Intercultural Institute of Japan

About Intercultural Institute of Japan

Founded in 1977, the Intercultural Institute of Japan is one of the oldest Japanese language schools in Japan. Its close proximity to both Akihabara and Asakusa allows its students to experience Tokyo's past and future. Students will be fully accommodated with a diverse range of classes for different proficiencies and durations along with student housing and activities. With their Japanese teacher training program, the Institute is planting the seeds that will grow into the next generation of Japanese teachers that will spread the language, not just in Japan, but across the world.

Information updated on 2020/2/13

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This is the ideal school if you are looking for

  • Teacher Training

    Courses on teaching theory that also give first-hand experience through teaching fellow students

  • Variety of Courses

    Basic, Japanese culture, illustration, JLPT prep, business, teaching courses 

  • Employment

    Support for finding full-time/part-time employment in Tokyo or throughout Japan

  • Class intensity

    Medium-intensive courses

  • Accommodation

    Offers student accommodation in Tokyo

"I had the opportunity to study at the Intercultural Institute of Japan for 6 weeks, and I am very happy with this experience. I quickly adapted to their philosophy of education, which was very different from that of my university, and found these methods very useful. It seemed incredible to me how the teachers and the staff invested in our research and played a major role in the expansion of my experience."-Satisfied Student

Specifics

Japanese Course Style

The Intercultural Institute of Japan is committed to meeting the unique needs of any individual that wants to study Japanese for whatever reason through a wide range of course options.

Lesson Focus

50% of lesson time is focused on speaking and having complex conversations

40% of lesson time is focused on reading and writing in the different scripts

10% of lesson time is focused on differing elective subjects from culture studies to music

Location

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Intercultural Institute of Japan Akihabara

2 Chome-20-9 Taito

Tokyo, Japan

Opening hours: 9AM-5:30PM

03-5816-4861

TAITO CITY, TOKYO 

Akihabara Station

  • JR Yamanote Line
  • JR Chuo-Sobu Line
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • Hibiya Line
  • Tsukuba Express
  • Shiosai
  • Wakashio
  • Sazanami

Course Information

Long-term Study
Short-Term Study

Those who are interested in studying and living in Tokyo for more than 3 months, the school will sponsor you a student visa in order to go through the application process.

 

 

General course

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Long-Term Study Courses

General Course

This course in the Intercultural Institute of Japan consists of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a medium intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese while still having time to explore Tokyo.

6 months - 472,800¥ (Total amount)

12 months - 850,000¥ (Total amount)

18 months - 1,228,800¥(Total amount)

24 months - 1,620,000¥ (Total amount)

January, April, July & October.

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:20-13:05

Afternoon - 13:25 - 17:10

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Taito City, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Short-Term Study Courses

General Course

This course in the Intercultural Institute of Japan consists of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the 3 months. This is a medium intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese while still having time to explore Tokyo.

3 months - 320,000¥ (Total amount)

Every month.

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:20-13:05

Afternoon - 13:25 - 17:10

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Taito City, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the morning or in the afternoons

Weekly Course

This course in the Intercultural Institute of Japan consists of different themes for each day, with every lesson designed for students to properly communicate in Japanese on various topics. This is a low-intensity course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a slow but teady rate.

1 week - 45,000¥

2 weeks - 70,000¥

3 weeks - 95,000¥

4 weeks - 120,000¥

5 weeks - 145,000¥

6 weeks - 170,000¥

7 weeks - 195,000¥

8 weeks - 220,000¥

9 weeks - 245,000¥

10 weeks - 270,000¥

11 weeks - 295,000¥

12 weeks - 320,000¥

January, April, July & October.

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

1st Period - 10:00-10:40

2nd Period - 10:50 - 11:30

3rd Period - 11:40 - 12:20

4th Period - 12:30 - 13:10

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Taito City, Tokyo

Satisfied Student

"Before I participated in this program at the Intercultural Institute of Japan, I took classes on Japanese at university for 4 years. At first, I assumed the classes would be a simple update before I went on to my internship in Tokyo. I was wrong. I went through a lot of challenges and learned a lot more about Japanese during my courses. The classes were excellent and I wanted to learn Japanese at an even higher level!"

Course Cost Breakdown

Get a reference point for the prices on our Ultimate Guide To Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo

General Course (Long-Term)

6 months 472,800¥
12 months 850,000¥
18 months 1,228,800¥
24 months 1,620,000¥

Weekly Course

3 weeks 95,000¥
6 weeks 170,000¥
9 weeks 245,000¥
12 weeks 320,000¥

General Course (Short-Term)

3 months 320,000¥

Reviews - Akamonkai Language School

Google Review

"The Intercultural Institute of Japan met my expectations for school quality for a good language school. Lessons are very useful. In the first two semesters, students learn basic grammar with kanji lessons and homework. You need to understand that these two semesters are the most difficult. However, this will give you a solid knowledge of the Japanese language that will ensure your success in Tokyo and the rest of Japan. The school team is also very supportive of the issues you are facing in Japan. In short, if you want to truly know Japanese, you will want to become a student at the Intercultural Institute of Japan.
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Facebook Review

"Overall, I had a great experience at the Intercultural Institute of Japan. The teachers I met were all very professional, but also friendly. The lessons I had in just one day were very helpful, and studying here for six weeks was a huge advantage for my Japanese skills. Learning here is also a great opportunity to meet many new friends from around the world. We had some great fun while exploring Tokyo. I would definitely recommend studying here and I want to come back."

KellyCTravels

"Teachers are really friendly and positive and encouraging, classmates were friendly, the location was close to Akihabara. Learning was a smooth as they place you in a level where you can keep up. It really helped me in my JPLT exams in the latter part of the year. So, if you are tired of asking friends to accompany you on a Japanese holiday or have nobody to go with, you might want to consider this route of short-term study/exchange trip abroad."

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