Online Lesson

The Kudan Institute now provides online classes via the videoconferencing app Zoom. You can practice conversing in Japanese with classmates from various countries, ask teachers questions, and study Japanese at home as if you were in a real-life classroom.

Online lesson sample videos

Explanation via whiteboard

Explanation via PowerPoint

Example of pair work
※Using Zoom’s breakout room feature, you can have one-on-one conversation practice with your classmates even if there are more than two students participating in a given class.

Example of a presentation

About online lesson


Term Fees
2 weeks 37,000yen
4 weeks 69,000yen
8 weeks 133,000yen
Fee Includes Tution,material fee
Course tuition doesn’t include shipping costs for textbooks. Shipping costs for textbooks
  Term Fees
Hiragana Katakana Course
※This is a 4-week program.
4 weeks 69.000yen

Application Procedure

1.Choose the course you want to take and contact us via the form below.

2.Verification of your Internet connection quality

3.Submission of application & payment

4.Start of lessons

Course Offerings


※ All lessons will be conducted live and are scheduled on Japan Standard Time (JST)

Course Calendar

2021 Spring Term

2021 April
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2021 May
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2021 June
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Intensive Course last day Conversation Course last day

Hiragana Katakana Course

2021 Spring Term (June 7 - July 2)

2021 June
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28 29 30 7/1 7/2    

Starting DateLessonLast day


Do I need to prepare anything in advance?
Please make sure that your Internet connection works and download the videoconferencing app Zoom.
I am worried about the quality of my Internet connection.
Prior to the acceptance of your payment and the start of lessons, we will do a video call with you to determine your Japanese language skill and check your Internet connection to confirm that the connection quality is sufficient for online lessons.
How will you decide my level and class?
For the Conversation Course, we will determine your level by conducting an oral interview test via video call. For the Intensive Course, we will determine your level by a paper test prior to the beginning of the course.
Are the lessons only being provided online?
No—students are also attending these lessons in person at the Kudan Institute.
Can I get a refund if I quit in the middle of the term?
Yes—you can receive a refund for the weeks remaining in your term (calculated on a whole week basis) minus a cancellation fee equivalent to one week’s worth of tuition.
例:For example, if you applied for four weeks of lessons and quit during the second week, you will get 【 two weeks of tuition – 16,000 yen 】as a refund.
How do I get the textbooks?
We will mail you the textbooks after confirming your payment. While the textbooks are in transit, we will send you digital materials via email.
  • In the case that we cannot mail you the textbooks due to the corona virus, we will send you a digital version.
How do I pay for the courses?
There are two ways to pay: 1. Bank transfer (international wire) 2. Flywire (online). You will need to pay for any bank charges or fees.
Can I get a certificate of completion?
We can send you a scanned copy of your certificate. However, we cannot mail you a hard copy.
Is it possible to switch from an online course to an in-person course which is also conducted via Zoom?
Yes, it is possible. An admission fee of 20,000 yen is required to make the switch.
Is there a final exam at the end of the term?
No. (*There are final exams for students who attend in-person courses.)

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