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APPLY NOW FOR JULY 2019:
STUDENT VISA FIRST INTAKE DEADLINES
ALL CITIES: 25th of January

*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice and makes the application process faster

SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

The ALA Japanese Language School attracts students from over 30 countries due to its homey atmosphere and hospitality. Conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, ALA is proud to have low student-teacher ratios, classes that focus on practical conversation, and support for Japanese higher education as well as job-hunting.

SCHOOL INTENSITY

Medium intensity means the school gives you a perfect balance between study pace and free time. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your life in Japan, while still being able to effectively progress your studies.

WHY USE GO! GO! NIHON?

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

We have helped over 6,000 students come to Japan since 2009. Most of our staff have been language students at the exact schools that you are looking at, so we can give you first-hand information on the application process and potential issues.

HIGHEST CHANCE FOR ACCEPTANCE

Our staff are native English speakers, so nothing gets lost in translation. The schools use us to translate cultural and language barriers, so we can make sure your application for the school and visa is perfect.

OUR SERVICE IS FOR YOU

We are here to tell you all the ins and outs of each school and let you choose which one you think would be the best for you. Your success in Japan is our success.

School Features

DAY-TO-DAY CONVERSATION SKILLS

Enhancing learners’ conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation in 1984. In our general conversation course, learners study in a multinational environment.

The classes mainly include conversation practice under actual scenes, which allows students to obtain practical communication skills as well as necessary knowledge.

ACCEPTS BEGINNER STUDENTS

Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.

ENGLISH-SPEAKING STAFF AVAILABLE

There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.

SUPPORT FOR FINDING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

PART-TIME JOB SUPPORT

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

School Location

IIDABASHI

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy parts of Tokyo. While there is nothing out of the ordinary in this area, that is part of its charm. Located a few minutes from the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo, Iidabashi is a great location to relax and study without distractions. With easy access to Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akihabara, this is a perfect place to live and study in Japan.

Distance to Train Stations
Walking Time
Iidabashi (3 min)
JR Sobu Chuo Line, Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line, Nanboku Line and Toei Oedo Line

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
COURSE INTRODUCTION

This course is focusing on progress with operational ability of Japanese Conversation, students also aim at progress with reading and composition comprehension. In addition to conversation course, ALA provides a wide variety of curriculum to meet individual requirements such as for success in business in Japan, for university enrolment, and for understanding of Japanese culture.

Course Length

Without Student Visa

3 months

With Student Visa

6 - 24 months

Available Term starts each Year
  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule

Weekdays

Morning Class

09:30

To

13:30

Or

Afternoon Class

13:40

To

17:40

Course hours per week:

20

CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE

Term Breakdown

Beginner

Course End

TERM 1 - 2

Beginner - 6 months

Beginner level 1 starts with learning hiragana katakana and basic conversation. Students are not required to have prior knowledge of Japanese. After completion, learners master survival Japanese such as describing their daily activities, ordering in restaurants, talking with shop assistants and so on. (Equal to JLPT N5 level)
Beginner level 2 is for people that have some previous knowledge of basic Japanese. After completing this level, learners can use basic communication, such as makig requests, asking for advise, talking about interests and so on. (equal to JLPT N4 level)
Teaching materials: Gogaku ryugakusei no tameno Nihongo Ⅰ&Ⅱ

Other Course Features

PROGRAM FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

The school’s welcomes absolutely beginner with specific beginner classes that will cover all the basic aspects of the Japanese language.

Total Course Costs

3 months
¥170,640 in total
6 months
¥398,800 in total
12 months
¥706,600 in total
18 months
¥1,020,200 in total
24 months
¥1,332,200 in total

Note: The total course cost includes class time, staff guidance and extended student insurance. Textbooks are not included and need to be purchased separately. The school will collect the study material fee of 5,000 yen for each 6 month term, before the course begins.

Student Demographics

China
11%
Vietnam
39%
Other Asian Countries
31%
Western Countries
13%
Other Countries
6%
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