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About School

Message from the principal

Welcome to Urawa International School!

Now in the beginning of 21st century, We think the world became smaller than before because of the worldwide development of transportation and telecommunication. Accordingly, many incidents and accidents in every part of the world influence our daily life.

Since the establishment of Urawa International School, we have a principle to create an environment to nurture multicultural friendship among young people. We also set a goal to bring students’ awareness that each of us is the member of global society, and this awareness gives them global, cosmopolitan perspective.

Life in Japan is not easy though, I assure you that our teachers and staff will work hard for you. We will help you improve conversational skills needed in your daily life. Furthermore, we have lots of school events which enables you to deeply understand Japanese culture.

After finishing Japanese language study, you are going to start a new life as a student in higher education or a businessperson. Essential things to seize such a big chance are the ability of determination and imagination. I call it resourcefulness. Urawa International School can help you improve it.

I hope you will acquire not only a command of Japanese language but also intelligence and resourcefulness to make the whole world your stage as a cosmopolitan, and I believe such a person can contribute to the world peace and development.

The Feature of our school

Our campuses are located in Tokyo and Urawa.

We have two campuses in Tokyo and Urawa. Besides we have Saitama campus as a sister school, and the affiliated school called AKB Tokyo International School. Including these, we have four campuses. Location of each campus is appropriate for both study and part-time job.

Small group lessons and well-experienced teachers

Every teacher is Japanese who has qualification. They also have deep understanding about language learning and Japanese culture, and their experience to study abroad enables them to view from students’ perspective.

Private lessons for JLPT and EJU, and entrance guidance

We provide preparation lessons for JLPT and EJU separately to improve students’ language level. We also have attendance guidance of the school. In our school, the student with 100 percent attendance will be commended and he will also be recommended to the nomination of scholarship program by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Support for life in Japan and activities relating Japanese culture

Our teachers in charge of life support back up your daily life in Japan. We also have Japanese cultural events which give students a deep understanding of Japanese culture. We are supported by the self-governing body of our city, companies and citizens, and we commit local volunteer activity to promote international cultural exchange.

Accomplishments of entrance

In Urawa International School, many students have passed the entrance exam of universities and vocational schools by the instruction of well-experienced teachers.

Major Schools our students entered

Waseda University, Meiji University, Hosei University, Chuo University, Aikoku Gakuen University, Seigakuin University, Bunri University of hospitality, Tokyo International University, Tokyo University of Science, Nippon Bunri University, Toyo University, Nihon University, Japan University of Economics, Toho College of Music, Kanda University of International Studies, Musashino Art University, Daito Bunka University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Urawa College, Kanto Welfare College, Tokyo Technical College, Tokyo International business College, Nihon Ikagaku College, Nippon Omotenashi College, Nihon Iryou Business, Sunshine College of Social & Welfare, CAD Drafting College, Chuo College of Social Work, Technical Automobile College of Tsukuba, etc


Courses Study period Beginner Intermediate Advanced
April Intake 2 years 6 months 6 months 1 year
July Intake 1 year and 9 months 6 months 6 months 9 months
October Intake 1 year and 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months
January Intake 1 year and 3 months 6 months 6 months 3 months

About study at Urawa International School

Students have to take a placement test and they belong to the appropriate crass according to their level. We adopt direct method (We teach Japanese by Japanese. We don’t speak any other languages during the class) and we also encourage students to speak Japanese in the school.

First of all, students study beginners-level Japanese. They need to start from the basic things like easy grammar, reading, writing and daily conversation. Especially, we provide them useful instruction about Kanji, because it is so important when they write application documents at a city office, hospital, bank, etc. These things are essential for living in Japanese society.

Secondly, students study pre-intermediate and intermediate level. They start a new study, reviewing beginners-level grammars, the rules of reading and listening, and this is the important part to prepare for the advanced level. In this level, their goal is to be able to comprehend the contents of a long essay and conversation.

We also provide preparation lessons for JLPT. Students set a goal to pass JLPT N3 or N2, and some students target N1 as a higher goal. We conduct mock exam as the occasion demands. According to the result, teachers give students an advice and instruction for the actual exam.

Class hours

AM class 9:00 - 12:30
PM class 13:00 - 16:30

Entrance instruction

We give instructions of schools which fit each student, and our instructions are based on students’ intention, purpose and Japanese level.

Instruction for university

One-on-one lesson, recommendation system of designated school, school guidance and providing pamphlets of schools, instruction on how to write application form, interview training

Instruction for post-graduate school

One-on-one lesson, recommendation system of designated school, school guidance and providing pamphlets of schools, lessons for writing research proposal and paper, interview training

Instruction for vocational school

One-on-one lesson, recommendation system of designated school, school guidance and providing pamphlets of schools, instruction on how to write application form, interview training