Nagoya’s Friendliest Language School

IPE Academy, Nagoya’s friendliest language school has been teaching Japanese lessons for around 30 years. We specialize in small, personalized lessons rather than a rigid curriculum taught in large classrooms. Actually, quite a few English teachers end up taking lessons at IPE Academy because it doesn't feel like a typical, boring classroom— it’s conversational and creative. If you like to learn at your own pace, you can get private lessons for the same price as what a lot of other schools charge for group lessons. For hardcore students who want to burn through the textbooks and pass those JLPT’s, you’ll love our small groups and private lessons. We’re located pretty close to downtown, a few minutes from Imaike station. Talk to us and we’ll set you up with exactly the lessons you need.
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IPE Academy Special Events


IPE Xmas 2018: Natal Brasileiro

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IPE Academy Annual Christmas Party 2018

IPEアカデミー恒例クリスマス会 2018

  • This year it’s all-you-can-eat Brazilian food
  • We’ll have loads of fun and gain a little winter fat
  • Let’s have a blast!

  • 今年はブラジル料理名物シュラスコ食べ放題
  • お腹もいっぱい、お楽しみもいっぱい
  • 楽しい時間を過ごしましょう!!

  • Date and time: Sunday, December 16th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Location: Sapukai Brazilian Restaurant
  • Price: ¥4000 — All-you-can-eat/drink

  • 日時:2018年12月16日(日曜日)18:00〜20:00
  • 場所:ブラジル料理 サプカイ
  • 参加費:4000円(2時間食べ放題、飲み放題)

Please contact IPE Academy for tickets.



IPE Academy becomes Aesop’s Fables Supporter

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We are very happy to announce that IPE Academy is now an official Supporter of Nagoya Players’ upcoming production Aesop’s Fables.

Nagoya Players is Nagoya city’s longest running English-language theater group. Since 1975 they have produced over 80 shows. The group’s mission of spreading English education and entertainment for people in Nagoya to enjoy is something we really believe in.

Nagoya Players and IPE share many core values. We believe in the importance of arts education and finding ways to combine that with language development. We will be helping them with their English Education Initiative (EEI).

Our first project will be the Study Aesop program. IPE will be hosting Aesop Storytime events in the lead up to the show. These workshops are great for young learners and will teach them a lot of useful vocabulary and phrasing.

Aesop’s Fables will be held March 30-31, 2019 at Chikusa Playhouse. It’ll be very fun and we highly recommend it!

For more information on Aesop’s Fables please visit:


Sumi-E lessons

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IPE Academy’s popular Sumi-E lessons are back again in November 2018. The instructor will be the very talented Tatsuo Shibata. Saturday, November 3rd, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm and Saturday, November 24th, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ¥3000 per lesson including materials. We hope to see you there. Contact us for more info.


A real sumi-e fan!

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Ferney visited from Columbia and tried Sumi E for the very first time. Shibata sensei made a fan (uchiwa) out of Ferney’s artwork. It’s one-of-a-kind and a wonderful souvenir for home. We all hope to see you again.




Sumi E Lessons

IPE Academy’s Sumi-E lessons are back. Discover your hidden talent for nuanced ink drawing that you didn’t even know you had. Classes are every Wednesday...

Sumi E Lessons

Here are some samples of work done by students of our Sumi-E class.