ICLC Japanese Language Institute

Study Japanese in the tropical paradise of Okinawa.




Learning Japanese in a stunning tropical paradise sound like a good time? ICLC Japanese Language Institute offer 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.

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ICLC has welcomed students from more than 40 countries since it opened its doors in 1983. Years of teaching experience have allowed us 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 organize special events throughout the year, including beach parties, speech contests and school trips to local attractions. There’s even a giant Tug-of-War!

ICLC offer four types of Japanese courses to suit different levels, as well as a separate teacher training course for foreign nationals. Whether you’re a student, a working professional or visiting Japan on holiday, lessons are designed to cater to different needs. We’ll also help students with finding a part-time job to fund their studies and securing a university placement or job after the course.

ICLC are open to all requests from students regarding course content, activities and other enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.


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. We also offer classes for students taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).


With a student visa, the comprehensive course costs ¥740,000 per year.

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. Meanwhile, the stunningly beautiful school location allows you to use your free time enjoying beautiful beaches, practice Karate, make original glass and add more fun to your overseas learning experience.


The Japan-Okinawa Experience Course costs ¥150,000 for every 3 months without a student visa. (Most students can stay in Japan up to 3 months on a tourist visa).

Summer Course

On the two-week summer course, you study practical Japanese with conversation; learning Kanji, alongside experience of Japanese culture through activities and social gatherings with Japanese people. Summer is the season for enjoying marine sports – try snorkeling, scuba diving or plain old-fashioned swimming in the warm tropical waters of Okinawa!


The summer course costs ¥150,000 including lessons, activities and accommodation (shared dormitories, single rooms available at a fee).

Private Lessons

We respond flexibly to all requests for learning content, intermediary language lessons, textbooks, times, locations and so on. ICLC also adjust the curriculum to suit the individual progress of students. Classes for students taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) are also available.


The cost of private lessons depends on the length and type of course requested. Please contact us for more details.

Japanese Teacher Training Course

Japanese language professionals offer high-quality classes, training foreign nationals as teachers through a comprehensive 420-hour course that will enable you to find work as a Japanese teacher.  We also offer a theory and practical course option.

Please check our website or contact us for more details.


Comprehensive Course (420 hours): ¥594,000

Theory Course: ¥356,400

Practical Course: ¥356,400




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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