At Communica Institute, each class consists of a mix of students with different nationalities, ages and purposes. The classes (called "steps") are determined according to the level of Japanese, and each step lasts for 3 months with an exam at the end. At the intermediate level and above, elective subjects are available according to learning objectives. For example, courses include "Business Japanese" for those who aspire to seek employment, and "University and College Preparation" and "JLPT Preparation" for those who aim for higher education in Japan, to name just a few. Our curriculum is so flexible that students are able to select classes from different levels in different subjects. That means if you are good at speaking but not good at reading, you could select an upper conversation class, and a lower reading class.




Steps Step 8 Step 7 Step 6 Step 5 Step 4 Step 3 Step 2 Step 1
CEFR PreA1-A2.1 A2.2 B1.1 B1.2 B1.3 B2.1 B2.2 B2.3
JLPT N5 N4 N3 N3-N2 N2 N2 N1 Over N1
Level Lower Elementary Upper Elementary Pre-intermediate Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Post-intermediate Upper Post-intermediate Advanced
Offered Courses PreA1-A2.2 General Japanese・Cross-Cultural Understanding B1.1-B1.1 Japanese・Cross-Cultural Understanding B1.3-B2.1 Japanese・Cross-Cultural Understanding B2.2-B2.3 Japanese・Cross-Cultural Understanding
- Introduction Business Japanese Basic Business Japanese Practical Business Japanese
- - University and college preparation class


Entrance and Enrollment Period
Program Visa Type April July October January
Long-term Program Student 6 - 24 months 6 - 24 months 6 - 24 months 6 - 24 months
Short-term Program Not required 1 - 3 months 1 - 3 months 1 - 3 months 1 - 3 months

Lesson Hours

50 mins. × 4 lessons per day. Monday to Friday

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period 5th Period 6th Period 7th Period 8th Period
Start time 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Level Intermediate / Upper intermediate / Advanced / Business
Basic / Beginner / Pre-Intermediate

Communica Institute Online Lessons

New Online Lessons!

For Those Interested in Studying Abroad in Japan

We will open new online courses for offshore students interested in coming to study in Japan. At levels post elementary and above, you will be able to experience our regular classroom lessons online. At elementary levels, you will benefit from learning Japanese useful in daily life in Japan. Does starting to study Japanese online with classmates from around the world sound attractive to you?

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