ISI Language School, Nagano, Japan

ISI Language School

For those students who feel more comfortable in a small town surrounded by rich nature and history. Within the Campus there is also a vocational college so you can interact with Japanese nationals and practice your Japanese with them.
For those of you coming to Japan with a student visa, you can work part time and there are plenty of job openings in Nagano! The school will help you out to find these part time jobs.
From intermediate level, you will be able you choose elective lessons that aim for your objectives. Theses lessons will be held twice a week within the course's schedule.

The school address is: 3-5-18 Chuo, Ueda-city, - Nagano, Japan

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal


  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Prices include

  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

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 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019, 14.Jan.2019, 11.Feb.2019, 18.Mar.2019 - 05.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019 - 06.May.2019 - 28.Jun.2019 - 01.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019 - 16.Aug.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 23.Sep.2019 - 04.Oct.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

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.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 0 days before the course is due to start.

Japanese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
Price in ¥ -- 31000 29450 46500 44175 62000 58900 77500 73625 93000 88350 108500 103075 124000 117800 1395000 1325250 155000 147250 310000 294500
Price in US$ -- 269 403 537 671 805 939 1074 12072 1342 2683
Important fees not included:
- facility fee: JPY 825 per week,
- material fee: JPY 8,250 per week up to 10 weeks, then JPY 8,250 every ten weeks,
- entrance fee: JPY 55,000 for student visa applicants, JPY 15,000 for non-visa applicants,
- visa application fee: JPY 22,000.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 28.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 12.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 25.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 11.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 07.May.2019, 13.May.2019, 20.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 02.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 16.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 09.Sep.2019, 10.Oct.2019, 15.Oct.2019, 21.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 05.Nov.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 18.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019, 09.Dec.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Apr.2019, 08.Oct.2019
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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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:Airport Transfers (one way per person):
Shared Taxi - JPY 18,000.
Advanced booking necessary - flight details must be sent 10 business days before arrival. 2+ suitcases will be charged at 1,000 JPY per case (1 case is free). Available from 5:00 to 15:00.


weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 68900 -- 143100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 22000
Price in US$ 628 1304 201
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The maximum period to stay is 23 weeks. Utilities included in the price.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0

High season dates 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
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 ¥ -- 40600 -- 81200 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20000
Price in US$ 370 740 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
2900 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Bedding/linen, 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 ¥ -- 28000 -- 56000 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20000
Price in US$ 256 511 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
2000 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Towels, Bedding/linen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18


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