TUFS Online Preparatory Japanese Language Course for International Students (OPJLC)

  • Course Type: Live online class
  • Course Period: February 25 – March 30, 2022
  • Class Day and Hour: Wednesdays and Fridays (total of 10 sessions)
               [Morning Class] JST 9:30am - 11:00am (90 min.)
               [Evening Class] JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Media: Zoom、Google Classroom
  • Level: 2 levels (Elementary 1 & 2)
  • Course Fee: Free
  • How to Apply
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2022
  • Course Guide

What is “TUFS Online Preparatory Japanese Language Course for International Students (OPJLC)”?

The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) is offering online Japanese language course from February to March 2022. The course is designed for international students who will be starting their study at their host institution in Japan in spring 2022. The course is taught interactively through real-time online sessions, and can be taken from any places in the world where stable internet connection and media used in the class are available. We offer two levels to choose from, Elementary 1 for first-time learners and Elementary 2 for those who have studied introductory Japanese before. Morning and evening classes are available for both levels for the students’ convenience. Join our online course and learn basic Japanese, to take one step forward toward a great start in April in Japan!

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.

Course Outline

Level Course Content This course is aimed at: Textbook used
Elementary 1

Japanese Elementary 1 is an introductory course for those who are studying Japanese for the first time. The goal of the course is to be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and to acquire very basic Japanese skills, such as the use of phrases for self-introduction and shopping.

Students who are learning Japanese for the first time. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press “Elementary Japanese for Academic Purposes” Vol.1
Lesson 1 to 3
Elementary2

Japanese Elementary 2 is a beginner’s course for those who have studied Japanese before. The goal is to improve Japanese language skills at the elementary (first stage) level, mainly through basic Japanese vocabulary and grammar. Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji) are not taught in this course.

Students who have studied introductory Japanese. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press “Elementary Japanese for Academic Purposes” Vol.1
Lesson 7 to 9

Application

Applications must be organized and submitted through the person in charge of application at applicant's home institution in Japan.
Direct applications from individual students will not be accepted.

  1. The person in charge of application to fill out the application form (enter information about the person in charge of application and applicants on the designated Excel format), and email the form to [Office for Online Preparatory Japanese Language Course (opjlc[at]tufs.ac.jp)].
  2. The person in charge of application to instruct applicants (students) to fill out the Google Form below.
    Applicants (students) to fill out the form themselves.
    [Student Information Form: TUFS Online Preparatory Japanese Language Course for International Students (OPJLC)]: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3LF-BJ6MXqTuuqdwD4PpfY21beVhl2RSA9xvOSSqsdosYYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
    *The application form must be submitted and the Google Form must be filled out by February 10, 2022 (application deadline).
  3. The office for TUFS Online Japanese Course (OPJLC) will send an admission result email to the person in charge of application and applicants, after February 10 (application deadline).

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 TUFS facility, Wi-Fi or digital devices.
*TUFS does not provide technical support for online courses.

Contacts

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (東京外国語大学/ TUFS)
Office for Online Preparatory Japanese Language Course (OPJLC)
Mailing Address: 3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi 183-8534 Japan
TUFS website: http://www.tufs.ac.jp

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

*For inquiries, please contact us by e-mail.
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