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Japanese Courses Provided by Faculties and Graduate Schools

     Some University of Tokyo Faculties or Graduate Schools offer Japanese language courses apart from those run by the Center for Japanese Language Education. Most are intended for international students enrolled in that Faculty or Graduate School, but some are also open to spouses and international students in other Faculties/Graduate Schools. See below for details.

List of Japanese Courses Provided by Faculties / Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology / Faculty of Letters

Course title Japanese Language Course, Office of International Students and Scholars
Course outline
  • Open to International students in the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology or the Faculty of Letters.
  • Level: Intermediate or higher.
  • Classes are held once a week, focusing on different topics each week (reading, written expressions, oral expressions, grammar, kanji, and listening comprehension).
Office in charge Japanese Language Staff, Office of International Students and Scholars (Phone: 03- 5841-3734)
E-mail teradan AT l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Graduate School of Education / Faculty of Education

Course title and outline Doctoral Thesis Support Program
Help in revising unnatural or incorrect Japanese expressions in international students' Doctoral theses or prepublication papers for academic journals (individual tutoring).
Master's Thesis Support Program
Help in revising unnatural or incorrect Japanese expressions in international students' Master's theses (individual tutoring).
International Relations Office Tutoring
Consultation on Japanese language study or other studies at the International Relations Office.
Japanese Language Course for Thesis Writing
Class on how to write academic theses in Japanese.
Thesis Writing Support for International Students
Individual guidance by Japanese students on Japanese expressions in international students' theses (no application required for international students).
Office in charge Student Support Team (International Students; Phone: 03-5841-3908)
E-mail gakuseishien AT p.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

Course title Japanese Language Study Group
Course outline Reading and discussing articles on current events in Japan.
Office in charge International Student Advisor (Phone: 03-5841-3124)
E-mail jryugaku AT j.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences / Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

Course title Language Courses
R (reading, advanced), W3 (writing, advanced), W2 (writing, intermediate to advanced), L (listening and speaking, intermediate to advanced), I1 (lower intermediate) and I2 (upper intermediate)
Course outline This noncredit course is open to international students/researchers in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, or Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences who wish to identify and overcome their Japanese language problems. The course is offered in both the summer and winter semesters.
Office in charge Komaba International Office (Phone: 03-5454-6064)
E-mail ryugakusei-g AT adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL http://komaba.io.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/index.html
 

Graduate School of Engineering / Faculty of Engineering / Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Course title Japanese Language Courses, School of Engineering
Course outline The courses are open to international students/researchers in the School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and some departments of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, and to their spouses. The purpose of the courses is to enhance international exchange and facilitate students' daily and academic activities in Japan. Twenty courses in Japanese language/affairs are provided from beginning to advanced levels in the summer and winter semesters.
Each course lasts 15 weeks. Details are posted on the School of Engineering's website.
Office in charge Japanese Language Staff, Room 133, Faculty of Engineering Building. 8
(Phone: 03-5841-8826)
E-mail jp-class AT t-adm.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL http://www.jlcse.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/about/jlcse/?lang=en
 

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences / Faculty of Agriculture

Course title Japanese Courses, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences / Faculty of Agriculture
Course outline
  1. Open to international students/researchers of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences or the Faculty of Agriculture.
  2. Each group meets once a week for approximately 90-minute lessons taught by a Japanese volunteer.
  3. Meetings can be missed if the participant's schedule does not permit attendance on a certain day.
  4. Lesson content is tailored to the group size and the participants' interests and proficiency. The basic focus is on developing Japanese conversational skills necessary for everyday life and studying, with some instruction on Japanese culture and traditions.
Office in charge Office for International Cooperation and Exchange (Phone: 03-5841-8122)
E-mail oice AT ofc.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Course title Japanese Language Courses
Course outline
  • Open to international students/researchers in graduate programs or institutes at the Kashiwa Campus, and their families.
  • Levels: From beginning to advanced (3 general courses and 10 specialized courses available). Each course has one to three classes per week.
Office in charge International Liaison Office (Phone: 04-7136-4561)
E-mail ilo AT k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ilo/html/jpn_language_e.html
 

Komaba II Campus

Course title The Japanese Language Course at Komaba Research Campus
Course outline Komaba Research Campus offers this course to improve the Japanese language proficiency of international students/researchers.
Period: Summer-semester course, April to July; winter-semester course, October to February.
Classes: Basic I, Basic II, Intermediate (approximately 15 students each)
Content: The basic classes are aimed at building communication skills (mainly conversational), with attention to basic grammar. The intermediate class is aimed at further enhancing practical conversational skills through combination of basic-level sentence patterns.
Office in charge International Relations Section, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS)
E-mail kokusai AT iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp