TUFS Open Academy Online Japanese Language Course

TUFS Open Academy Online Japanese Language Course

  • Course Type: Real-time online class
  • Course Terms: Summer and Winter
  • Class Hour: 90 min. / Class (Total number of classes varies from 6 to 15 depending on the course)
  • Media: Zoom, Google Classroom
  • Course Guide & Regulations (English)


What is “TUFS Open Academy Online Japanese Language Course”?

The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) Open Academy is now offering Online Japanese Language Courses. There are Japanese language courses offering 8 different levels, and culture courses for more advanced Japanese learners. All courses are taught interactively through real time online classes, and can be taken from any places in the world where stable internet connection and media used in the classes are available.

Japanese Language Course

TUFS Open Academy Online Japanese Language Course offers 8 different classes to suit Japanese learners’ levels. Learners can improve their proficiency in Japanese through real-time classes, with plenty of opportunities for interaction with the instructor and classmates.

Japanese Language Course: Culture

Three online Culture Courses are offered; “Introduction to Japanese Linguistics” (「日本語学入門」), “Learning about Japanese Society”(「日本社会を学ぶ」)and “Modern Japanese Literature”(「日本の近代小説を読む」). These courses are designed for advanced Japanese learners who wish to deepen their understandings in Japanese culture and Japanese language though the topics of their interest.

About the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies has a history of over 120 years. Based on its long history, TUFS continues to play an important role as one of the hubs of international academic research and exchange in Japan. In addition, it is one of the largest Japanese language institutions in Japan, having accepted many international exchange students from all over the world and provided them with a high standard of Japanese language education.

Preparing for Online Classes

Please check the link below for details about needed system environment and prepare it on your own.

* Participants may not use university facility, Wi-Fi or digital devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers for Open Academy FAQ can be read in the below links.


Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (東京外国語大学)
TUFS Open Academy Office – Online Japanese Language and Culture Courses

Mailing Address: 3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi 183-8534 Japan

E-mail Address: oa-jpclass[at]tufs.ac.jp

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*We do not provide technical support for online courses. Please read the instructions carefully and complete the procedure by yourself.