-Won't you join us in the Japanese classes at the NIHONGO Center?
Winter Term 2014
Most courses can be taken by any international student at the University of Tokyo, provided that application is made within the specified period.
・ Some courses require applicants to take a selection test.
・ In addition, some courses are also open to foreign researchers other than international students, as well as the spouses of international students/researchers.
The Japanese language courses are comprised of the “General Course”, “Intensive Course”, "Academic Japanese Course", and "Short-term Japanese Course ".
This course meets in one to three sessions per week, so as to accommodate international students' busy schedules. The course includes general classes taught at different levels ranging from elementary to advanced, and classes focused on specific skill areas, such as kanji and intermediate conversation.
Offering elementary to upper-intermediate classes, this course is designed for students who are able to devote a large portion of their time to Japanese language learning. Since the purpose of the course is to significantly improve language skills in a short period, participants are expected to attend every lesson.
This course is aimed at equipping advanced learners with the skills necessary for writing papers in Japanese.
This course is aimed as students who are not able to attend classes regularly, or who arrived in the middle of a term.
* In addition, some Special Themed Seminars, which cover a specific topic for a set amount of days, will be offered.
Center for Japanese Language Education at Hongo Campus(5th floor, Administration Bureau Building 2) and elsewhere.
There is no tuition fee.
However, you will have to purchase the textbooks yourself for the classes as required.
Summer courses start in April, and winter courses in October (excluding short-term courses).
Term Period for Year 2014, Winter Term
Class Schedule for Year 2014,Winter Term
Textbooks for Year 2014, Winter Term
＊ Detailed information for Winter Term 2014 will be uploaded in late September. [2014/08/25]
* The text books of "Short-term Japanese Course" and "Special Themed Seminar" will be announced in the class.
Students interested in taking one of the courses need to apply during the designated application period : early April (Summer Term), and early October (Winter Term).
How to apply for Year 2014, Winter Term
(Reference) Japanese language classes offered by graduate schools or departments
Apart from the Center for Japanese Language Education, some graduate courses or departments offer Japanese language classes. These classes are basically made available for the international students who are enrolled in the same graduate schools or departments, but some of these schools and departments also accept international students from other graduate schools or departments and their spouses. For more details, please inquire at the respective Japanese language class of each graduate school or department. For these courses, please register at the respective office of the class but not at the Center.