About AIEC

About Ageo City
Ageo International Education Center (AIEC) is located in Ageo city, Saitama prefecture.
Ageo city adjacent to Saitama city of an ordinance-designated city has a population of 230,000 and there are many shopping malls and restaurants.
Takasaki line and Shonan-Shinjuku line are available from Ageo station, and It takes 8 min to Omiya station which is largest railway station in Saitama prefecture, 35 min to Ikebukuro station, and 43 min to Tokyo station.

It is a 10 min walk from Ageo station to AIEC, and there is Ageo city library on the way.Ageo city is a safe and secure city suitable for learning and living.

In addition, Seigakuin university (Ageo), Saitama dental hygiene college (Ageo), Kanto welfare college (Konosu), Kanto industrial college (Konosu), Ohara bookkeeping information business college (Omiya). . . , there are many higher education institutions which accepted our graduates nearby AIEC.

AIEC Curriculum Features
A curriculum of the college preparatory course for admission to higher education institutions such as graduate schools, universities, and vocational schools prioritizes Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) / Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and SSW (Food Service Industry).
The main textbook for Begginer 1 and Begginer 2 level is "Minna no Nihongo", and listening and reading comprehension materials are aslo used for 8 months. From December, "Dekiru Nihongo" which emphasizes communication skills is used for the main textbook, and "Nihongo Soumatome N3 Grammar" is used to acquire knowledge of grammar skills.
AIEC emphasizes Japanese language skills for communication, so we will use “Dekiru Nihongo” even in the second year. "Nihongo Soumatome N2 (N1) Grammar" and "JLPT preparation materials" are used at the same time to provide not only communication skills but also exam preparation.
Our objective is to pass N3/N2 in July and N2/N1 in December. In addition, practice for interviews and oral examinations for admission to higher education will be conducted privately after class hours.
Study at AIEC for steadily acquire communication skills and pass the exams !
In the field of nursing care of the specified skills system (explanation of the specified skills system by MOJ channel *), we offer basic Japanese and specialized Japanese and exam measures to aim for a passing the "Specified Skills Evaluation Test".
We already had achievements for Nursing Care fields, and now we are focusing on SSW for Food Servise Industry.
Example of Course (College Preparation Course 2 Years)

School Hours
▷1st semester: Apr -Jun / 2nd semester: Jul - Sep / 3rd semester: Oct -Dec / 4th semester: Jan - Mar
▷Semester holiday: 1 week / Summer vacation: 3 weeks / Winter vacation: 2 weeks / Spring vacation: 3 weeks
▷Class schedule: 9: 00-12: 20 or 13: 00-16: 20
▷Annual class days: 190-200 days / Annual class hours: 760-800 hours

Features of AIEC

Exam measures

We carry out exam measures using exam of each language skills, previous exam questions and mock exam.

Interview test measures

The practice of the interview test which is very important for the admission exam of higher education institutions is conducted in regular class and individually in after class.

Writting of personal statement

The practice of writing the personal statement is conducted in regular class.

Specifiied skills evaluation test measures

Cultivate Japanese proficiency aiming at employment in the food service industry, and specialized lessons for the SSW evaluation tests.

Teaching staff

The result of the JLPT exam is so good due to teaching staff who have a long history of Japanese language education.
( Message from the Chief of Student Affairs )

Staff for life guidance

Staff who have experience studying abroad will provide appropriate guidance for studying and life problems, and take care of students until graduation.

Incentives for international students

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology offres incentives, and we select candidate who earnestly study with the aim of going on higher education institution.

Outside activities / Traditional cultural experiences

Outside activity such as one day travel, presentations, disaster prevention center tours, sometimes Flower arrangement lessons...

Warm atmosphere

A warm atmosphere peculiar to a small school and good result with small group individual instruction. (maximum capacity is 100)

About JLPT and EJU
JLPT is an examination that aims to evaluate comprehensive Japanese language skills, about the knowledges of Japanese characters, vocabularies, grammars, and the utilization of actual communication skills. JLPT exam is a computer-graded multiple-choice test, and there are 5 grades from N1 to N5. JLPT passing grades may be required for graduate school admissions, employment requirements and the requirements of resident status for specified skilled worker program (SSW).

EJU is an examination which is conducted for the purpose of evaluating the required Japanese language skills and basic academic abilities for those who wish to study at Japanese universities as international students. 90.7% of national universities, 59.6% of public universities and 55.6% of private universities are using EJU score, and you can expand your options for going on to higher education institutions by having
In addition, at the total of 159 master’s courses of 72 graduate schools such as Hitotsubashi University, Saitama University, Keio University and Hosei University, EJU is also used to evaluate the Japanese language skills of international students. (as of June 2021)

About incentives for international students
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Foreign Student Study Incentive is a scholarship program that provides JPY30,000 monthly for one year from April to March or for six months from October to March. Students who wish to receive incentive need to have the intention of going on to a higher education institution. We objectively choose a candidate according to their motivation and study record.
In addition, there is a reservation system of scholarship for privately financed international students who have excellent EJU scores and wish to enroll the undergraduate course, students can receive the scholarship every month during one year after enrolling university.