Japanese Communication International School (JCIS)

Japanese Communication International School is the premier language school in Osaka.

School Highlights

  • Excellent business Japanese classes

  • Has a school health clinic

  • Access to different services like apartments and recruitment, as well as local activities

  • Night classes available

  • Osaka offers relatively cheap accommodation

  • EJU (University Entrance Exam) prep classes offered

"@Gaijinpot: JCIS offers structured classes with excellent teachers. Any problems, staff are always willing to help. If you're looking for a good support system, and classes with fun interactions, JCIS is the right pick! — Lisanne, Netherlands"

Location

Osaka

About

With a variety of courses, a central location, and some of the best support for students, at Japanese Communication International School (JCIS) you’ll fit in no matter what your goals for studying Japanese are. One of the best parts? You’ll get to study in the colorful, kaleidoscopic city of Osaka known for its friendly locals, fashion and vibrant regional culture.

Another thing Osaka is famous for is the food. Dubbed the “Kitchen of Japan,” it’s a tradition to “kudiaore” or “eat until you’re bankrupt” while here. Studying at JCIS you’ll have plenty of chances to try beloved regional dishes like takoyaki and okonomiyaki, as well as kushikatsuteppanyakikitsune udon, ramen, and kaiseki cuisine. Phew!

JCIS is part of the Kokusai Tsushinsha Group, which runs a variety of services that can be used to help improve the daily lives of the students. They can use their business connections to help students to find part-time work while studying, or to help you find full employment after you graduate.

GAIJINPOT RECOMMENDS: BUSINESS JAPANESE

This course equips students with all the skills they need to find a full-time job and start their career in Japan. You’ll be introduced to internship opportunities as well as the chance to connect with relevant people in your chosen industry.

Courses

Full-Time Course with Student Visa

This course is designed for students who want to focus on full-time Japanese study. The beginner classes focus on getting the Japanese you need for daily life, while the advanced classes focus more on JLPT development skills.

This course is also good for students who want to go on to further education in Japan and includes one-to-one guidance and arranging campus tours.

Enrollment Dates: April, July, October
Class Schedule: 2 x 90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:20 or 13:10 ~ 16:30

Fees:

1-Year Tuition:

¥800,000

6-Month Tuition:

¥452,000

Japanese Business Course

Available from an intermediate level of Japanese, this Business Course teaches students all the skills they need to secure full-time employment.

The course includes role-play (scored by HR professionals), the opportunity to be introduced to internships, and the ability to meet with professionals in the industries that interest you!

Enrollment Dates: April, July, October
Class Schedule: 2 x 90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:20

Fees:

1-Year Tuition:

¥800,000 + 10,000 per month in business class

6-Month Tuition:

¥452,000 + 10,000 per month in business class

Night Course

For many people who live in Japan, it can be difficult to find the time to go to a language school in the day. Fortunately, JCIS has classes that may work around your schedule! The course uses original materials and focuses on using conversation to build one’s grammar and vocabulary. They also teach you real Kansai-ben in the course, so by the time you finish you’ll sound like a real native of Osaka.

Class Schedule: 17:30-21:00
*Not available for student visa holders.

Fees:

3-Month Tuition:

¥175,850

Short-Term Course

Both the General Japanese Course and the Business Course are available for any student who wishes to do a short term study program in Japan. The curriculum is equivalent to the full-time course and ideally suited for foreign university students or anyone working in Japan looking to improve their skills.

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 2 x 90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:20 or 13:10 ~ 16:30

Fees:

3-Month Tuition (General Course): 

¥186,000

Working Holiday Visa (General Course):

¥148,000

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Japanese Communication International School (JCIS), Osaka

1 Chome-1-3 Itachibori, Nishi-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 550-0012

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