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Educational Philosophy, Objectives, and Policy

This school’s educational philosophy is centered around developing human resources from foreign countries with superior international awareness who can contribute to the Japanese and international communities in a variety of ways.
In line with the objectives of educating international exchange students in Japanese, improving their Japanese language skills, deepening their understanding of Japanese culture and society, and developing capable human resources with international perspectives who can perform with flexibility in a wide range of fields, our policy is to practice a consistently well-rounded Japanese-language education program.
Furthermore, since many of our students come from various parts of Asia such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia, we believe that giving students from these countries and regions the opportunity to engage in everyday conversations with Japanese as their common language is a very effective way to not only improve their Japanese language skills but also to deepen their exchanges and promote camaraderie.

Principal’s Greeting

AOI Japanese Language School was established by the Aoikai Group, which operates a number of medical and elderly care facilities in and around Abiko City, and works closely with local communities to provide contributions to their residents. As we look to the globalized society of the future, we are working together with local communities to help create a multicultural society.
The Japanese language school we operate helps maintain Abiko`s environment as a safe and secure city with a low crime rate and makes every effort to integrate into the community. Conveniently located with easy access to Tokyo and Narita Airport, Abiko boasts an abundance of nature, including Lake Tega, the natural lake nearest to Tokyo, and has an environment that is well-suited to student life. Here in Abiko, where literary luminaries such as Naoya Shiga and Saneatsu Mushanokoji penned their tales, we provide a learning environment that enables young people with dreams of coming to Japan to create new stories of their own.

Our Teachers

Our experienced teachers kindly give you the guidance you need.
We’re all looking forward to your enrollment!

Principal ATSUSHI IKEDA
Master the Japanese language here and make your dreams come true.
You have the support of everyone here as you take on your challenge.
Teacher DINESH THAPA
I try to teach Japanese in an easy to understand way.
Let’s do our best studying Japanese together.
Teacher HARUNA MORITA
Let`s make studying Japanese fun together.
I can`t wait for you to study Japanese here!

Teaching

A level check test is administered at the time of enrollment,
and students are divided into beginner and intermediate levels based on the school`s criteria.
In the beginner class, students are carefully taught the basics of Japanese, such as hiragana and katakana. In the intermediate class,
students develop the Japanese language skills needed for taking exams and for acquiring even greater communication ability.

Beginner
The textbook “Minna no Nihongo 1” is used, and students develop basic Japanese language skills.
Students grasp basic Japanese language skills such as hiragana and katakana with the aim of establishing knowledge of basic grammar.
In addition, students develop daily conversation-level conversation skills through activity-based lessons.
Intermediate
The textbook “Minna no Nihongo 1” is used, and students develop language skills equivalent to what is required for level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
In addition to vocabulary and grammar, output activities such as written compositions and speeches are also actively incorporated.
The lessons aim to improve the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing necessary for academic entrance exams.

Courses

April Enrollment
2-Year Academic Course
2 years *Special Mathematics, English, and Comprehensive Studies classes for students planning on attending university are held on Saturday mornings on demand. (for more information please ask the school staff)
October Enrollment
1.5-Year Academic Course
1 year 6 months

Location

AOI Japanese Language School

Address: 2-10-5 Tennodai, Abiko-shi, Chiba



Student Accommodation

Dormitory Tennodai

(15-minute walk to school)

Higashimatsudo Mansion

(50 minutes by train to school)

Procedure from application to enrollment

By 6 months prior to enrollment

Course
Please review the school information packet and Application guideline to decide which course you wish to apply and the necessary documents.
Submit Application
Please submit your application and documents no later than 6 months prior to your enrollment.
Entrance Examination
There will be a private interview and a written exam.

3 months prior to enrollment

Admissions Screening
After reviewing the documentation, we will apply on your behalf for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at the Immigration Services Agency of Japan. *The process requires approximately 2 months.
Result Notification
If the COE is granted, we will send you a “Notification of Acceptance” and “Enrollment Procedure Guide”.
Enrollment Procedure
Please review the Enrollment Procedure Guide and follow the procedures by the given deadline.

By 1 month prior to enrollment

Send Out Documents
We will send you the Letter of Acceptance and the COE.
Obtain Visa and Passport
Please present the Letter of Acceptance and the COE and obtain a student visa and passport at the local Japanese Embassy/Consulate.
Enrollment
Arrival in Japan, Enrollment

Available Courses

2-Year Academic Course

Course Term
2 years (1,600 hours)
Beginning of Academic Year
April
Application Period
September~November (1 year before enrollment)
Number of Students to be Admitted
40 people
Class Hours
AM 8:50~12:40 PM 13:00~16:50

1.5-Year Academic Course

Course Term
1.5 years (1,200 hours)
Beginning of Academic Year
October
Application Period
March~May (year of enrollment)
Number of Students to be Admitted
40 people
Class Hours
AM 8:50~12:40 PM 13:00~16:50

Entrance Examination Guideline

1. Qualification for applicants

①Applicants who have completed at least 12 years of general school education in countries outside Japan (*Beginning from Elementary school), with good academic results and who has high motivation for learning.
② Applicants who can comply with the laws of Japan and the school’s regulations.
③Applicants who can manage to pay all school and living expenses.
④Applicants who have previously studied Japanese for a minimum of 150 hours in their native country, and have also acquired a Japanese language skill level equivalent to or greater than N5 level on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
⑤ Applicants should apply no later than 5 years after graduating from their previous school.

