Create Your Global Dreams with ISI

Tokyo, Ikebukuro Campus(ISI Language College)

Why choose ILC?
  • 4-year study plan:

    College Preparatory Course at ILC (2yrs)
    →Diploma Course at TBL* (2yrs) to study Japanese, business and more!

    *TBL: Tokyo Business and Language College.

  • Job Finding Course:

    For university graduates who want to get a job in Japan!
    *Restrictions apply

  • Same campus with
    Japanese students:

    Interact with Japanese students in Tokyo Business and Language College!


  • College Preparatory Class
  • Job Finding Class
  • General Japanese Class
  • Conversation Class
  • Private Class

Class Schedule (90 min. x 2 lessons)

  • Morning Class:
    8:50 – 10:20, 10:30 – 12:00

  • Afternoon Class:
    13:00 – 14:30, 14:40 – 16:10
  Address 1-13-13 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Tel +81-3-5957-2410
Fax +81-3-5957-2420
Access 6 minutes walk from JR Ikebukuro Station
  Entrance Term (Long Term Course)

  • January, April, July, October

ILC will move to a NEW building at Ikebukuro in July, 2014!
ILC will be relocated in July 2014 with Tokyo Business and Language College (ISI’s vocational college which offers a diploma program). Japanese students in the diploma program of Tokyo Business and Language College will study at the same building. For total beginners to JLPT N1 level, and those who want to work in Japan in the future, we offer various elective classes to support your needs!

General Japanese

Study in the most suitable class for you! We have more than 25 levels of classes from beginner to advanced. In beginner-elementary classes, you’ll have a lot of chances to practice conversation, as well as reading and writing. General Japanese course is a good start for beginner andelementary students, and people who want to pass JLPT N5 – N3.
Elective Classes
(4hrs/ week) * From intermediate level

For students who want to pass the test for your future career or to go to college in Japan, this class will help you to pass N1 and N2 level!

This class is for students who want to improve their Japanese conversation skills, rather than University preparatory or JLPT preparation.

If you already have a Bachelor’s Degree and wish to work in Japan in the future, Business Skills and Etiquette Class is recommended. You will learn business ettiquette and resume construction to search for a job in Japan.

  • This course focuses on finding a job in Japan when finishing the course. A Bachelor’s degree is required to take this course.
  • For the Japanese language part, the curriculum is the same as the General Japanese Class and aims to pass the JLPT N1 level.
  • Intensive job finding lecture classes are available as extras. This optional classes includes internship training at affiliated companies.
Business Skills and Etiquette
Job Hunt in Japan
Work in Japan
College Preparatory Course
  • Students learn both daily Japanese and academic Japanese; for further education at universities or colleges in Japan.
  • As an elective, students can choose JLPT or EJU prep., depending on their goal.
  • Individual study counseling and daily support by class teachers assist your advancement to future study.
JLPT Preparation
TBL or other vocational colleges
Transfer to university/
Work in Japan

Class Levels
Levels   JLPT EJU Kanji Period Descriptor
N5 - 150 3-9
Able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and read simple sentences.
N4 - 300 Able to read and write sentences related to topics familiar to them. Accustom to Japanese pronunciations.
N4 - 500 Able to have a daily conversation without problems and use honorific expressions in a simple conversation.
N3 220 800 6-9
Able to understand newspaper articles and news about Japanese society and culture. Able to watch anime and drama in Japanese and express opinions or feelings by composing sentences or verbal communication.
N2 250 1100
N2 280 1400
N1 300 1700 3-9
Able to modify the structure of sentences and use various expressions in conversations depending on the occasion.
N1 320 2000 Able to grasp the main idea of paragraphs and express opinions and feelings effectively.
N1 340 2000+ Able to understand ambiguous expressions and express opinions in a roundabout way.

* Students will take the placement test before the class starts and be placed in the most suitable level based on their
  test results. Every 3 months, another test will be conducted in order to check their Japanese improvement.

Capacity: 360 students
Number of classrooms: 21
Facilities: PC room, Library, Dispensary, Lobby, Student lounge,
Self-study room, IT Class, Auditorium, Vending machines,
Water coolers, Wi-Fi available, Non-smoking facility.
I am very satisfied with what I got at ILC.
My goal is to get a job
in Japan!

At first, I was concerned about my Japanese level and the school in general. But now I am pretty happy about what I got at ILC. I like the size of the class and the school location. Also, one of the things I like the most is the teachers. We have almost different teachers every day, and we learn different things in different ways from all of them. My goal is to work in Japan in the future. Thanks to the teachers at ISI, I have improved my Japanese since I entered ILC! I enjoy coming to school every day, and I am happy that teachers are very friendly and helpful!

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