000 48450 68000 64600 85000 80750 102000 96900 136000 129200 170000 161500 204000 193800 340000 323000 680000 646000
Price in US$ 148 295 443 590 738 885 1180 1475 1769 2949 5897
Material fee is JPY 8,250 for up to 10 weeks, then it's JPY 8,250 every ten weeks.
Advanced level in the morning, elementary and intermediate levels are in the afternoon.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 15 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 19 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 08 Oct. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020, 24 Nov. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 20 40 30
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 340000 323000 680000 646000 510000 484500
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2949 5897 4423
Material and facilities fees are JPY 16 500 per 20 weeks (2 terms) and JPY 33 000 for 40 weeks (4 terms).
Advanced level in the morning, elementary and intermediate levels are in the afternoon.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 08 Apr. 2020, 07 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- 40000 38000 60000 57000 80000 76000 100000 95000 120000 114000 140000 133000 160000 152000 180000 171000 200000 190000 --
Price in US$ -- 347 521 694 868 1041 1214 1388 1561 1735 --
Available from beginner to pre intermediate (JLPT N3) level.
Material fee is:
- 2 to 4 weeks: JPY 8250,
- 5 to 7 weeks: JPY 10 000,
- 8 to 10 weeks: JPY 12 000.
Activities on Wednesday afternoon included.
Starting dates
2020: 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020, 24 Nov. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 130000 123500 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1128 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The course includes a visit to the Gion Festival, cultural exchange with Japanese students, a session to make Japanese traditional sweets and a Yuzen experience (traditional craft for making kimonos).
Starting dates
2020: 12 Jul. 2020.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 240000 228000 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2081 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes textbooks, free summer kimono (yukata) and an ICOCA card worth JPY 1,500. Students will participate in the following activities: Yukate experience, one day bus tour, Japanese drum experience, GEAR (non-verbal performances) and a day at Universal Studios Japan.
Starting dates
2020: 12 Jul. 2020.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
 Summer Course (PDF)
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 68000 64600 136000 129200 192000 182400 256000 243200 32000 30400 342000 324900 399000 379050 456000 433200 513000 487350 570000 541500 684000 649800
Price in US$ 590 1180 1665 2220 278 2966 3460 3954 4449 4943 5931
Material fee is charged onsite.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:50  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle 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.
Comments about courses:Students need to enroll at least 1 month before the starting date of their course.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 68900 106000 143100 180200 217300 254400 291500 365700 439900 -- 22000
Price in US$ 629 968 1307 1645 1984 2322 2661 3338 4016 201
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ISI Language School - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ISI Language School - 2
Optional airport pick-up: JPY 18,000. Homestay staff will meet the student at the airport and they will be accompanied on public transport to their accommodation. If no airport pick-up is requested, we will organize the meeting point (usually the nearest station from the family).
Price extra night:
5500 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 23 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per day: 2500 ¥
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 39200 58800 78400 98000 117600 137200 156800 196000 235200 19600 20000
Price in US$ 358 537 716 895 1074 1253 1432 1789 2147 179 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student House: Type A - Enmachi, ISI Language School, Kyoto - 1
Student House: Type A - Enmachi, ISI Language School, Kyoto - 2
Availability is only possible 1.5 months before check-in and is very limited (almost no chance for bookings less than 3 months). For students staying more than 3 months, monthly rate of JPY 50 000 applies plus:
- Admission fee: JPY 40 000.
- Facility fee: JPY 30 000.
- Cleaning fee: JPY 10 000.
Airport pick-up: JPY 6000 (one way).
Price extra night:
2800 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 47600 71400 95200 119000 142800 166600 190400 238000 216000 23800 30000
Price in US$ 435 652 869 1087 1304 1521 1738 2173 1972 218 274
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student House: Type A - Enmachi., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 1
Student House: Type A - Enmachi., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 2
Availability is only possible 1.5 months before check-in and is very limited (almost no chance for bookings less than 3 months). For students staying more than 3 months, monthly rate of JPY 72 000 applies plus:
- Admission fee: JPY 40 000.
- Facility fee: JPY 30 000.
- Cleaning fee: JPY 10 000.
Airport pick-up: JPY 6000 (one way).
Price extra night:
3400 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 36400 54600 72800 91000 109200 127400 145600 182000 218400 18200 20000
Price in US$ 333 499 665 831 997 1163 1329 1662 1994 167 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student House: Type B - Saga Arashiyama., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 1
Student House: Type B - Saga Arashiyama., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 2
For students staying more than 3 months, monthly rate of JPY 46 000 applies plus:
- Admission fee: JPY 40 000.
- Facility fee: JPY 30 000.
- Cleaning fee: JPY 10 000.
Airport pick-up: JPY 6000 (one way).
Price extra night:
2600 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 44800 44800 44800 112000 134400 156800 179200 224000 268800 22400 30000
Price in US$ 409 409 409 1023 1227 1432 1636 2045 2454 205 274
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student House: Type C - Enmachi & Kameoka., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 1
Student House: Type C - Enmachi & Kameoka., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 2
Availability is only possible 1.5 months before check-in and is very limited (almost no chance for bookings less than 3 months).
For students staying more than 3 months, monthly rate of JPY 60 000 applies plus:
- Admission fee: JPY 40 000.
- Facility fee: JPY 30 000.
- Cleaning fee: JPY 10 000.
Airport pick-up: JPY 6000 (one way).
Price extra night:
3200 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 33600 50400 67200 84000 100800 117600 134400 168000 201600 16800 20000
Price in US$ 307 461 614 767 921 1074 1227 1534 1841 154 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Student House: Type C - Saga Kariwake & Kameoka., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 1
Student House: Type C - Saga Kariwake & Kameoka., ISI Language School, Kyoto - 2
For students staying more than 3 months, monthly rate of JPY 40 000 applies plus:
- Admission fee: JPY 40 000.
- Facility fee: JPY 30 000.
- Cleaning fee: JPY 10 000.
Airport pick-up: JPY 6000. For Kameoka costs JPY 10 000 on dorm entry day (11 and 12 Jan, 06 and 07 April or 04 and 05 Oct).
Price extra night:
2400 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
It is recommended to book and pay for 12 weeks at maximum, as there is no refund after check-in.

Reviews

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Other
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Kyoto (students from all schools in Kyoto)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Nightlife

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Public transport

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Climate

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Cleanliness

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Affordability

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Shopping

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Safety

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Students liked about ISI Language School, Kyoto
I really liked the overall vibe. Most of the students love Japan and are taking these classes because they genuinely want to learn Japanese. The teachers I had were all enthusiastic which is always encouraging.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I enjoyed this school the most. Be ready to study a lot and also take time to explore Japan and try out cultural activities! The school doesn't organise many of these but it's easy to find lots of activities to do by yourself.
I loved the diversity and methods used by the teachers. In addition, the premises were clean and pleasant. The cafeteria's low prices were very welcomed.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Student House: Type A - Enmachi.
4.0/5.0
Nice and friendly teachers who cared about their students.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Student House: Type A - Enmachi.
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Can be tiring with many social activities as it goes beyond the time of study.
Other comments: Good location, good accommodation. Kyoto has a lot to offer, and the school showed us many things.

Brochures

ISI Language School Brochure (PDF)
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 Summer Course (PDF)

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    FAQ about ISI Language School, Kyoto

  • Japanese courses at ISI Language School start at 16150 ¥ for Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of ISI Language School
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ISI Language School varies from 1 students (Private Course) to 30 students (Summer Program - General)
  • 100% of teachers at ISI Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ISI Language School offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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