STUDENT VISA FIRST INTAKE DEADLINE FOR APRIL 2023 TERM: THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER FOR ALL CITIES
*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice! We are also accepting applications for the July term.
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.
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 8,000 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.
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.
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.
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
Iidabashi (3 min)
JR Sobu Chuo Line, Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line, Nanboku Line and Toei Oedo Line
GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
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.
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.
Course hours per week:
CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE
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
TERM 3 - 5
Intermediate studies - 9 months
Students practice making everyday conversations in various real-life situations, using the basic sentence patterns learnt during Beginner levels. In addition, through various activities, including discussion, reading and grammar study, students learn new expressions and sentence patterns to be more fluent speakers of Japanese.
Teaching materials: An Introduction to Advanced Spoken Japanese
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
・Nihon wo hanaso (Aspects of Japanese Society）
・Donna toki dou tsukau nihongo hyogen bunkei 500
TERM 6 - 8
Advanced - 9 months
Through using real materials such as newspapers, magazines, TV programs (drama, film and news), novels, essays and manga, students learn alot of different Japaneses used in actual Japanese society to expand their communication skills. Also in this level, discussion and presentation abilities are focused on to improve.
In some classes, students will also learn Business Japanese.
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
¥173,800 in total
¥441,400 in total
¥769,000 in total
¥1,109,200 in total
¥1,441,000 in total
Tuition Cost Breakdown
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.
The prices above will apply from April 2020 following a slight increase in tuition due to a tax increase in Japan.
Our staff and student coordinators all have experience studying in Japan, so we are best able to answer any and all of the questions and concerns that you may have.
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