Nagano Campus is located in Ueda, where the Winter Olympics 1998 took place due to its rich natural resources, and it's just 1 hour and 30 minutes away by shinkansen from Tokyo. Ueda has been known as an industrial city in Japan so, compared to bigger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, is cheaper and the beautiful scenery makes it the best environment for studying. Ski resorts are 1 hour away by car so many students take the chance to ski and learn Japanese during Winter.
Since the campus is shared with a Vocational School, after finishing your 2 year Japanese course you can join our Vocational School for a 2 year diploma course. This way we can offer an integrated education of 4 years enhancing the vocational school characteristics.
Because there are Japanese students on the same campus, there are many opportunities to interact with them at school, extracurricular activities and cultural festivals.
Ueda is famous as a samurai city and because its rich nature surrounding the school. Castles and historical sites related to samurai, ski resorts and sightseeing spots are also abundant.
This course is available for those who have obtained a student visa with the intention of studying from 1 year and 3 months to a maximum of 2 years (Nagano Campus is from 1year and 6 months to 2 years). If you are at the intermediate level or higher, you may also take 2 elective courses each week. Depending on your individual needs, these courses can help you prepare to enter a school or, to get a job, help you pass the JLPT, or just to improve your language skills. Our campus at Takadanobaba has a special advanced level class just for students wishing to pass the entrance exam at schools which are particularly difficult
This course is for students coming to Japan with a residency status other than a student visa, and wish to study Japanese from a minimum of 2 weeks. Those who wish to be enrolled for one year or more on a working holiday visa or a Japanese spouse visa may also take this short-term course. The short-term general course offers the same curriculum as the long-term course, and is designed for those who are serious about learning Japanese.
We provide individualized and optimal Japanese lessons suited students’ needs, such as learning objectives, the Japanese level, or preferred attendance schedules. From private personal lessons to group lessons for companies, you can visit come to the campus, or we can dispatch instructors to you.
・Living together with students from all over the world
・Staff resides in the dormitory for more safety
・Meals not included
・Commuting time: 1 mins to 20 mins on foot
・Living with Japanese families
・Learning Japanese customs and lifestyle
・2 meals included (breakfast and dinner)
・Maximum period of stay of 12 weeks
・Commuting time: 40 mins - 1h by public transportation
Nagano Campus has obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a vocational school. Thanks to that, students can benefit from student discount in public transportation. It is also a very good environment because both Japanese students and vocational school students share the same campus. After graduating from Japanese language school, students will take precedence if they want to enroll in one of the vocational school courses (International Communication/Global Business). Plus, you can stay at the student dormitory within walking distance from school and at a low price!