2. Selection Procedure

Application Screening/Private Interview/Written Examination

Application Documents

No. Application Documents (Documents to be submitted by the applicant) Remarks Translation 2-Year Academic Course 1.5-Year Academic Course
1 Enrollment Application School designated form
2 Resume School designated form
3 Graduation certificate from the most recent academic institution attended Original copy. It will be returned after being reviewed by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
4 Academic transcript from the most recent academic institution attended Original copy. It will be returned after being reviewed by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
5 Certificate of enrollment Please provide this if you are still attending a university or graduate school.
6 Documentation evidencing the history of receiving Japanese language education
7 Documentation evidencing Japanese language ability Notification of results for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), J-TEST or NAT-TEST.
8 Passport copy Applicants who have visited Japan previously must copy all pages.
9 Copy of ID
10 6 ID photos (4cm x 3cm) Taken within the last 3 months.
No. Application Documents (Documents to be submitted by the applicant) Remarks Translation 2-Year Academic Course 1.5-Year Academic Course
1 Letter of sponsor School designated form
2 Pledge School designated form
3 Official documentation evidencing relationship between the applicant and the sponsor Document with details such as name, home address and relationship, showing family relationship between the applicant and the sponsor.
4 Bank balance certificate Original copy (An account balance above 2 million yen is preferred).
5 Copy of bank passbook A colored copy of bank passbook which the bank balance certificate is based on.
For the past 3 years.
6 Certificate of income Document showing monthly/annual income which the money transfer will be based on. For the past 3 years.
7 Certificate of employment Document with details such as occupation, job description, position and length of service.
8 Copy of ID
9 Business permit
10 Certificate of tax payment Document showing among of tax paid. For the past 3 years.
*Required documents may vary according to each applicant. Please contact us with regards to documents necessary for enrollment.

Application Procedures

Place of submission

AOI Japanese Language School Admissions office. If you have any questions or requests please contact us by email (aoi-jls@aoikai.jp) or telephone (for the calls from abroad: +81-4-7179-1500)

Submission Procedures

From overseas: It is preferably for applicants to submit their applications via one of our overseas offices or study abroad agencies especially for the translation parts but we also accept direct inquiries.
Within Japan: If a someone is applying on behalf of the applicant, he/she must come directly to the school to submit the application and selection fee with his/her ID.

Office Hours

Mon.~Fri. 9:00-17:00

Notes regarding application procedures

・All documents must be hand written by the applicant and the sponsor. Please make sure everything is filled in.
・Do not make corrections or use whiteout. If you need to make corrections, please use a new form.
・All documents written in a language other than Japanese must be submitted with a separate document with the corresponding Japanese translation.
Please enter the date which the document was translated and the name of the translator on the lower right corner of the document.
・Required documents may vary according to each applicant.
All copies must be dated (year/month/date) and the name of the person who copied the document must be placed on the lower right corner.
・ “Family member” must be within the second-degree relative.

Enrollment Procedures

If you are accepted, we will send you a “Notification of Acceptance” and “Enrollment Procedure Guide”. Please review the Enrollment Procedure Guide and follow the procedure by the given deadline.
●Notes regarding enrollment procedures
・If you fail to follow the procedures by the corresponding deadlines, we will assume that you have declined your admission.
・If you request to decline your admission, fees such as tuition (admission fee excluded) will be refunded.

Part Time Jobs

Foreign students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week.
Students are allowed to work up to 40 hours per week (8 hours a day) during long school breaks by submitting the workplace a certificate issued by the school.
Students must have a Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted to work in Japan.
Students can apply and receive this permission at immigration after you submit an application form designated by the Immigration Bureau.
However, students are prohibited from working in the adult entertainment business or working overtime.

How to find jobs

Students can consult and see the part time job magazines in the school office. Here are some of the common ways to find a part time job in Japan.
・Job postings on Internet or magazines
・Referral from a senior/friend, etc.
・Job postings
Our staff can support you with compiling a resume for part time job application.

AOI Japanese Language School

2-10-5 Tennodai, Abiko-shi, Chiba

 TEL.04-7179-1500

 FAX.04-7179-1501

 E-Mail.aoi-jls@aoikai.jp