Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

Intensive Japanese Course

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Regarding application for 2022A1A2, please scroll down to see the details on the bottom of this page.




This course is for those students who wish to study Japanese intensively for the designated course period. From elementary to intermediate, 10 sessions per week (100 minutes each).

Every level is designed to improve four skill areas -speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in a balanced manner. Classes are small, with approximately 10 students and aim to improve these abilities in a short time.

In order to achieve this goal, it is most important to attend every class and make time to do the assigned homework, preparation, and review every day. Thus we ask you to consult with your advising professor prior to applying for the Intensive Course. During the semester, if you intend to return to your home country or travel for research, or if you require a lot of time for research activities and preparation for the entrance exams, we recommend that you take the General Course, not the Intensive Course.

Further, as taking the Intensive Japanese Course is limited to one time during your stay here, please take the General Course after completion to continue your studies.



  • Intensive Japanese Course   Thoughts of the previous students


  Updated on Summer 2019
 ・“How was the Intensive Course?” (in Japanese)
   Message from those who have completed Class 1 (Elementary).
   After studying for about 12 weeks, I became able to speak Japanese.


Shiva from India

Completion of Class 1

Paing from Myanmar

Completion of Class 1

  Speeches delivered at the completion ceremony (script only)
  Updated on Summer 2018
 ・“How was the Intensive Course?” (in English)
   Message from those who have completed Class 1 (Elementary) to Class 3 (Intermediate).
   “Reasons for applying”, “Impressive things”, “Message for students planning to apply”, etc.

Manikandan from India

Completion of Class 1

Son from Vietnam

Completion of Class 2


Shaula from Philippines

Completion of Class 3


Poe from Myanmar

Completion of Class 3



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    Potential Applicants


    International Students (graduate students and research students) at the University of Tokyo

    *selection criteria apply



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    Selection Test


    Students for the Intensive Japanese Course will be accepted based on a selection test for Intensive Japanese Course held at Center for Japanese Language Education.


    The level of the course will be decided by the test results and you may not choose the level on your own.




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    Course Period, Class Schedule, and Textbooks 



    For 2022A1A2 


    * The Intensive Course will be offered online this semester.

       The class schedule and content are subject to change as deemed necessary.





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    How to apply for Intensive Japanese Course



      Application Deadline [2022A1A2]
      Please complete two steps below by the deadline in order to apply for the course.

    Step1 : System registration 2022/10/6 (Thu)

    Step2 : Application for Intensive Japanese Course 2022/10/7 (Fri)


    For details, please see Application Guideline for Intensive Japanese Course



    Approval from your academic advisor is necessary prior to applying for this course. Once your application is accepted, you are required to attend all lessons. Therefore, we would like your advisor to confirm that taking this course won’t interfere with your research at UTokyo.


      DOWNLOAD [For Academic Advisors]  

    Course Approval Form (Intensive Japanese Course)



    * In order to attend a course, you must take the [online] selection test held at the Center.
    If you do not take a test, you will not be permitted to the course regardless of the reason, so please make sure to attend.


    Selection Test [2022A1A2]
      Date: 2022/10/13 (Thu) or 14 (Fri) at the designated time


    You will receive “Selection Test Information” via email after completion of the online application. Please confirm it. 



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    • Intensive Japanese Course: F.A.Q. (Frequent Asked Question)  -in preparation-


    * Notes on Course Attendance

    In order to allow all of the students attending the course to learn effectively, students with poor attendance or homework submission may be asked to change their course, even mid-semester. We ask for you understanding in this.



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