ISI Takadanobaba

ISI Takadanobaba is the largest campus of the ISI group. Welcoming students from all over the world, the school offers a wide range of classes.

School Highlights

  • Great variety of elective classes tailored to your needs

  • Provide guidance to enter Japan's top Universities

  • Excellent location in Tokyo's animated student district

  • Small class size (maximum 15 students)

"@Gaijinpot: No matter what your goals are, ISI Takadanobaba will help you reach your full potential!"




ISI Takadanobaba is the largest school within the ISI group with over 1,300 students from around the world, studying Japanese in classes divided into more than 40 levels. Located in the lively student district of Takadanobaba, the campus is an easy commute from the major areas of Tokyo.


The school offers a large variety of elective classes which focus on things such as planning for graduate school, university and employment in Japan. It offers the perfect learning environment, whether you are looking to build solid foundation in Japanese, to pursue your education, or start a career in Japan.







Standard Japanese Course

In this course, students develop their skills in the 4 core aspects of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to reach a foundation of Japanese that will prepare you to function in Japanese 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 language.


  • 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 in various 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 are interested in!
  • JLPT Preparation: This course 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 pair-work 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.  There are also special classes for those who want to go to the top universities.
  • 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.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, 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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Short-Term Course

The curriculum is equivalent to the full time course and ideally suited for foreign university students or anyone working Japan looking to improve their skills.

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

*If you have studied Japanese, you can enroll at any time after a level check.


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*Students who have never studied Japanese can enroll in the elementary course starting every month.
*Minimum course length is 2 weeks.




ISI Takadanobaba, Tokyo

2 Chome-14-19 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 169-0075

Phone Number: 03-5155-6886


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