American Language Institute

Placement

Students are placed into a level using the Versant English Placement Test (VEPT).

Japanese Students

The placement test determines your level. Students do NOT determine their own placement or levels. However, instructors may recommend moving new students during the first three days of the term based on their classroom work and/or diagnostic testing. New students may be moved up or down a level according to instructor recommendations. No changes are possible after the class change deadline.

A.L.I. Levels

  1. Level 1 - Foundation (no functional English)
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar (10 hours per week)
  • Listening, Speaking, and Vocabulary (10 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one semester (depending on language proficiency upon entry)
  1. Level 2 - Basic
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one term
  1. Level 3 - Low Intermediate
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one term
  1. Level 4 - High Intermediate
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one term
  1. Level 5 - Low Advanced
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one term
  1. Level 6 - High Advanced
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one term
  1. Graduate Access Program (for graduate students only, and only offered with sufficient enrollment)
  • Reading and Writing (10 hours per week)
  • Listening and Speaking (5 hours per week)
  • Grammar (5 hours per week)
  • estimated time to complete this level: one semester
Last Updated: 1/6/21