ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages

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ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Career Support

    Counselors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

Japanese is an ancient language, full of history and traditions, and because languages can be more than spoken words, ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages believes that the best way to learn it is to live in the country where it is spoken.
ECC strives to help you realize your dreams by guiding and supporting you every step of the way. The school offers high quality programs and a particularly attentive and meticulous supervision for each student in new and equipped premises with a free internet connection. In addition, the school's location, in the heart of Osaka, is well connected and offers access to many cultural, entertainment, historical and professional opportunities.

Total Number of Students: 640
Class Size: 20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
Enrolment Terms: January, April, June, October
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 3 monthsLong Term: 1 year

Main Features

Entrance to the best colleges and universities in Japan
The school has a system of admitting students into many colleges and universities in Japan, such as Kwansei Gakuin University, supported with formal recommendations which the school provides.
Experienced teachers and staff from famous universities
The school staff are highly qualified graduates of well-known universities such as Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Doshisha University and Ritsumeikan University who can also provide useful insight & information about their respective university.
Direct transfer to ECC Technical Colleges
The school can connect its students to its affiliated technical colleges that are a part of the ECC Network, and waive entrance fees and reduce tuition fees, accordingly.
Career guidance
Choose a career path with ECC and prepare for what lies ahead with regular testing to check your latest skills and preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or the Japanese University Entrance Examination for International Students (EJU).
The Buddy Program
Held twice a day, the Buddy Program is a very popular program at ECC. It allows you to speak with Japanese people of about the same age as you and to learn about the Japanese language, culture and philosophy. With the Buddy Program, you will drastically improve your language skills.

School Location

Located in Umeda, the center of Osaka, the school is easily accessible from all parts of the Kansai region and offers a wide range of employment opportunities and many places to enjoy after school or during breaks.

Nearest Stations: Osaka station (10-minute walk) Osaka-Umeda station (7-minute walk) Nakazakicho station (1-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Japanese General Skills Course - Long Term
  • Short Term Course
  • Private course
  • Corporation course - Dispatch Lessons - Special Classes:

Japanese General Skills Course - Long Term

Course Description

Rather than conventional language learning based on mere memorization, the Long term course gives you the opportunity to learn and improve your Japanese language skills, from reading to writing and from listening to speaking, through practice classes that focus on conversation in a variety of realistic situations you will face in your everyday life in Japan. By enhancing your grammar, Japanese characters and vocabulary knowledge, this course will prepare you to obtain all the relevant qualifications (JLPT, EJU) for all your future educational and professional endeavors.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years, 1.5 year, 1 year
(Student visa)
Early July

Late November


Other visa Early October

Late March


October 2 years, 1.5 year, 1 year
(Student visa)
Early January

Late May


Other visa Early April

Late September



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 13:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:40 to 17:50 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives


    For students who wish to enter university, get prepared for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)


    Choose according to the level you seek to reach! JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) is often required to enter vocational school or to get a job in Japan


    Prepare yourself in order to get all knowledge necessary to join a graduate school


    Learn everything you need to know in order to get a job in Japan: how to write a job application, preparing for an interview and visa requirements.


    Receive extra classes on the subject you need to pass university entry tests (additional cost required)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees*
2 years


1.5 year


1 year


*If you pay on the installment plan, an additional ¥50,000 will be added to the total payment of tuition for each year. For example, for one year, there will be 2 payments of ¥380,000 for a total of ¥760,000 instead of ¥710,000.



Enrollment fee ¥60,000
Screening fee ¥20,000 (student visa applicants)
Activities Fee

¥20,000 (2 years)

¥15,000 (1.5 year)

¥10,000 (1 year)

Accident Insurance Fee Student visa holders

  • ¥14,000 (2 years)
  • ¥12,000 (1.5 year)
  • ¥7,000 (1 year)

Other visa holders

  • ¥6,000 (2 years)
  • ¥6,000 (1.5 year)
  • ¥3,000 (1 year)
Deposit for School Materials
  • ¥120,000 (2 years)
  • ¥90,000 (1.5 year)
  • ¥60,000 (1 year)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Short Term Course

Course Description

Improve or learn Japanese in the most efficient way and in a short period of time. Because this course does not require a student visa, the enrollment process is fairly simple and, if needed, the students can apply for a long-term course and continue their studies. The short term course is intended for everyone, from people staying in Japan on Working Holiday or temporary-stay visas to long-term or permanent residents who wish to improve their Japanese skills quickly.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 months/6 months N/A

Late March

June N/A

Early June

October N/A

Late September

January N/A

Early December


Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 13:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:40 to 17:50 (Monday to Friday)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
3 months (45 school days)


6 months (90 school days)


Enrollment fee ¥25,000 (3 months)
¥50,000 (6 months)
Activities fee ¥2,500 (3 months)
¥5,000 (6 months)
Accident Insurance Fee ¥3,000
Deposit for School Materials ¥15,000 (3 months)
¥30,000 (6 months)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Private course

Course Description

With ECC private lessons, benefit from a fully personalized learning experience to meet all your needs and preferences. The best learning method and a program adapted to your goals and current level will be set up and your lessons will be scheduled according to your availability so that your Japanese communication skills develop in the most effective way possible.

Tuition Fees

Number of lessons Tuition fees
Private Semi-Private (2 Students) Semi-Private (3 Students) Semi-Private (4 Students)













































Application fee ¥11,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Corporation course - Dispatch Lessons - Special Classes:

Course Description

With Corporation courses, the teacher comes directly to your office and conducts a lesson in a class of up to 10 students with similar Japanese skills. The time and date of the lesson is up to you and the content is customized according to your needs, current level and goals.

From business Japanese, to everyday communication, to culture, to test preparation, etc., ECC will customize lessons according to your objectives and budget.

Course Features & Electives


    Learn in a short period of time all the Japanese basic skills necessary in everyday life.


    The school offers lessons plans according to your budget, objectives and schedule.


    Get ready to pass the JLPT and the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test) exams.


    Japan has its own traditions and way of life but also its own corporate culture.

Tuition Fees

The lesson fee varies according to the number of students, content, and length of the course. The school does invoices on a case-by-case basis and must be contacted.

Student Demographics





South and South eastern Asia




South Korea


Hong Kong


Other countries


Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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