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JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan

3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Tokyo is one of the top destinations our students liked most

JCLI Japanese Language School (JCLI)

  • JCLI Japanese Language School is located in the fascinating metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. A city that is abundant in creativity, bright lights, breathtaking art and manga, Tokyo offers students a unique backdrop for furthering their understanding of the Japanese language and will be sure to assist students in creating memorable moments. The school is housed in the North of Tokyo, in the Kita City District, close to green spaces, the Ojikamiya station and within a 20-minute train journey of the Asukayama Park, where students can see Cherry Blossoms in bloom from late March to early April. With infamous sites such as The Imperial Palace, the shopping of the Ginza District and the Sensō-Ji Temple all-around a 40-minute train ride away, students have an incredible amount of activities and ...
    attractions to keep their time in Tokyo busy and full of new experiences. Course selection consists of both Short and Long Term programmes, with specific start dates given throughout the year. The school is happy to assist with accommodation in several local student dormitories that they use frequently. The facilities of JCLI offer everything a student may need to further their studies of Japanese. These facilities include a computer lab, library, lounge area and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with heating, air conditioning, televisions and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.
  • The language school JCLI Japanese Language School was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1980.
  • Address: 8-4-1 Toshima, Kita-ku, 114-0003 - Tokyo, Japan (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Kokusai Jinzai Kaihatsu Co., LTD.
  • Tax registration ID: 8011101044183
  • Abbreviated name of school: JCLI Tokyo
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by JCLI Japanese Language School

- Classes are shorter and all the students have to wear a mask and desinfect hands at the entrance of the school.
- The lunch area and study room are closed, the elevator can''t be used and we have protection screens at the reception.
- All the classes must have at least one window open and seats are placed as far as possible from each other.
- If students feel sick they have to contact us by zoom in order to check their health.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalJALSA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

37

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

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 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 in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 18
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 18

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 13
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 13

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):

1
40
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
30

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Narita.

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021 - 06 Jan. 2021, 13 Jan. 2021, 11 Feb. 2021, 24 Feb. 2021, 20 Mar. 2021, 25 Mar. 2021 - 05 Apr. 2021, 29 Apr. 2021 - 06 May 2021 - 27 Jun. 2021 - 05 Jul. 2021 - 27 Jun. 2021 - 05 Jul. 2021, 27 Jun. 2021 - 05 Jul. 2021, 20 Jul. 2021, 10 Aug. 2021 - 14 Aug. 2021, 21 Sep. 2021, 22 Sep. 2021, 30 Sep. 2021 - 05 Oct. 2021, 12 Oct. 2021, 03 Nov. 2021, 23 Nov. 2021, 23 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021.

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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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 30 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 71500 67925 -- -- -- 143000 135850 -- -- 214500 203775
Price in US$ -- -- -- 655 -- -- -- 1310 -- -- 1964
There's no minimum age, but minimum requirement for short trem course is middle school graduate.
Students studying less than 3 months and not complete beginners can start every month.
Levels A1/A2/B1 have lessons in the afternoon and levels B2/C1/C2 have lessons in the morning.
Prices includes materials and facility expense.
Starting dates
2021: 12 Apr. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 12 Oct. 2021.
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: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:20  - 16:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Student comments

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0
Susanne: "Very bad school for non-asian students who can't write kanji and can not learn kanji as fast as Chinese students. "
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 30 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 52
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 454150 431443 641825 609734 829300 787835
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4158 5876 7593
There's no minimum age, but minimum requirement for long term course is high school graduate.
Levels A1/A2/B1 have lessons in the afternoon and levels B2/C1/C2 have lessons in the morning.
Prices includes application fee, admission fee, utility fee, materials and student insurance.
The medical insurance fee is compulsory for all students studying for 1 year and for all students studying in August.
Starting dates
2021: 12 Apr. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 12 Oct. 2021.
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: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:20  - 16:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Comments about courses:For short-term courses the school is fully booked until the end of March. There's availability for long-term courses starting in July.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 33000 -- -- -- 66000 -- 99000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 319 637 955 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a co-ed dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 53000 -- -- -- 106000 -- 159000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 511 1022 1533 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a co-ed dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 64000 -- -- -- 128000 -- 192000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 617 1234 1851 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 52000 -- -- -- 104000 -- 156000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 502 1003 1504 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 68000 -- -- -- 136000 -- 204000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 656 1311 1966 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a co-ed dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 58000 -- -- -- 116000 -- 174000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 559 1118 1677 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 55000 -- -- -- 110000 -- 165000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 531 1061 1591 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 54000 -- -- -- 108000 -- 162000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 521 1041 1562 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 56000 -- -- -- 112000 -- 168000 -- 70000
Price in US$ 540 1080 1619 675
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This is a male dormitory.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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: 0
Check-in is available any day of the week except Saturday and Sunday.
Long-term accommodation contracts are for 3 months at a time. The school can't do refunds if the students decides move out after the contarct has started.
A futon set (top cover, mattress, pillow, and cover for each item) can be purchased for JPY 10 000.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Cricket 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Rugby 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Organisation

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Value for money

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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What students liked about JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo
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.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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.
Caring about students
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Akabane Dormitory
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't try to save money on airport pick-up service!

Brochures

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    FAQ about JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo

  • Japanese courses at JCLI Japanese Language School start at 16982 ¥ for Short-Term Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Akabane Dormitory is the most popular among all our clients of JCLI Japanese Language School
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at JCLI Japanese Language School varies from 20 students (Short-Term Course) to 20 students (Short-Term Course)
  • 100% of teachers at JCLI Japanese Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at JCLI Japanese Language School comes from China with a 40% representation, followed by students from Vietnam (30%) and France (3%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • JCLI Japanese Language School offers courses from 0 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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