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JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan

3.3/5

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

The language school JCLI Japanese Language School was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1980. Located in the North of Tokyo, in the city center, the school is close to a green area next to Ojikamiya station. It's 11 minutes away from the vibrant Ueno station and 14 minutes from the hobby district of Akihabara. It also has good access to the bustling Ikebukuro station or Shinjuku.

The school address is: 8-4-1 Toshima, Kita-ku, 114-0003 - Tokyo, Japan (see on map)

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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 11 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 20 Mar. 2020, 25 Mar. 2020 - 05 Apr. 2020, 29 Apr. 2020 - 06 May 2020 - 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Jul. 2020 - 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Jul. 2020, 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020, 22 Sep. 2020, 30 Sep. 2020 - 05 Oct. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 23 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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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$ -- -- -- 622 -- -- -- 1244 -- -- 1865
Starting dates
2020: 10 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 13 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: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:20  - 16:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3949 5580 7210
Starting dates
2020: 10 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 13 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: 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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Note: All courses offered by JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
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$ 302 604 906 641
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Akabane Dormitory, JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo - 1
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$ 486 971 1456 641
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Akabane Dormitory, JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo - 1
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$ 586 1172 1757 641
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$ 476 952 1428 641
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$ 623 1245 1867 641
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$ 531 1062 1593 641
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$ 504 1007 1510 641
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$ 495 989 1483 641
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$ 513 1025 1538 641
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)

Reviews

3.3/5.0

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Other
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Tokyo (students from all schools in Tokyo)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0
Nightlife

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
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: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Climate

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Affordability

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Shopping

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Safety

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
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
5.0/5.0
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
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: 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
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Akabane Dormitory
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't try to save money on airport pick-up service!

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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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