General Course | KAI Japanese Language School in Tokyo, Japan

General Course


The General Course is designed to develop and create a balance between the four skills of language: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. It is especially recommended to leaners who wish to firmly improve Japanese on a long-term basis. A college student visa is available and the requirement of the course is high school graduate or equivalent.


In addition to the established detailed levels of eight steps, with a flexible curriculum that considers the diversity of students' needs and objectives and a training program that connects "words", "thoughts" and "feelings", the content is highly concentrated to bring strong results within a short period of time. This course is suitable for people who seriously want to learn.
Cross-cultural communications are promoted widely at KAI, as we have gathered in our student population young and career minded global citizens who represent more than 40 countries.

General Course 01

Indeed, Japanese is the common language of communication both in the classroom and out of class as well. This you will find unique at KAI as only Japanese Is spoken, as opposed to other schools where students from various countries congregate and usually speak English or their mother tongue out of class, therefore missing the opportunity to advance their Japanese proficiency.
There are 8 levels and you can obtain certification of each achievement level. (Attendance 80% and grade 70% or more required)
KAI also provides opportunities to practice Japanese learned in class in programs such as Free Talking, Leader's Talk, essay writing workshop, discussion workshop, and Open Class.

Student population by country in 2019

population by country

Student population by area in 2019

Population by area



KAI Japanese language school is continually striving to embrace innovative, modern learning techniques. With KAI DLS (Digital Learning System), we're taking our biggest leap forward: our original materials have been transformed for a better learning experience and KAI is committed to progressively enhancing the platform.
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Sneak peek of our lesson

Flipped class

At KAI Japanese Language School, we use the flipped class system. The purpose of the flipped class is to improve practical skills. Let's take a watch at how our students are studying.


Level2 Culture: Tea ceremony

Level3 Culture: Sumo


NBJ Business Japanese Program

This is a program to learn business Japanese, which is suited for those who study in the advanced levels of the General Japanese course and/or who have JLPT N2 or equivalent skills. This program meets the educational standards and criteria set forth by the Nisshinkyo Business Japanese Language Program.
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Optional Classes

KAI Japanese Language School has started offering optional classes for current General Japanese Course students in response to the needs that they want to study more. Taking these classes in addition to the regular course makes the students learn the subjects most suitable to their specific needs as well as improve their Japanese more efficiently in a shorter period of time. Non KAI students are also welcome to take the classes.
The list of optional classes is as follows. Click the class name to view the details.

Course information

1 Term 10 weeks
Lesson Days 5 days a week (Mon. to Fri.)
1 Lesson 50 minutes
Lessons per week 20
Time 9:00-12:50 or 13:40-17:30
* The class time can't be chosen.
Class Size Max 16

Support Program

Even though a wonderful program has been established, if you are not stable mentally or if you have concerns that the program is not working for you, the school provides an orientation and system of learning support and advice which we outline below.


You may feel "Why Is such practice needed?" "I don't like this method."
These concerns or doubts may hinder your progress.
The orientation session given at the beginning of your term will introduce you to the support provided and explains the learning methods used at KAI. Support is offered throughout the program of study with our concerned and warm counselors, always ready to help.

ASK - Advisory Services @ Kai

(Advice = Sodan = Kyoryoku )
A counseling, education and referral service to help students manage personal, academic and professional responsibilities (e.g., housing, daily life issues, college/university, career planning, visa extensions, etc.).