ICLC Okinawa Japanese Language School

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School Highlights

  • Variety of courses to suit different needs
  • Special events organized throughout the year
  • Courses include cultural activities
@Gaijinpot: "A unique chance to learn Japanese in a stunning tropical paradise."

Study Japanese in the tropical paradise of Okinawa.


ICLC Okinawa Japanese Language Institute offers short to long-term comprehensive courses right in the heart of the sunny southern island of Okinawa. Study grammar while learning how to scuba dive in your free time or practice your kanji before a session of Ryukyu karate. Improve your Japanese communication skills while being immersed in a deeply-rooted island culture that is unique to this part of Japan.

ICLC has welcomed students from more than 50 countries since it opened its doors in 1983. Years of teaching experience have allowed the school to develop a specialized program where students discover the Japanese language through a combination of classroom and cultural study.

True to Okinawan hospitality, ICLC also organizes special events throughout the year, including beach parties, speech contests and school trips to local attractions.

Whether you’re a student, a working professional or visiting Japan on holiday, lessons are designed to cater to different needs. The school can also help students with finding a part-time job to fund their studies and securing a university placement or job after the course.

GaijinPot Recommends:
Short-term Special Course 

This is a fantastic chance to immerse yourself in the colorful culture of Okinawa (white sandy beaches and martial arts included) while learning new skills. As a short-term course, this option requires less commitment, but you would still be able to improve your language abilities significantly—as well as your golden tan.


Long-Term Course with a Student Visa

There are five term-lengths for this course: 2 years, 1 year and 9 months, 1 year and 6 months, 1 year and 3 months, and 1 year. Our curriculum is designed to help you develop the four skills of language learning—listening, speaking, writing and reading at an even pace. With the aim of fostering Japanese language ability, we enable graduates to go onto university or vocational school. ICLC also offers classes for students taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October


1-Year Tuition: ¥774,000

Short-Term Course

This course is available for any student who wishes to do a short term study program in Japan. Similar to the long-term courses, our curriculum will help you develop the four essential language skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. There’s no better way to spend 3 months than by studying during the day, and enjoying the culture and beaches of Okinawa in your free time!

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October


3-Month Tuition: ¥153,000

Short-Term Special Course

This course allows you to visit Japan on a tourist or a working holiday visa and experience both traditional Japanese and Okinawan culture: karate, folk dance & arts. Short-term homestays may be provided and offer the perfect chance to experience the life like a local! Classes will focus on practical survival Japanese.

Please inquire about this course to get more details, as the content, duration, and courses fee change depending on the season.  


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