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Language Exchange Program
【For those who want to find a partner in Hongo and/or Komaba Campus】

*If you wish to find a partner on Kashiwa Campus, please check here

※We will remove all postings in the end of August. So, if you are thinking about joining in the program in August, registration for Fall intake (from September 2 onwards) is recommended.

Who can participate

Students and postdoctoral researchers of the University of Tokyo (Family members of international students & researchers, Faculty/staff members and those who do not belong to the University of Tokyo are not eligible.)

 

How to find a partner

Step1:Pre-register online
Pre-registration form

Step 2:Come to the Go Global Center Support Desk(12:30-16:00, Weekdays)
A: If you wish to use the bulletin board to look for partner, fill out a profile form at the Support Desk.

B: If you find someone whom you wish to become a language partner, please give the number on the profile form and ask for their contact information.

Step 3:Send an email to the language partner and introduce yourself to start the language exchange!

The "Profile form" includes 1) your preferred language(s) to exchange, 2) your first language (mother tongue), 3) your faculty/graduate school, student status (including researcher), 4) topics you wish to communicate with your partner, 5) specific requests regarding the partner you are looking for.

Your posted profiles are removed every semester (Summer/Winter). If you would like to remove your profile in the middle of a semester, please let us know.
*Go Global Center Support Desk (Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 [East]
Map: Bldg #99 http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400020145.pdf
 
 

FAQ

I have more than 2 preferred languages to exchange. Can I apply for more than one language?
Yes you can apply for more than one language. However, please make sure to contact them once you received the contact information.

I would like to exchange languages with an international student who is a native English speaker.
Your language partner may not necessarily be a native speaker of your preferred language. For example, if you select English, your language partner can be French or Chinese who can speak English at a near native level. We would like you to participate in the language exchange program without focusing on the word “native.”

I would like to stop posting my profile on the bulletin board.
Profiles are posted until the end of each semester, but please contact the International Student Support Room by e-mail [adv*ic.u-tokyo.ac.jp](Please change * to @) if you would like to stop your positing.
However, you may receive e-mails from those who are interested in the language exchange with you if they had already seen your details information before your profile was removed. In this case, please let them know that you have stopped participating in the language exchange program.

I would like to post my profile on the bulletin board, but can I add or delete some information?
You cannot add to or delete the original information. For example, you cannot delete your graduate school or department nor can you add comments, such as “Prefer doctorate student."

 

Reference

Please see the statistics (Japanese only)
on the International Students at the University of Tokyo. Please note that the 90% of international students at the University of Tokyo are graduate students.

International students and foreign researchers who are interested in meeting Japanese people and speaking in Japanese may also enjoy the FACE program