Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

List of Japanese Language Courses (General Overview)

 

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The table below shows standard classes of an ordinary term. The classes may be changed during a certain term depending on the enrollment of international students.

 

General Course

 

Eligibility,

Screening Test

General Course

(1) International students of the University of Tokyo

(2) Foreign researchers

(3) Spouses of international students and researchers *(2) and (3) are only accepted when there is enough space. *(3) are not allowed to enroll in Level 4, Level 5 and Intermediate Japanese for Communication)

*There is no screening test except for "Intermediate Japanese for Communication".

*The applicants will be assigned to the level of their choice on a first-come-first-served basis.

Japanese proficiency level Elementary to Advanced
Level Level1 (lower elem.) Level 2
(upper elem.)
Level Pre3
(elem. to inter.)
Level 3
(inter.)
Level 4
(inter. to adv.)
Level 5
(adv.)
No. of lessons per week (1lesson=100 min.) 3 3 3 3 2 2

No. of students per class (average)

20 to 30 students per class
Characteristics

The most basic course for international students and foreign researchers at the University of Tokyo.

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.

How to apply,

remarks for application

Apply at the Center for Japanese Language during the specified period. Application by a proxy is also accepted. Acceptance of delayed application will not be guaranteed.

 

Intensive Japanese Course

Eligibility,

Selection Test

Intensive Japanese Course

Open to all international students of the University of Tokyo.

*Selection test are conducted.

Japanese proficiency level Elementary to Upper intermediate
Level Class 1(elem.) Class 2  (elem. to inter.) Class 3
(inter.)

Class 4 

(inter. to adv.)

No. of lessons per week

(1lesson=100 min.)

12 12 10 4

No. of students per class (average)

10 per class
Characteristics Intensive Japanese language course. Students are required to attend all lessons and to submit all homework.

How to apply,

remarks for application

With a signature of your advisor, apply at each graduate course's office within the given period. Delayed application or absence to the selection test will result in disqualification.

 

 

Academic Japanese Course

 

Eligibility,

Selection Test

Academic Japanese Course

Open to all international students of the University of Tokyo.

*Selection test are conducted.

Japanese proficiency level Advanced and highly advanced.
Level Academic Japanese Course

No. of lessons per week

(1lesson=100 min.)

1

No. of students per class (average)

10 per class
Characteristics "Academic Japanese" course to improve Japanese language ability for research activities such as writing a thesis.

How to apply,

remarks for application

*The course will be offered as one of "Special Themed Seminar".

 

 

Short-term Japanese Course

 

Eligibility,

Selection Test

Short-term Japanese Course

(1) International students of the University of Tokyo

(2) Foreign researchers

Japanese proficiency level Elementary
Level / class

Introduction to Japanese Language

No. of lessons during the course (1lesson=100 min.)

10 (per 1 week)

No. of students per class (average)

15 per class
Characteristics

The Course for those students who are too busy to attend classes on a regular basis, or who arrived in the middle of a term.

How to apply

remarks for application

Apply at International Students and Researchers Support Group Office (8th floor, Administration Bureau, Hongo Campus) by the deadline. Application by a proxy is also accepted. Acceptance of delayed application will not be guaranteed.

Special Themed Seminar

 

Eligibility,

Selection Test

Special Themed Seminar

International students of the University of Tokyo

*Some seminars are also open to foreign researchers at UTokyo other than international students.

Japanese proficiency level Elementary to Advanced
Level / class

Elementary: "Hiragana", "Katakana", "Introduction to Kanji"

Intermediate: "Japanese for e-mail", "Kanji for kanji -background students"

Advanced: "Academic reading", "Academic presentation", "Keego" etc.

(Depending on semester)

No. of lessons during the course (1lesson=100 min.)

several lessons (for a set amount of days )

No. of students per class

(average)

Vary according to class.
Characteristics

The special seminars, which cover a specific topic for a set amount of days.

How to apply

remarks for application

Apply at International Students and Researchers Support Group Office (8th floor, Administration Bureau, Hongo Campus) by the deadline. Application by a proxy is also accepted. Acceptance of delayed application will not be guaranteed.

 

 

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