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Japanese in Tokyo - 1-year programmes

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Programme Summary:

  • Ages 16+
  • Schoolyear programmes
  • General language and conversation or intensive classes
  • Understanding and patient teachers
  • Accommodation with host family
  • Competitive rates


Language stay in Tokyo

An immersion in Tokyo is to enter a city of contrasts, where you will find skyscrapers, advanced technology, and glass towers on one side, and temples, sanctuaries and paper houses on the other.

If you are looking for a change of scenery, you will not be disappointed: a city built without any real prior planning, Tokyo can seem disordered. And it is not the lack of street names and confusing order of building numbers that will make you think otherwise! For the record, the numbers refer to the year the building was built...

If urban spaces make you dizzy, you will definitely appreciate the three big parks dotted around the city: Ueno, Yoyogi and Shinijuku Gyoen. If you need to recharge or you are just simply curious, the temples and sanctuaries are a great alternative.

Finally, the Tsukiji fish market is not to be missed: an excellent way to introduce yourself to Japanese cuisine.

The Japanese school Kudan

Located in the heart of the city, the school has a studious atmosphere from its surrounding environment of universities and other higher education institutions. Additionally, the school is keen for you to meet young Japanese people and organise barbecue evenings, hiking afternoons or conversation groups.

Motivated by giving you an unforgettable experience, the school's team is available throughout your stay. If you need advice for visiting Tokyo, or everyday queries etc. you will be able to find a partner to practice Japanese or English!

The teachers are all qualified in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. They therefore understand the difficulties that you may encounter and the different phases of learning that you will go through.


Learn Japanese while discovering Japanese culture

During your language stay in Tokyo, you will have lessons in the Kudan school, to help you learn and progress in Japanese in addition to discovering Japanese culture: the school has noted that most students who have come to learn Japanese were first attracted by the rich and unique customs of the country.

Lessons are in classes of 12-20 students maximum.

Long-term courses on offer

  • General Japanese language and conversation: 20 lessons a week

    This course focuses on basic grammar and vocabulary as well as Japanese culture and customs. It helps to give you to the crucial linguistic and cultural skills so that you can explain yourself very quickly in Japanese.

    Courses are held between Monday - Friday from 09:10 - 12:40 for a total of 17.5 hours a week, including breaks.

    Duration: 48 weeks

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • Intensive Japanese: 20 lessons a week

    This course allows you to work on the 4 main language skills - reading, speaking, writing and listening - in order to make you fully integrated into Japanese society.

    Lessons take place from Monday to Friday, from 13:30 - 17:00, for a total of 17.5 hours of Japanese a week, including breaks (during peak season it is possible that some classes may be repeated so lessons take place from 9.10 to 12.40 during this time). Only those who have knowledge of Japanese are eligible for this course, and it's an ideal programme for those wishing to prepare for a Japanese language exam or those wishing to apply to a Japanese university.

    Duration: 40 weeks

    Visa type: student (you must apply 9 months in advance in order for your application to be processed and to ensure there are no delays)


Numerous activities are offered every month for students, including: a tea ceremony, a day at Disneyland Tokyo, a Sumo match, try on a kimono with a photo shoot, outings to Kamakura, a city by the Pacific ocean etc. These outings and activities are not included in the price of lessons, and students can sign up for them once they arrive.


Immersion in a Japanese family

All selected for their desire to share their culture and to discover new ones, the Japanese host families are extremely kind and very generous.

You will have a single room and share the bathroom with your hosts. Meals are included on half-board from Monday to Friday and on full-board for the weekend.

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Sessions are organised from Saturday to Saturday.

These are the following dates for long-term stays. You can start at the beginning of each term:

  • Spring term 2019: 01/04 - 28/06 (12 weeks)
  • Summer term 2019: 08/07 - 27/09 (12 weeks)
  • Autumn term 2019: 30/09 - 20/12 (12 weeks)
  • Winter term 2020: 06/01 - 27/03 (12 weeks)
  • Spring term 2020: 30/03 - 26/06 (12 weeks)

School holidays: 29/04 to 06/05/2019 ; 01/07 to 05/07/2019 ; 04/05 to 08/05/2020

Bank holidays 2019: 01/01, 14/01, 11/02, 21/03, 29/04, 03/04, 04/04, 06/04, 15/07, 12/08, 16/09, 23/09, 14/10, 04/11, 23/11, 23/12

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support
Booking prices -

All taxes, enrolment fees and course materials included

Long-term course and accommodation (host family, single room, half board)
40 weeks15,560 €--
48 weeks-18,225 €-
Transfers (optional)
AirportUpon arrival only
Narita (NRT), Saturday between 9:00 and 18:00135 €
Narita (NRT), other days between 9:00 and 18:00270 €


Prices include:

  • Your chosen programme
  • Homestay accommodation, single room (course sessions + 2 weeks of holidays)
  • Half-board
  • Course materials
  • On-site student support
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transfers and transport in and around Tokyo
  • Travel to Tokyo
  • Accommodation during school holidays (their length may vary depending on the selected period)
  • Visa fees
  • Insurances

Practical Information


Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday before classes start

Departures: Saturday

Arrival airports: Narita International Airport

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

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