Class Hours a Year

▶1st semester:April~June / 2nd semester:July~September / 3rd semester:October~December / 4th semester:January~March
▶Holidays:Semester-end holidays 1 week / Summer holidays 3 weeks / Winter holidays 2weeks / Spring holidays 3weeks
▷Class days a year : 190-200 days / Class hours a year : 760-800 hours

Class Levels and Study Hours

The completion of Beginner-2 is equivalent to JLPT-N4 (CEFR-A2), and the completion of Intermaediate-2 is equivalent to JLPT-N3 (CEFR-B1).
The study period during Advanced-1 level, UIEC offers exam preparation class up to the higher level JLPT-N1 (CEFR-C1), at the same time.
The completion of Adbanced-1 is equivalent to JLPT-N2 (CEFR-B2), Advanced-2 is equivalent to JLPT-N1 (CEFR-C1).
Depending on the placement test at the time of admission, some students may start at Beginner 2 or Intermediate 1.

*The curriculum of beginner level differs depending on each class, so the start time of intermediate level also may be different from each class.

Class Schedule (example of Advanced-1 level)

During the beginner level, comprehensive textbook to learn the four skills of “listening, reading, speaking and writing” is used, it builds the foundation of Japanese. During the intermediate level, comprehensive textbook and grammar materials to prepare for exams are used.
During Advanced 1, in addition to comprehensive textbook and grammar materials, elective classes on exam preparation that are higher level than the actual learning level of textbook will be held two days a week.
▷Morning Class:09:00~12:20
▷Afternoon Class:13:00~16:20

Teaching Materials

Comprehensive Textbook

  • Minna no Nihongo 1
  • Minna no Nihongo 2
  • Chukyu e Iko
  • Chukyu wo Manabo 1
  • Chukyu wo Manabo 2
  • Nihon bunka wo yomu

Grammar Teaching Materials

  • TRY! N3
  • TRY! N2
  • TRY! N1

Exam Preparation Materials

  • Training for Listening (Foundation ver・Practical ver)
  • Training for Reading (Foundation ver・Practical ver)
  • Complete Review (Vocabulary・Listening comprehension・Reading comprehension)
  • Workbook (Listening comprehension・Reading comprehension)
  • EJU Past Exams
  • JLPT Practice Exams

Other Teaching Materials

  • Conversation Textbook (UIEC original teaching material)
  • 15minutes of Kanji practice per a day
  • Practice Method of Research Planning
  • Realia such as Newspapers and Magazines

Teaching materials are sometimes changed to improve the curriculum.