EHLE Institute Japanese Language School

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EHLE Institute Japanese Language School
  • 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. Not a feature of this school.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

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

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments. Not a feature of this school.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying. Not a feature of this school.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school. Not a feature of this school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year. Not a feature of this school.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study. Not a feature of this school.

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School Introduction

The EHLE Academy was founded in 1967 in Osaka City with the mission of "fully empowering ones dreams", and accordingly, teachers and school staff take an invested interest in their students, support and nurturing their growth. Therefore, the Ehle Academy is not only one of the most prestigious universities with a high quality of education, but also stands out with the achievements of its students, who go on to enter such institutions as the University of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, achieve high grades in JLPT Japanese proficiency exams, and successfully obtain employment with support from the job application course. Moreover, Ehle Academy offers specialized support related to the study plan and daily lives of its international students.
Total Number of Students: 192
Class Size: Max 20 Students
Japanese Level Requirement: JLPT5 or higher, JtestF: 250 points or higher, NAT level 5 or higher
School Staff Support Languages: English, Vietnamese
Enrolment Terms: January, April, October
Minimum Course Duration: 3 months

Main Features

Various Student Support Systems
The school provides various support to its students, including introducing jobs, providing information about scholarships for admission, proving scholarships of its own for excellent students. In this way, Ehle Academy is not only famous for its school size, quality and amount of teaching, but for the support of the lives of its international students, which include specific sessions about Japanese life: bicycle riding, insurance, bank accounts, mobile phones, internet, and Japanese work culture. Personalized Job introduction is also given to students based on their needs and capacity.
And outstanding rate of exam acceptance
The academy is recognized for the outstanding achievements of its students, namely that 8,000 of their students, which is nearly 100%, passed the university entrance exams and were admitted. For many consecutive years, the number of their students who enter & eventually graduated universities and graduate schools, is a pride of the school, and a testament to the quality and prestige of the teaching.
A variety of courses with a specific, professional teaching system
The typical teaching methods of this school, include a classroom model with both a class leader and a teacher in charge to be able to monitor and support promptly, providing an all-encompassing explanation of the Ryugaku test and Japanese Language Proficiency Tests and administering these at the school, while providing professional & highly-qualified teachers.

School Location

The Namba area, where this school is located, is a major entertainment district in Osaka where stations for JR trains, private railways and subways all converge. You will be amazed by how many restaurants are around the school, all competing with each other on price and flavor.
You can walk to Dotonbori and other popular tourist attractions. There are also numerous shops within a 10-minute walk, and the ward office and post office are located close by, making it convenient for daily life and shopping.

Nearest station: Namba Station (7-min walk)

Available Courses

  • Higher Learning Preparation Courses
  • Art Course
  • Japanese Companies’ Employment Course
  • Short Term Courses

Higher Learning Preparation Courses

Course Description

Prepare to enter Japan’s best schools and universities.

With 50 years of experience in preparing students for entry into top academic institutions, EHLE has created a proven and effective education program that includes daily tests so that the student can measure his or her own achievements and areas to be worked on, as well as rigorous preparation for EJU (Japanese university entrance exam for international students), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and all types of interviews. Moreover, the students will improve their Japanese language communication skills to the highest level and will be prepared to pass the JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) N1 or N2 and will benefit from a scientific education taught by eminent professors as well as individualized career guidance based on skills and interests.

Available courses:

  • The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Osaka University Course
  • National and Public University Preparatory Course
  • Graduate School Preparatory Course
  • General School Preparatory Course

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 2 years Early September

Late November

October 1.5 year Early March

Late May



Morning and afternoon classes:


Universities and Graduate School Preparatory Courses

  • Morning classes are held from 8:30 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:25 to 16:45 (Monday to Friday)



General School Preparatory Course

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:25 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • DAILY QUIZ

    A quick quiz is given before classes every day to help student identify their strengths and weaknesses

  • TOEFL & TOEIC PREPARATION

    Get prepared for English language required by universities or schools.

  • JLPT PREPARATION

    Prepare for JLPT 3 to 1 by learning everything you need in order to pass the exams successfully.

  • ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION

    Intensive conversation courses to get prepared for the chosen academic institution entrance exams interviews and presentations.

  • SCHOOL SEMINAR / CAREER DESIGN

    One-on-one preparation classes specifically designed according to the student’s institutions choices.

  • PRIVATE CAREER GUIDANCE

    Students receive career counseling from their class mentors, tailored to the student’s wishes and abilities.

  • EJU PREPARATION (university courses)

    In order to get a high mark for EJU, the course focuses on Japanese reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary.

