JR Yamanote Line, Seibu Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and many buses stop in Takadanoba so access from and to major areas of Tokyo is very convenient. There are a lot of colleges and schools in the area so the streets are full of students like in no other part of the country.
You can feel the youthful liveliness and energy around town, and there are lot of food and drinks establishments with reasonable prices.
Recently, the area along Waseda Street from the station up to the Nishi Waseda district has been known as the ”ramen battle area". In addition, in mid-October "Great Takadanobaba Festival" is held where Samba teams are invited and other crowd attracting activities take place.
ISI Language School’s new annex will be opening in Takadanobaba, July 2019!
The new building has capacity for 1,280 people, and will feature state-of-the-art ICT equipment, a Japanese tatami room for learning about traditional culture, private booths for one-on-one counselling, and other facilities that will allow our students to study in comfort and enjoy extra-curricular activities.
The new annex will offer more than just our regular Japanese classes: it’ll also host our Summer Course, which is packed with traditional Japanese activities, and be home to our new cram school, which is designed to help students aiming for Higher Education in Japan. It’ll fulfill the needs of students from all over the world.
Apply today and come see it yourself!
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We offer elective courses such as Graduate School Pathway classes, Top University Prep. course, etc. to meet the needs of each student while putting effort in their guidance. This way every year a great number of students who want to pursue higher education in Japan acquire a high score in the EJU test -not only in Japanese but also in other subjects-, do well in the interview and make their dreams come true by joining a top Japanese university.
Takadanobaba Campus is the largest campus within the ISI Gorup with over 1,300 students. Since there are always students from more than 50 countries, and classes are divided in more than 40 levels, you can study Japanese in a lively environment while learning about other countries.
Each person has different purposes and needs when learning Japanese. Therefore, at Takadanobaba Campus we have developed different courses and mechanisms to respond to the students' objectives.
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 to get into.
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.
The course, aimed at those who wish to find employment or change job in Japan, focuses mostly on improving the students’ conversation skills. At the Beginner level, students will learn how to handle simple conversations in Japanese. At the Intermediate level, they will learn the working etiquette here in Japan, as well as useful information about job hunting in the country.
All classes are taught entirely in Japanese, which grants fast and tangible progress.
The new ena Shinbi ISI Campus, designed for international students aiming for Art Colleges in Japan, will open on April 2020 with its own school building within the Takadanobaba campus(New Building). Ena Shinbi is the No.1 tutoring service in Japan when it comes to admitting students into Art Colleges on their first try. By partnering with ena Shinbi, the ena Shinbi ISI Campus promises a specialized curriculum led by a highly professional faculty. The school will provide Japanese classes as well as Art College preparation classes, making it an ideal environment for students seeking admissions into Japanese Art Colleges.
Summer Course (Takadanobaba school, Kyoto school only)
This is a course where students can enjoy a Japan on a long summer vacation in Japan, while learning Japanese in a fun and practical way in class, and through various experiential events. In addition to language classes, there are many activities, which include Japanese cultural opportunities and sightseeing at some of the most popular spots.
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: 20 mins on foot - 40 mins by train
・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
・Living and communicating with guests of all nationalities
・Shared living room, kitchen and bathroom
・Double rooms available only for two people applying together
・Commuting time: 40 mins - 50 mins by train
Since its establishment, Takadanobaba Campus has offered the most innovative curriculum designed by ISI Group's most experienced teachers to meet students' needs, obtaining wonderful results.
Students who wish to enroll in higher education in Japan after graduating from ISI will get full support from our professional teachers, even after class. Every year many of our students are successfully admitted in famous Japanese vocational schools and universities.
In addition, we offer Summer Courses for those who want to experience the Japanese culture and enjoy a fun summer time in Japan. In the past years these courses have been very welcomed among students from over 100 countries. ISI will keep trying its best to help each student to make their dreams come true.