At ISI, we have an educational system to maximize students’ Japanese language skills not only in the classroom but also in the entire process of learning Japanese.
In the beginner’s class, as shown in the figure on the right, learners are shown videos of familiar situations to help them understand the day’s learning objectives and draw out their interest by putting them into their own context. Classes are taught by experienced and qualified Japanese language teachers. With ISI’s original teaching materials and communication-oriented classes that aim to help students “be able to say what they want to say”, students can learn in a fun atmosphere while gaining a sense of accomplishment.
All of the supplementary materials for beginner level students to develop their speaking, presentation, and writing skills, as well as the cultural understanding activity materials are all ISI originals, carefully selected and prepared by ISI’s professional teachers.
Success in EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) and JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is the key to enter Japanese universities, graduate schools or vocational schools. In addition to the above methods, ISI has achieved success through thorough test preparation.
|November 2020 Implementation||ISI average points||National average points||ISI highest points||National highest score|
|Japanese Language (Total)||260||238||371||371|
|December 2020 Implementation||ISI pass rate*1||National pass rate*2|
*1 Pass rate equivalent to the level of the examination at our school
*2 Data of examinees in Japan
Each school regularly offers a variety of activities for the purpose of “exchange” and “experience”. ISI Group has more than 3,000 students from more than 50 countries and regions around the world, and international exchange events organized by ISI Group are attended by students from other schools in the group as well as Japanese students who are considering enrolling, so you will have a chance to make many new friends. Students will deepen their understanding not only of Japanese culture, but also of other cultures and multiculturalism, and at the same time, through various activities, improve their overall Japanese language skills and acquire the ability to communicate and express themselves in Japanese.
ISI’s professional staff will support you from the preparation stage to graduation.
Specialized counselors provide free support in each language before studying abroad. We are politely responding so that everyone’s anxiety can be resolved as much as possible. The following 11 languages are supported: English, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Please contact us in your native language.
・Chinese (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese),
・Chinese (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese)
ISI also focuses on career support for students. From the time of enrollment to the time of graduation, professional Japanese language teachers will be assigned as class teachers and will provide career guidance according to each student’s learning status and progress. In addition, the Career Center has been set up at the Head Office to provide special courses to help students pass the entrance examinations of their schools of choice and find employment. The homeroom teachers and the Career Center will work together to support your career path.
＜National Universities＞The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Hitotsubashi University, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama National University, Hokkaido University, Nagoya University, Shinshu University, Osaka University, Osaka City University, Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kobe University, Kyushu University
＜Private Universities＞Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Hosei University, Gakushuin University, Nihon University, Kansai University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of Arts, Tama Art University, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Zokei University, etc.
＜National Universities＞東The University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Yokohama National University, Osaka University, Osaka Kyoiku University, Gunma University, University of Toyama, Yamaguchi University, Kagawa University, Utsunomiya University, The University of Kitakyushu
＜Private Universities＞Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, International Christian University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Chuo University, Hosei University, Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Osaka University of Arts, etc.
Japan Electronics College, Bunka Fashion College, Japan Animation & Manga college, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tsuji Gakuen Culinary and Confectionery College, TOHO GAKUEN Sound Technology College, Tokyo Business and Language College, Nagano Business and Language College, etc.
IT, software and information processing（Rakuten Group, Inc.／NTT DATA AURORA CORPORATION）、Real Estate and management（TBS Planning）、Education and learning support（NOVA Holdings Co., Ltd.）、General retailing（Don Quijote Co., Ltd.）、Hotel, Hospitality & Tourism（Hoshino Resort Co., Ltd.／Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo）Others
ISI Group has been certified by a number of international organizations.
At the “Study Star Awards,” which is said to be the “Academy Award for the study abroad industry,” we received the grand prize (Winner title) as the language education institution with the best quality and service of education. As one of the world’s top language schools, we strive every day to provide the best service to our customers.
2011 Star Awards: SHORTLISTED (Award of Excellence)
2013 Star Awards: SHORTLISTED (Award of Excellence)
2014 Star Awards: SHORTLISTED (Award of Excellence)
2017 Star Awards: WINNER (Grand Prize Winner)
2020 Star Awards: FINALIST (Award of Excellence)
2019 Excellence Award Winner (Takadanobaba School)
ISO 29991:2014 is a set of requirements specifically for language learning service providers, aimed at improving the quality of language learning services and the resulting customer satisfaction.
The certification recognizes that the school’s management system, learning programs, instructors, learning environment including learning materials, sales promotion and publicity, and provision of information to customers meet the requirements of international standards, and that the school maintains a high level of quality in the language learning services it provides.
|Registration Date||School Name||Screening Details|
|December 9, 2019||ISI Language School (Takadanobaba School)||Initial screening|
|March 1, 2021||ISI Language School Kyoto||Initial screening|
|March 8, 2021||ISI Language College (Ikebukuro)||Initial screening|
ISI Group conducts regular questionnaires twice a year to survey students’ overall satisfaction.
In the questionnaire, we use the NPS®, which quantifies customer loyalty, to evaluate the “degree of recommendation” of ISI’s education and service content, and based on the results, we are working on various improvement activities.
ISI Japanese Language School Overall satisfaction：78.9%（surveyed in December 2020）
All ISI campuses are located in the center of each city, within 10 minutes walking distance from the nearest train station, and surrounded by many restaurants and stores, making it very convenient for students to enjoy shopping and living.
Each school building is designed with a particular design concept to create a learning space that enhances the “quality of learning”. The entire school, including classrooms, is equipped with free Wi-Fi. The school is also equipped with study rooms, a library, a student lounge, a café, a Japanese-style room, and a prayer room, providing a suitable environment for learning.
We also offer accommodation at ISI, where you can enjoy a full student life outside of class hours.Click here for details.
Students can concentrate on their studies while being stimulated by other students and each other.
Please feel free to consult with us about your life and career in a private space.
We have a collection of books selected by ISI staff. Please feel free to read them.
It is used for studying, resting, eating, and as a place for students to interact with each other.
It is used for special classes where students can experience Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony and kimono dressing. *
We have a permanent prayer room equipped with prayer mats and hand and foot washing facilities*.
*Installed at Takadanobaba School and Kyoto School
ISI Japanese Language School has welcomed more than 30,000 students from more than 110 countries and regions around the world.
Students at ISI come from various countries. In this international learning environment, you will have a chance to not only learn Japanese language, but also to come in contact with multinational cultures and values that are different from your own country and Japan.