Online study abroad

Live online lessons provided by KAI Japanese Language School

For those who are unable to come to Japan, KAI Japanese Language School offers the “Online Study Abroad” option, which allows you to take the general course online (by Zoom) from abroad. In addition to learning Japanese intensively from your home, you will also study in the same class as other students living in Japan, so you can simulate studying in Japan. Also, when you come to Japan, you can seamlessly continue your studies from the previous level of the online study abroad program.

What’s different about KAI’s online study abroad program

In 2015, KAI introduced the KAI DLS (Digital Learning System) using tablets (iPads) and original digital teaching materials to provide classes with a focus on active learning. Thanks to our five years of experience in implementing a variety of digital education methods, we have been able to provide the same high quality education in our online classes that we started due to the coronavirus, and this is what sets us apart from other schools by far. Student surveys have shown a high level of satisfaction with online learning classes.

Click here to learn more about our approach to online lessons.

Advantages of online study abroad

  • You can study in the same curriculum as those studying in Japan without leaving your home.
  • You can simulate studying in Japan by studying in the same classes as our students studying in Japan.
  • The online study abroad program follows the same curriculum as the study in Japan, so you can seamlessly move back and forth between the online study and the study in Japan.
  • By doing part or all of your study abroad online, you can reduce the total cost of mastering the Japanese language.

For more information about the general course, please check this page.

Survey results

Our general course was fully online during the 2020 spring term. Here are some of the results of the survey conducted at the end of the term.

How would you rate this term’s online classes?

How was it to send and receive homework assignments online?

How did you like the method of exams?

Other survey results can be found in the News section.


General Japanese course (one term)

3 months (1 term)
Materials and KAI⋮DLS¥8,000
  1. It is free for those who have enrolled in KAI Japanese Language School before.
  2. Live Online is a form of online enrollment in a general course class that is being taken by other students at school.
  3. Materials & KAI⋮DLS (Digital Learning System) fee includes KAI’s original digital learning materials, commercial printed books and various handouts as well as usage of custom developed software and services.
  4. If materials need to be sent, the actual cost of shipping and tariff will be required.
  5. All General Course students are required to use an iPad for their lessons. iPads that can be used in class are iPads, iPadAir, and iPad Pro that are less than 3 years old and have a storage of 64 GB or more. The iPad mini is too small for viewing course materials. Please note that Wifi+Cellular type iPads purchased outside of Japan may not work on Japanese mobile networks. A rental iPad is available for a fee as listed above, however, the availability is limited, so please consult with us in advance if you wish to use one.