  • EJU SCIENCE AND ART EXAMS PREPARATION (university courses)

    Focus on the entrance exams on the student’ main courses.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
APRIL TERM (1 year)
Tuition fees
OCTOBER TERM (1.5 year)
The Univ. of Tokyo, Kyoto Univ., Osaka Univ. Preparatory Course

¥720,000

(- ¥20,000 if paid at once)

¥1,080,000

(- ¥30,000 if paid at once)

National and Public University Preparatory Course
Graduate School Preparatory Course
General School Preparatory Course
Screening fee ¥20,000 ¥20,000
Registration fee ¥70,000 ¥70,000
Miscellaneous

¥100,000

General School Preparatory Course:
¥35,000

¥150,000

General School Preparatory Course:
¥52,500

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

Art Course

Course Description

Learn the art of “capturing” the essence of an object and portraying it, bring your character designs to life, express yourself through art and create your own comic book as you go along. The Art Course gives you a foothold in the creative and design industry and will even give you priority application to Osaka Sogo College of Design! Furthermore, this course ensures a high quality preparation if you want to enter a Japanese university or Vocational School and challenges you to pass the JLPT N1 or N2. Finally, benefit from individual career guidance specially tailored to your goals.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 2 years Early September

Late November

October 1.5 year Early March

Late May



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:25 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • GENERAL JAPANESE SKILLS

    Writing, reading, speaking and listening skills will be thoroughly enhanced alongside your vocabulary and grammar abilities.

  • SCHOOL SEMINAR / CAREER DESIGN

    Learn how to achieve your goals by learning the best methods and the right path to follow

  • INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES / JLPT PREPARATION

    Get fully prepared for JLPT exams from N3 to N1 and take regular quizzes.

  • THE BASIS OF ART

    Learn how to draw and how to capture the essence of an object or organic entities.

  • ART 1 “COMIC”

    Learn how to bring to life comic’s characters by drawing expressions, global posture and movement understandable by an audience.

  • ART 2 “CHILDREN’S BOOK”

    Create from A to Z a children’s book through Japanese techniques, experimenting the full process and assuming the responsibilities of all the involved parts in a production of a work of art.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
APRIL TERM (1 year)
Tuition fees
OCTOBER TERM (1.5 year)
Art Course

¥720,000

(- ¥20,000 if paid at once)

¥1,080,000

(- ¥30,000 if paid at once)

Screening fee ¥20,000 ¥20,000
Registration fee ¥70,000 ¥70,000
Miscellaneous

¥100,000

¥150,000

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

Japanese Companies’ Employment Course

Course Description

If your ambition is to work in a Japanese company, the EHLEC’s Japanese Companies’ Employment Course is made for you. With 100% placement rate in International Business/Communication Course for the last 5 years, this course immerses you in the Japanese business world and teaches you about its culture and manners alongside expert instructors. Improve your Japanese to a business level, benefit from individual coaching by a specialized career coach, discover new talents and skills in the afternoon technical classes with the idea of making yourself desirable or even indispensable to a Japanese company.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 2 years Early September

Late November

October 1.5 year Early March

Late May

Course Features & Electives

  • GENERAL JAPANESE SKILLS

    Enhance all your writing, reading, speaking and listening skills and develop at the fullest your vocabulary and grammar abilities.

  • BUSINESS MANNERS

    Business in Japan has its own manners and customs and this course will help you learn the basics.

  • BUSINESS SKILL BUILDING

    Develop current skills and build new ones to turn you completely essentials for all the businesses you are aiming for.

  • IT IN BUSINESS

    Learn basic PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.) and presentation skills usually required in companies.

  • COMPANY RESEARCH

    In order to do job-hunting effectively you must first learn to understand how companies and businesses work in Japan.

  • CAREER GUIDANCE

    Get career counseling from a specialized coach or from mentors in order to find a job in Japan.

  • JOB SUPPORT PROGRAM

    Get all the necessary keys in order to get a job in Japan.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
APRIL TERM (1 year)
Tuition fees
OCTOBER TERM (1.5 year)
Japanese Companies’ Employment Course

¥720,000

(- ¥20,000 if paid at once)

¥1,080,000

(- ¥30,000 if paid at once)

Screening fee ¥20,000 ¥20,000
Registration fee ¥70,000 ¥70,000
Miscellaneous

¥70,000

¥105,000

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

Short Term Courses

Course Description

Maximize your Japanese communication skills in the fastest time possible with the Short Term Course. For three months, you will take the same courses as EHLE Long Term Course students and improve all four areas of language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Placement Test
October Mid October – Late December Early October
January Early January – Late February Early January



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:25 to 15:00 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday only)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
October

¥180,000

January

¥120,000

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

Student Demographics

China

41.67%

Vietnam

29.17%

Indonesia

18.75%

Taiwan

7.29%

Hong Kong

1.56%

Thailand

1.04%

Korea

0.52%

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
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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