IAY International Academy Japanese Language School

  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc. Not a feature of this school.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

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  • Wifi Available

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  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying. Not a feature of this school.

  • Higher Education Counselling

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  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation. Not a feature of this school.

  • Dormitories Available

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  • Apartments Available

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  • 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

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  • Student Lounge

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School Introduction

The IAY International Academy was founded in 1969 and is the oldest Japanese language school in Hokkaido. The school is conveniently located downtown and is directly connected to the Odori Subway Station as well as a major shopping mall, with many stores and restaurants in the surrounding area, making it convenient for both access and living. The location is also only a 1-minute walk to the park where the annual Snow Festival is held in February every year, where students can enjoy the wonderful scenery of the snow country with the indigenous people of the land. In addition to the Japanese language course, the school also offers Japanese teacher training courses, as well as language & conversation courses in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish to students from 2 years old to middle school. In this way, the IAY International Academy is an educational agency that has gained the trust and reputation from the local people who send their children to receive language instruction, and the international students enjoy the many opportunities to interact with local people in addition to their fellow international students, making for a memorable and conducive Japanese language learning environment.
Total Number of Students: 70
Class Size: Average 10 students
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali
Minimum Course Duration: 3 months

Main Features

Multi-facetted student support system
The Academy provides coordination in serveral languages such as Chinese, Korean, and English in the Day 1 Orientation Session, in life abroad counselling sessions, and other student-support areas. Both counselors and previous students give detailed explanations and accompany new students as they go through various administrative procedures such as permanent residence registration, varoius procedures at the Immigration Department, registration of operating permits, as well as during extracurricular activities.
The school stands behind students and supports their preparation for entering university, with specialized studying materials available at the library as well as valuable information provided in information sessions, resulting in a high percentage of students succeeding in passing the admission exams and going on to study in the universities of their choice. For those students who are seeking employment post-graduation, the school actively introduces opportunities and companies to students.
Intimate class setting
The school limits the number of students in each class to an average of 10 people. Classes are divided into varying levels so that students are comfortable and the teaching is most effective. This small class allows for many opportunties to communicate and share information between the students and teacher as well as between students. As a result, students demonstrate improved Japanese conversartional abilities and the classroom envinroment is both comfortable and friendly.
There are many course options for students to match their personal aspirations such as going to college, applying for jobs, preparing for their working holiday with the necessary knowledge such as academic Japanese, business style Japanese, project work, learning kanji, etc. In addition, the school offers Japanese teacher training courses and tutoring courses for all subjects without age restriction.
Many enriched activities
The school provides many opportunities to practice everyday Japanese through practical shopping activities, interviewing local people, visiting farms, breweries and fire fighting centers, participating in the Lilac Sapporo Festival, Kimono events, giving presentations, pinics at the park, and other activities where students interact directly with local people.

School Location

Nearest station: Odori station (JR Chitose line, Sapporo nanboku municipal subway line)
Distance from station: 5 minutes walk.

This school is located in center district and close to Susukino area, which is known as one of Japanese famous amusement district. Additionally, you also have a nice access to not only daily convenient facilities such as 7-11, McDonald's , and other fast food place, but also a botanical garden and Cultural Arts Theater.

Available Courses

  • COURSE FOR STUDENT VISA
  • COMMERCIAL JAPANESE COURSE AND WORKING HOLIDAY
  • GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
  • SUMMER COURSE
  • EXTRA CLASS

COURSE FOR STUDENT VISA

Tuition Fees

1 Year

Enrollment fees ¥21,600
Admission fees ¥75,600
Tuitions ¥583,200
Other costs ¥75,600
International student insurance ¥10,000

COMMERCIAL JAPANESE COURSE AND WORKING HOLIDAY

Tuition Fees

4 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥60,000
Documents Actual usage fees
Discount information Students with working holiday visa are exempt from admission fees

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE

Tuition Fees

4 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥60,500
Other fees Actual usage fees
Discount information
  • People with a student visa, visiting relatives, being spouse of settler or Japanese, being settlers in Japan will get free admission.
  • Stay more than 20 weeks and pay at the same time will receive a 5% tuition discount.

8 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥121,000
Other fees Actual usage fees
Discount information
  • People with a student visa, visiting relatives, being spouse of settler or Japanese, being settlers in Japan will get free admission.
  • Stay more than 20 weeks and pay at the same time will receive a 5% tuition discount.

12 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥181,500
Other fees Actual usage fees
Discount information
  • People with a student visa, visiting relatives, being spouse of settler or Japanese, being settlers in Japan will get free admission.
  • Stay more than 20 weeks and pay at the same time will receive a 5% tuition discount.

SUMMER COURSE

Tuition Fees

2 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥45,000
Documents Actual usage fees
Extracurricular activity fee Actual usage fees
Discount information 1 month registration before the start of the school year, reduce half of the admission fee

3 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥65,000
Documents Actual usage fees
Extracurricular activity fee Actual usage fees
Discount information 1 month registration before the start of the school year, reduce half of the admission fee

12 WEEKS

Admission fees ¥20,000
Tuitions ¥85,000
Documents Actual usage fees
Extracurricular activity fee Actual usage fees
Discount information 1 month registration before the start of the school year, reduce half of the admission fee

EXTRA CLASS

Tuition Fees

EXTRA CLASS

Enrollment fees/person ¥20,000
Tuitions/ person ¥3,900
Documents Actual usage fees
Discount information Pay total tuitions of 30 lessons at the same time will receive a 3% tuition discount. (50 lessons: 5%discount, 100 lessons: 10% discount)

EXTRA CLASS (group of three students)

Enrollment fees/person ¥10,000
Tuitions/ person ¥3,250
Documents Actual usage fees
Discount information Pay total tuitions of 30 lessons at the same time will receive a 3% tuition discount. (50 lessons: 5%discount, 100 lessons: 10% discount)

EXTRA GROUP CLASS

Enrollment fees/person ¥7,000
Tuitions/ person ¥2,500
Documents Actual usage fees
Discount information Pay total tuitions of 30 lessons at the same time will receive a 3% tuition discount. (50 lessons: 5%discount, 100 lessons: 10% discount)

FRIENDLY CLASS

Enrollment fees/person ¥5,000
Tuitions/ person ¥2,125
Documents Actual usage fees
Discount information Pay total tuitions of 30 lessons at the same time will receive a 3% tuition discount. (50 lessons: 5%discount, 100 lessons: 10% discount)

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.
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  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

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