Aile academy’s Education – 4 Features –

Four skills balanced curriculum with an awareness of improving communication skills

The class does not end when students learn grammar and vocabulary, but rather, they will learn to use them. With the main textbook as the core, students will express their feelings on topics related to the study items, and will be able to communicate about familiar topics and daily life, through conversation and composition lessons in class. In order to develop listening skills, the curriculum includes not only listening comprehension exercises using supplementary materials, but also listening comprehension training and dictation exercises to comprehensively develop all four skills.

A curriculum that enables students to understand not only the “language” but also “Japanese culture and customs

Introductions and experiences of Japanese culture are incorporated into the classes while linking them to the content of the main textbook.  We plan to provide many opportunities for students to interact with Japanese people through seasonal classes, field trips, hands-on Japanese culture classes in each class, and participation in local events, service activities, and other activities. The goal is to deepen understanding of Japan through exposure to the Japanese way of thinking through a variety of activities.

Active learning practices to improve learning outcomes

Active learning will be actively incorporated at all levels, from elementary to advanced.
The classes are structured in such a way that students can learn independently, exchange opinions with others, and express their own ideas, rather than just passively listening to lectures or mechanically repeating instructions. Activities such as group discussions, speech presentations and presentations will also be conducted throughout the course.


Thorough academic guidance and support tailored to each student’s needs

The school employs a homeroom teacher system to provide detailed support to each student. Homeroom teachers meet with students individually during the semester to provide detailed counseling and guidance regarding their individual study and life concerns. In addition, our experienced academic advisors will provide support from school search to preparation for entrance examinations to help students find and follow a career path that matches their hopes and aptitudes.

Learning attainment targets

Level Attainment targets Period Total classes
Elementary Students will acquire four skills from the latter half of N5 to N4 level of the JLPT, and will be able to understand basic Japanese necessary for daily life. Students will be able to use the Japanese they have acquired to ask and answer questions about familiar events and to communicate with others by expressing their own intentions. 6 months 380 course-hours
per year
Students will acquire JLPT N3 level vocabulary, kanji, and grammar. Students will be able to read a variety of texts and be able to speak their own opinions on general and abstract topics. Students will also be able to understand natural speed Japanese of a certain length. 6 months 380 course-hours
per year
Intermediate Students will learn vocabulary, kanji, and grammar at the N2 level of the JLPT, and will advance their mastery of the Japanese language necessary to prepare for higher education.
While being exposed to newspaper articles and other texts on a variety of topics, students will deepen their knowledge of the society and world issues surrounding us, and will be able to explain their own thoughts and exchange opinions with others.
6 months 380 course-hours
per year
Advanced Students will learn vocabulary, kanji, and grammar at the N1 level of the JLPT, and acquire practical Japanese language skills that will be required in classes and presentations at universities and other institutions of higher education.The goal is for students to be able to communicate on an equal footing with others from different cultures and perspectives, express their thoughts logically, and exchange information and opinions. 6 months 380 course-hours
per year
Yearly total 12 months
38 weeks
760 course-hours
per year
(200 days)
Course total (In case of University Prep. 2 years course) 24 months
76 weeks
1,520 course-hours
per year
(400 days)