J-ILA Hakodate Japan International Language Academy

J-ILA Hakodate Japan International Language Academy
  • 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.

  • 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

    Counselors 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.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • 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.

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School Introduction

What makes Japan International Language Academy (J-ILA) different is their teaching method which focuses on real-life conversations in Japan and their educational philosophy of mutual respect and personal fulfillment for students. The result of this teaching is the excellent reviews from universities and technical schools praising the Japanese language skills of J-ILA graduates.

Regularly selected as the most attractive city in Japan, the school is located in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Students will be surrounded by nature, onsen, Hokkaido's culinary specialties, historical architecture, and will be able to enjoy an exceptional view, especially at night, from Mount Hakodate overlooking the city.

Class Size: Min 15
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Nepal, Vietnamese, Korean
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October
Minimum Course Duration: 1 year

Main Features

Scholarship support
The school may award scholarships to the most diligent students.
Career and educational guidance
With tours of Japanese companies, universities or vocational schools, J-ILA also provides one-on-one career and educational guidance to all students.
Enriched experience of Japanese culture
The school provides extracurricular activities on a regular basis as well as exchange events with students.
School dormitories
Located next to the school, the dormitories are fully equipped for an easy move in.

School Location

Located a few minutes walk from the nearest resort, the school is 5 minutes from the sea and Yunokawa onsen, one of the three major hot spring villages in Hokkaido. From the school, by transportation, you can visit the beautiful Onuma Quasi-National Park or Goryokaku Park, which are particularly beautiful during the sakura blooming season.

 

Nearest Station:

Hakodate Tram “Yunokawa Onsen Station” (8 minutes walk)

Available Courses

  • Higher Education Admission Preparation Courses
  • 1 year course (for work)

Higher Education Admission Preparation Courses

Course Description

This J-ILA course is designed for students who wish to pursue higher education in Japan. From beginner to fluent level, by the end of this course you will be able to read a Japanese novel or book with professional content, watch Japanese broadcasts, speak with correct pronunciation, write a thesis and be ready to take entrance exams to universities, vocational or graduate schools.

 

The following courses are available in Hakodate:

 

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 9 months course

  • 3

    1 year and 6 months course

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years Early July Mid November
July 1 year 9 months Early October Mid February
October 1 year and 6 months Early January Mid May

 

Morning or afternoon classes:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:50 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:10 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • EJU exam preparation course

    Get prepared to pass the admissions exams to Japanese universities, vocational or graduate schools.

  • JLPT preparation courses

    By the end of the program, you will be prepared to pass the JLPT N1.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
2-year course ¥1,320,000
1 year 9 months course ¥1,155,000
1 year 6 months course ¥990,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Material fee ¥22,000 (2 years)
¥19,250 (1 year 9 months)
¥16,500 (1 year 6 months)
Equipment costs ¥33,000 (2 years)
¥27,250 (1 year 9 months)
¥22,000 (1 year 6 months)
Extracurricular activity costs ¥22,000 (2 years)
¥19,250 (1 year 9 months)
¥16,500 (1 year 6 months)
Insurance fee ¥20,000 (2 years)
¥17,500 (1 year 9 months)
¥15,000 (1 year 6 months)

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

1 year course (for work)

Course Description

The one-year J-ILA course for work is a special course for students who wish to improve their current Japanese communication skills while learning the Japanese business culture and language, current affairs and understanding the mechanism of Japanese society.

By the end of it, you will not only be able to work effectively in a Japanese company but will also be prepared to take entrance exams to universities, vocational schools or colleges.

The goal is for you to reach at least JLPT N2 level by the end of the year.

 

  • To enroll in this course an intermediate level of Japanese is required.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year Early July Mid November

 

Morning or afternoon classes:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:50 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:10 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • EJU exam preparation course

    Get prepared to pass the admissions exams to Japanese universities, vocational or graduate schools.

  • JLPT N3~N2 preparation courses

    By the end of the program, you will be prepared to pass the JLPT N2 known as the Business level.

  • Business language skills

    You will learn the specific language used in Japanese firms such as the honorifics.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1-year course ¥660,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Material fee ¥11,000
¥16,500
Extracurricular activity costs ¥11,000
Insurance 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.

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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