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ALA Academy

The ALA Japanese Language School attracts students from over 40 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.

Prices starting from

¥185,000

Prices starting from

¥441,400

Prices starting from

¥769,000

Prices starting from

¥1,109,200

24 months

¥1,441,000
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APPLY NOW FOR OCTOBER 2024! FINAL INTAKE DEADLINE FOR COURSES WITH A STUDENT VISA: JULY 5TH

Spots are limited, and deadlines are subject to change. We recommend all students to contact Go! Go! Nihon and submit their application well in advance of the deadline. We are also accepting applications for the January 2025 term.

ALA Academy

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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.

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.

Full time employement support

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.

WiFi available

Free Wifi is available to students.

Location

Our school is located in Iidabashi, Tokyo.

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

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ALA Academy of Language Arts

Our Japanese Courses

ALA Academy of Language Arts

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.

Course length

WITHOUT STUDENT VISA
3 months
WITH STUDENT VISA
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October

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.

Other 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.

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.

3 months

¥185,000

6 months

¥441,400

12 months

¥769,000

18 months

¥1,109,200

24 months

¥1,441,000

Costs

Total course costs

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.

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

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.

ALA Academy

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.

America
22%
China
8%
France
8%
Sweden
6%
Italy
6%
Vietnam
6%
Others
44%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Enrollment Fee ¥11,000
Tuition Fee ¥174,000

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥334,400
Other Fees ¥30,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥662,000
Other Fees ¥30,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥996,400
Other Fees ¥35,800

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥55,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,324,000
Other Fees ¥40,000

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