ICLC Japanese Language Institute

Study Japanese in the tropical paradise of Okinawa.

School Highlights

  • Variety of courses to suit different needs

  • Courses include cultural activities like scuba diving

  • Special events organized throughout the year

"@Gaijinpot: A unique chance to learn Japanese in a stunning tropical paradise."




ICLC 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 or practice your kanji before a session of Ryukyu karate—you’ll improve your communication ability while being immersed in a deeply-rooted island culture that is unique to this part of Japan.

ICLC has welcomed students from more than 40 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 will also help students with finding a part-time job to fund their studies and securing a university placement or job after the course.


This is a fantastic chance to immerse yourself in the colorful culture of Okinawa (white sandy beaches and martial arts included) while learning some new skills over a 3-month period. As a short-term course, this option requires less commitment, but you’ll still be able to improve your language abilities significantly—as well as your golden tan.


Comprehensive Japanese Language Course

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. Classes develop the four skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading at an even pace, with the aim of fostering Japanese language ability to enable graduates to go onto university or vocational school. ICLC also offers classes for students taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).


1 Year Tuition:

Japan-Okinawa Experience Course

This course allows you to visit Japan on a tourist or a working holiday visa and experience both traditional Japanese and Okinawan culture. Similar to the Comprehensive Language Course, you will develop the four essential skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading at an even pace. 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!


3 Months Tuition:




ICLC Japanese Language Institute, Okinawa

沖縄県那覇市田原1丁目4-1 サンヒルズ田原2F

Phone Number: (+81) (0)98-859-3881


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