College Preparatory Course 1 Year 9 Months

Admission month is July and its learning period is 1 year and 9 months.
A placement test is conducted to evaluate the skill level of students in order to place them in the correct class.
Although the proficiency level at the completion of course depends on each class, UIEC can provide flexible learning environments according to the proficiency level of each student by the class composition up to 16 classes.
The achieved proficiency skills from beginner level to advanced level are as follows.

  • Beginner 2 Completed : JLPT-N4
  • Intermediate 1 Completed : JLPT-N3
  • Intermediate 2 Completed : JLPT-N2
  • Advanced Completed : JLPT-N1 +

Course Outline
PLAN-A (standard) completes the beginner-intermediate level in March. From April, intermediate level 1 class and EJU preparation class starts, and JLPT-N3 level is reached in June. From July, JLPT-N2 preparation class starts in parallel with Intermediate level 2 class, and JLPT-N2 level is reached in December.
JLPT preparation classes that are conducted from October to December of the second year is elective subjects, so students can also participate in class that focus on higher levels.
Students who already have mastered Beginner 1, they can also choose Plan-B that offers from Beginner 2 level and aims to pass JLPT-N1 in December of the second year.

Learning materials and estimate study hours (PLAN-A)

Beginner and Beginner-Intermediate

  • Minna no Nihongo / 1・2
  • Chukyu e Iko
    (study hour is 6hours/3days for 1chapter, 60hours/30days in total)
  • 15minutes of Kanji practice per a day / Beginner~Pre-intermediate 1・2
  • Everyday listening in 50days / Beginner’s edition
    (Excerpt 30chapters, 1chapter/1hour per a day, 30hours/30days in total)

Intermediate 1

  • Chukyu o Manabo / 1
    (10hours/5days per a chapter, total 80hours/40days)
  • 15minutes of Kanji practice per a day / Intermediate 1
  • EJU exam preparation (4hours/5days, 40hours/50days in total)
  • JLPT exam preparation classes are also available

Intermediate 2

  • Chukyu o Manabo / 2
    (16hours/8days per a chapter, total 160hours/80days)
  • TRY! N2~N1 (2~3hour/5days, total 40~60hours/100days)
  • 15minutes of Kanji practice per a day / Intermediate 2
  • JLPT exam preparation (2~3hours/5days, 40~60hours/100days in total)


  • Nihon bunka wo yomu
  • Realia
  • Those who have obtained JLPT-N5 or above can transfer to the April class by referring to the placement test.
  • Teaching materials are sometimes changed to improve the curriculum.