Courses
Japanese Course

Course Schedule

Yearly schedule

Winter (Jan.) Spring (Apr.) Summer (Jul.) Fall (Oct.)
Early in Jan.
- Late in Mar.
Early in Apr.
- Late in Jun.
Early in Jul.
- Late in Sep.
Early in Oct.
- Late in Dec.
  • * Golden Week Holiday : Late in April - Early in May (About a week)
  • * Summer holiday : Middle in August (A week)

Class Levels

Japanese language classes at ALA are divided into small classes according to students' levels. Students can study the Japanese language level that are best suited for each student: from starting to refresher level.

ALA Classes Can Do Statements: overall general ability Length of Study
B1 Can understand and take part in a basic daily conversation -3 months
B2 Can understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic -6 months
I1 Can express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context -9 months
I2 Can communicate appropriately on familiar topics, exchanging information and opinions -12 months
I3 Can communicate relatively fluently and appropriately about various topics of daily life and one's interest -15 months
A1 Can communicate appropriately and nearly fluently with regards to areas of one's interest -18 months
A2 Can communicate fluently and naturally with regards to areas of one's interest -21 months
A3 Can communicate effectively, fluently, and naturally on subjects of general interest 2 years
A4 Can communicate effectively, fluently, and naturally in a wide range of areas above 2 years
Admission Process