ISI Nagano

ISI Nagano is the right place to learn the language, culture, and hospitality of Japan!




ISI Nagano (also known as Nagano Business and Language College) is located in Ueda city, right in the heart of Japan’s beautiful natural surroundings.  Nearby are beautiful mountains and forests, and some excellent ski resorts!  If you want to get away from the hustle of the big cities and enjoy a more authentic Japanese living experience with plenty of historical landmarks, then you can’t go wrong!  The city core is also full of shopping centers and everyday conveniences, so you can still live comfortably!

The school is also unique in that it shares the campus with the business and language college, allowing you to study alongside college students.  It’s also very easy for students to continue their studies at the college after finishing their Japanese course, and they can set you up on a path which will allow you to graduate, work, and live long-term in Japan!

No matter what your motivation is for studying Japanese, ISI Nagano has something for you!  Whether you want to go to university, work after graduation, or simply pass a high JLPT level, the school has you covered!


Standard Japanese Course

In this course, students develop their skills in the 4 core aspects of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Especially for beginner students, the objective will be to give you a foundation of Japanese so that you can function in society and discover your potential.

Upon reaching the higher intermediate levels, students can decide to specialize their Japanese to match their goals for learning the languages.


  • Business Japanese: Best for those who want to work in Japan.  Not only will you learn expressions and language appropriate for business, you will also learn the skills that Japanese companies are looking for, such as giving presentations and interviewing techniques.  There are also opportunities to meet with Japanese companies and also foreign students who work with the companies.  This course also includes one-to-one career counseling, and the school staff will guide you through every step to maximize your chances to get offers from jobs that you may be interested in!
  • JLPT Preparation: As one would expect, this focuses on the skills needed to pass either the JLPT N2 or N1 test.
  • Conversation: Best for those who want a more casual study experience, this class is more about group discussion and pairwork for a variety of topics.  There are opportunities to interact with Japanese college students, and there are activities on a regular basis.
  • University Preparation: Focuses heavily on preparing for entrance to Japanese universities, learning more academic language and skills needed to pass entrance exams.
  • College Preparation: For those who want to go to trade schools, this course allows students to experience a wide variety of schools and options.  The school will also set a plan so that you can apply and get accepted to the schools that you are interested in.

In addition, students of Nagano Business and Language College (a 2-year college) study at the same campus, and it is possible for students to study at the school for up to 4 years (2 years of language study and 2 years at the college).  Especially if you’re looking to study business, it’s a great opportunity!


Enrollment Dates: April, October
Class Schedule: 4 x 45 minute lessons per day.
Class Duration: 8:50 ~ 12:00 or 13:00 ~ 16:10


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ISI Nagano, Nagano

3-5-18 Chuo, Ueda-city, Nagano


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