Overview of Academy of Language Arts


Perfectly located – in Iidabashi, a few minutes away from Shinjuku – the Academy of Language Arts will teach you how to speak Japanese in a family atmosphere and a cosmopolitan environment.


School data of Academy of Language Arts

School Data 
Location Iidabashi (Shinjuku-ku) Accommodations None (though helps student to find accommodations)
Establishment 1984 Membership N/A
Student capacity 280 Number of Teachers 11


Support to find a job

Why study at Academy of Language Arts 

  • Focus on conversation
  • Better mix of nationalities than the average Japanese language school
  • Among the cheapest tuition fees in Tokyo!
  • Support to prepare to look for a job (arubaito or full-time position)


Language courses at Academy of Language Arts

There is only 1 course, divided into 9 levels, with the aim to focus on speaking Japanese. Of course all language skills are taught. But the main goal is to master conversation skills, contrary to most other schools which prepare for the JLPT or for higher education in Japan. This is not to say that you will not be prepared for those objectives. But the emphasis is on speaking.

Class is held Monday through Friday, either on the morning (9:30 – 13:30) or on the afternoon (13:40 to 17:40).


Long-term courses (for student visa holders)

Long-term courses (Student visas)
Course Length 6 Months 1 Year 1 Year 6 Months 2 Years
Application Fee ¥21,600 ¥21,600 ¥21,600 ¥21,600
Registration Fee ¥54,000 ¥54,000 ¥54,000 ¥54,000
Tuition Fee ¥307,800 ¥615,600 ¥923,400 ¥1,231,200
Student Insurance ¥10,000 ¥10,000 ¥15,800 ¥20,000
Facility and Activity fees ¥5,400 ¥5,400 ¥5,400 ¥5,400
TOTAL ¥398,800 ¥706,600 ¥1,020,200 ¥1,332,200


Not included: material and textbooks, to be paid at the school (around¥5,000)


Short-term courses (for “tourist” visa, working holiday visa, spouse visa holders …)

Short-term courses (for visa holders)
Course Length Daily Daily (>20 days) 3 Months 6 Months
Registration Fee ¥10,800 ¥10,800 ¥10,800 ¥10,800
Tuition Fee ¥3,417 ¥3,984 ¥159,840 ¥307,800
TOTAL ¥10,800 + ¥3,417 x days ¥10,800 + ¥3,984 x days ¥170,640 ¥318,600


Not included: material and textbooks, to be paid at the school (around¥5,000)


Examples of course curriculum:

An intermediate level:

An advanced level:


Activities at  Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts offers various activities for international students all year long.

Culture, excursions, parties, … Learn and have fun, all year long.


Accommodations at Academy of Language Arts

The schools staff helps students to find accommodations.


Academic year cost estimates (incl. accommodations)

Estimate to study 1 year at ALA
Application Fee ¥21,600
Admission Fee ¥54,000
Tuition Fee ¥615,600/year
Insurance ¥10,000/year
Facility and activities ¥5,400/year
Rental Fee (shared room) ¥600,000~/year (¥50,000~/month)
Utility and Management Fee ¥120,000/year (¥10,000/month on average)
TOTAL ¥1.426.600~/year


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