Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

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Last Update 2014/02/14


Center for Japanese Language Education Earthquake Response

(Changes to the Japanese Course schedule, etc.)



-> Japanese version


The Center for Japanese Language Education, in consideration of potential delays caused by the recent earthquake to the arrival in Japan of new international students and returning international students, has changed the 2011 Summer Course schedule in the following manner.


For International Students Arriving Late:


1) The application period and course period for each Japanese course has been postponed so that those international students arriving late to Japan will be able to attended Japanese courses without issue (a detailed schedule is provided later).


2) For those international students unable to make the postponed deadline and who would still like to attend the Center's Japanese courses, the following options are available.

      (a) For students with no experience (or almost no experience) in studying Japanese, the "Short-term

            Japanese Course," beginning May 30th (Mon.), will be available for all interested students.


      (b) For students of a higher level than those in a), if there are seats available in the "Comprehensive

           Japanese General Course" of the appropriate level, the Center will allow late entry into this course

           (this is an exception for this semester given the special circumstances).


3) For international students wishing to attend either the "Intensive Course" or "Academic Course" beginning this April and who are unable to attend these courses due to a delay in their arrival to Japan, these students may apply for the same courses with a start date of October even if they attend courses through procedure 2).



For International Students Arriving as Scheduled:     -> For details


4) Those international students arriving early in April will have to wait for courses to being as described in 1) above, but we have made the following options available.

      (a) If an international student has no experience in Japanese and wishes to begin his or her study

            prior to the start of the Center's courses, we will hold a special five day lecture series titled

            "Pre-session for Japanese Language Learning" starting April 18th (Mon.).

      (b) We will also offer a "Japanese Course Consultation" opportunity for students form April 13th (Wed.)

            to April 28th (Thurs.) (Any student of any level may attend).



The details of 1) are as follows.



Schedule Changes to the University of Tokyo Center for Japanese Language Education

Due to the Recent Earthquake



"General Course"

Application Period: April 19th (Tues.)-April 28th (Thurs.) (Except the 26th (Tues.)

    Note: The application site for this course is the Center. Application by proxy

             is also possible.


Course Term: May 16th (Mon.) -August 1st (Mon.)



"Intensive Japanese Course and Academic Japanese Course"


Application Period: Mid-April

    Note: The application site for this course is the department to which

             the international student belongs. The application period varies by

             department. The submission period for the "Applicant List" from each

             department to the Center has been postponed to April 26th, so the

             application period for each department is likely a few days prior to

             this date.


Selection Test Date: May 6th (Fri.) and the designated day (7th(Sat.) or 9th(Mon.)

                               For details, please ask your department office.


   Note: Any student wishing to attend must take this selection test.


Course Period: May 16th (Mon.) -August 3rd (Wed.)
       * The "Academic Japanese Course" is only held on Fridays during the Course Period.



Even under these special circumstances, we at the Center have done our best given the limitations of our facilities to secure the opportunity for our international students to attend Japanese language courses in the manner described above. We sincerely ask for you understanding at this time. In addition, more detailed information is provided at this website.


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