Welcome to KAI’s Summer Program!

KAI Japanese Language School has a unique curriculum optimized for teaching oral communication to students from non-asian countries. Since our foundation in 1987, students from all over the world have come to study Japanese at KAI.


Click here  to download the SUMMER Program brochure and application Form


Enjoy Japan in Tokyo

KAI is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Shinjuku is an urban city close to famous places such as Shibuya, Harajuku, and Asakusa.



Flexible Accommodations

KAI will arrange your accommodations. Choices include guest houses, hotels, apartment residences, etc. A homestay with a Japanese family is highly recommended!



Summer Courses:

Japanese Courses where you can quickly make progress!


Course Period
Grammar & Conversation July Jul. 10 to Aug. 4
Grammar & Conversation August Aug. 7 to Aug. 25
Grammar & Conversation Full Jul. 10 to Aug. 25
JLPT Preparation Aug. 7 to Aug. 25
Teen Program Aug. 6 to Aug. 20


KAI offers 2 distinct summer courses: The Grammar & Conversation Summer Course and the JLPT Preparation Course for students aiming to pass the JLPT N1 and N2 exams. Grammar & Conversation courses are offered for students to take in July or August, or both. At the end of the course, the students receive a certificate of attendance as well as a portfolio organizing what they have learned during the course.



Grammar & Conversation

This course is designed to steadfastly improve your conversational skills in an enjoyable atmosphere. A variety of conversational exercises are given in each class. A free talk session with Japanese guests is held on the last day of the course. The first 3 periods out of 4 in a day focus on conversation while the 4th period is for reading and writing.



JLPT Preparation Course

The lessons cover all the subject areas of the JLPT: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and listening comprehension; with major emphasis placed on reading, a critical component of the exam. Students are given tests in the middle and at the end of the course to assess their progress. Each student will have an individual counseling with his/her teachers and receive advice on how to further improve and successfully pass the JLPT exam.



Teen Program for 13 to 17 year olds

Many students from various countries have studied Japanese language at KAI Japanese Language School since its founding in 1987. KAI has prepared a summer junior program where you can fully enjoy Japan and Japanese language regardless of age. Why don’t you experience both traditional and pop culture of Japan along with studying Japanese, and have the best summer of your life?




*Shinjuku tour with university students

*Japanese sweets making

*Ghibli Museum 1

*Ghibli Museum 2

*Food replica making

*Tea ceremony


See, Eat, Play, and Enjoy in Tokyo! The variety of activities is one of the most fascinating points of KAI’s summer courses. You can attend over 20 kinds of activities in July and August in total. July activities are provided as a package and August ones are offered a-la-carte.

2017 FEE


Standard Price Early Bird Materials
Grammar & Conversation July 159,000 142,000 2,000
August 122,000 109,000 2,000
Full 240,000 215,000 4,000
JLPT Preparation 122,000 109,000 2,000



  • Above fee does not include lodging. please refer to Accomodation Section.
  • *Students of Grammar & Conversation Levels 1 through 5 will receive both digital and printed materials while Grammar & Conversation Level 6, 7 and JLPT preparation students will receive printed materials only.*The materials fee of Grammar & Conversation Course Level 6 is 3,564 yen and Level 7 is 2,052 or 4,104 yen.*The Early Bird Discount is applicable only when booking is completed by April 10th, 2017 (Grammar & Conversation July or Full) or May 8th,  2017 (Grammar & Conversation August or JLPT Preparation.)


Summer Activities
A variety of activities related to Japanese culture, sightseeing, and gourmet will be enjoyed during the program.





KAI Summer Teen Program for 13 to 17 year olds (Beginner level only)


Course Length Package Price
August 7 to August 25 (14 days for lessons) 490,000

The package price includes followings:

  1. 14 days of lessons with printed and digital materials.
  2. 5 full-day and 14 half-day activities.
  3. Accommodations (20 nights in a dormitory type room at Tokyo Central Youth Hostel)
  4. 20 breakfasts and 20 dinners
  5. Airport transfer to/from Narita or Haneda airports.
  6. Transportation between the school and accommodations and activities.


Application Fee:

$350.00 USD Application Handling &  pre-departure orientation service fee is charged by WAVE USA, Inc.



Application Procedure:

  1. Download our course brochure , fill in the application form and send it to WAVE USA, Inc.  by email. Please include the activity application form if you want to participate in activities. WAVE USA, Inc. will send you an invoice for the program via Paypal.
  2. Kai Language School will email you the URL of our level check test. Complete the test within 30 min. Remember to choose if you would like an interview. Even if you choose not to have an interview, we may ask you to do so based on the result of the level check test. All the students of Conversation Brush Up and JLPT Preparation courses are required to have an interview.
  3. Kai Language School will arrange a Skype or telephone interview for those who request one. Otherwise, we’ll determine the course and level suitable for you based on the online level check test.


Application deadline

Grammar &
Conversation Course
July / Full (July+August) Fri. June 30, 2017
August Fri. July 28, 2017
JLPT Preparation Course
Teen Program Wed. June 30, 2017



Payment/Cancellation Policy

  • The full amount is required to be paid to secure a seat in a class.
  • In case of cancellation before the application deadline, the tuition and textbook fee will be refunded by bank transfer, but the application fee is not refundable.
  • In case of cancellation after the application deadline, 80% of the tuition and textbook fee will be refunded by bank transfer.
  • In case of cancellation after the first day of the class, KAI will retain the full amount.
  • In case of a refund transfer, the applicant bears the cost for the bank charge.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by school.