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ISI Language School, Nagano, Japan

3-5-18 Chuo, Ueda-city - 386-0012 Nagano - see on map
ISI Language School - ISI Language School entrance

What we like about the school

  • Welcome party.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: ISI is in Ueda city, to the north of the province of Nagano. It is just underneath the capital city of the region, also called Nagano. The school is centrally located in Ueda, and has lots of amenities around the immediate area including shops, cafes and restaurants.

Ueda city: Due to its location, most of Ueda is walkable from the school. The Ueda City Historical Museum and the Ueda Castle Ninomaru ruin are just over 10 minutes by foot from ISI. The Ario Ueda Shopping Mall is 20 minutes from the school.

Exploring the area: The school is 13 minutes away from the Ueda Transportation Station which has trains that stretch across the region. From this station, the city of Nagano is a 45-minute train ride. The Zenk?-ji Temple is 20 minutes from the train station in Nagano. There is lots of natural beauty within the region, such as the KamikochiValley. This takes either 4 hours by public transportation or 2 hours by car. Matsumoto is a picturesque town with the Matsumoto Castle. This southern city is an hour and a half away by train or a 60 minute drive.

Course structure: ISI has courses that are created in two formats; one that students will need a visa for and one that does not require a visa. These are both group classes for learning general Japanese. The school offers packages of individual classes.
  • The language school ISI Language School was founded in Nagano, Japan in 1992.
  • Legal name / parent company: ISI Educational Corporation
  • Tax registration ID: 19335
  • Abbreviated name of school: ISI Nagano

Japanese Courses

General Language
Information for all courses offered by ISI Language School
Comments about courses

Advanced and intermediate level in the morning, elementary and pre-intermediate levels are in the afternoon.

JLPT exam preparation course, university and vocational school preparation, and conversation classes are also available for intermediate-advanced students.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
03 Jan. 2022 - 07 Jan. 2022, 11 Feb. 2022, 23 Feb. 2022, 21 Mar. 2022, 23 Mar. 2022 - 25 Mar. 2022, 28 Mar. 2022 - 01 Apr. 2022, 04 Apr. 2022 - 05 Apr. 2022, 29 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022 - 06 May 2022, 18 Jul. 2022, 19 Sep. 2022, 23 Sep. 2022, 26 Sep. 2022 - 30 Sep. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022, 03 Nov. 2022, 23 Nov. 2022, 22 Dec. 2022 - 23 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
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.

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 at first day of classes
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs
Note: All courses offered by ISI Language School, Nagano can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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ISI Language School (ISI)

“We offer the opportunities to make Japanese friends and join the local community, as well as language lessons. You can experience the real Japan!”
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 9:00
School Size
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 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

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • 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: 26
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 12
Throughout the year: 12
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 12
Adult courses Throughout the year: 12
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
6000 ¥
Free shipment via regular mail

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball7 km
Basketball2 km
Cooking7 km
Dancing5 km
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)20 km
Music2 km
Rugby20 km
Skiing20 km
Squash5 km
Swimming4 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis3 km
Yoga7 km



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FAQ about ISI Language School, Nagano

  • Japanese courses at ISI Language School start at 14725 ¥ 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 Student House is the most popular among all our clients of Nagano Business and Language College
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required, Japanese Language Course - Student Visa required
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Nagano Business and Language College varies from 10 students (Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required) to 10 students (Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required)
  • 100% of teachers at ISI Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ISI Language School comes from Vietnam with a 35% representation, followed by students from China (15%) and Thailand (5%).
  • 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 21 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.


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