Japanese language programmes

More and more Irish students and adults are taking up Japanese language for school, business or personal reason. As a result, EIL is finding the popularity of Japan as a study destination is increasing every year. EIL Study Abroad is immensely proud of the partnerships and programmes we offer in Japan for both younger students with no prior knowledge (Suwa) to adults who already have the foundations and want to continue forward (Tokyo). Both courses have small class sizes and feature homestays to get a real experience in Japanese family life, food and culture not offered anywhere else.


  • Suitable for ages: 16 +
  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Sharing: single placements with family only
  • Course: 15 lessons per week
  • Supervision: Limited, but host family and coordinator in Japan oversee everything
  • Excursions: Activity and excursion programme included
  • Start dates: Year round, no set dates
  • Programme Length: From 1 week +
  • Class size: Depending on enrollments, could be private or semi-private



  • Suitable for ages: 18 - 50 years
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Sharing: No
  • Supervision: No
  • Course: 25 lessons per week
  • Spaces: 5 per term
  • Start dates: 4 sessions: Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter
  • Programme Length: 4 weeks only


High school in Japan

We may have the ability to coordinate a high school programme in Japan on a custom basis with our partner EIL Japan. Please contact us for serious enquiries. Normally these programmes are available for full year or half year durations only.


  • Shorter term programme (usually 2-4weeks)
  • Flexible start dates all year round
  • Accommodation with host family or in youth residence
  • Study with international students
  • All levels accepted including complete beginners
  • Choose how many lessons you have per day
  • Focus on learning the language
  • Sign up for programme of activities and excursions
  • Learn to be more independent and/or study with a friend
  • Special Leaving Cert preparation courses available
  • Experience the native culture


  • Longer term programme (minimum 6 weeks)
  • Start dates depend on school term
  • Accommodation with host family
  • Study with native students
  • Must have basic/intermediate language skills
  • Standard school day (hours depend on country)
  • Experience a different education system
  • Study a range of subjects through the native language
  • Learn to be more independent
  • Improve fluency & exam results
  • Complete immersion in the native culture