TUFS Open Academy Online Japanese Language Course (Spring 2022)

  • Application period: 10 am, March 22, 2022 – 11:59 pm, April 20, 2022 (JST)

Online Japanese Language Course

  • Course Period: Friday, May 27, 2022 to Friday, September 9, 2022
            * No classes on August 12, 2022
  • Course Day & Hour: Friday
               [Morning Class] JST 9:30am - 11:00am (90 min.)
               [Evening Class] JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Number of Sessions: Total of 15 sessions
  • Levels: 8 levels (Elementary 1 & 2, Pre-Intermediate 1 & 2, Intermediate 1 & 2, Advanced 1 & 2)
  • Course Fee: JPY 34,000
  • Class Capacity: 15 for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate levels
            20 for Intermediate and Advanced levels

Levels (8 different levels, 2 courses for each level)

Level Course Content Eligible Participants
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 acquire basic Japanese skills, mainly through conversation practice.

Course Focus: Speaking & Listening

People who are learning Japanese for the first time.

→Level Check is not required.

Elementary 2

Japanese Elementary 2 is a beginner’s course for those who have studied Japanese before. The goal is to improve Japanese language skills learned in the first half of the elementary level, mainly through conversation practice.

Course Focus: Speaking & Listening

Those who have studied introductory Japanese.

Level check for Elementary 2

Pre-Intermediate 1

Japanese Pre-Intermediate 1 is for students who have completed the elementary level course. The goal is to improve Japanese language skills beyond the elementary level, mainly through conversation practice.

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have completed the elementary level of study

Level check for Pre-Intermediate 1

Pre-Intermediate 2

Japanese Pre-Intermediate 2 is for students who have been studying at the pre-intermediate level for a short period of time. The goal of this course is to acquire pre-intermediate Japanese skills mainly through conversation practice.

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have studied at a pre-intermediate level for a short period of time.

Level check for Pre-Intermediate 2

Intermediate 1

Japanese Intermediate 1 is for students who have completed the pre-intermediate level of study. In addition to the study of words, grammar, and conversational expressions, students will acquire an intermediate level of Japanese language skills through the study of social and cultural themes.

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have completed the pre-intermediate level of study.

Level check for Intermediate 1

Intermediate 2

Japanese Intermediate 2 is for students who have been studying at the intermediate level for a short period of time. Through the study of social and cultural themes as well as the study of words, grammar, and conversational expressions, students will acquire the ability to use Japanese at a higher intermediate level.

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have studied at an intermediate level for a short period of time.

Level check for Intermediate 2

Advanced 1

Japanese Advanced 1 is for students who have completed the intermediate level of study. In addition to acquiring general knowledge of the Japanese language, culture and society, the course aims to help students acquire a pre-advanced level of Japanese language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have completed the intermediate level of study.

Level check for Advanced 1

Advanced 2

Japanese Advanced 2 is for students who have studied at an advanced level for a short period of time. In addition to acquiring general knowledge of the Japanese language, culture and society, the course aims to help students acquire an advanced level of Japanese language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).

Course Focus: Speaking, Listening & Reading

Those who have studied at an advanced level for a short period of time.

Level check for Advanced 2

  • For more details about each level (more course content, textbooks, etc), see here 

    *Please make sure to check the details in the PDF before applying.*

Online Japanese Language Course: Culture Course – Learning about Japanese Society (「日本社会を学ぶ」)

  • Course Period: Monday, May 23, 2022 to Monday, August 22, 2022
           * No classes on July 18, 2022 and August 8, 2022
  • Course Day & Hour: Monday, JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Number of Sessions: Total of 12 sessions
  • Course Fee: JPY 11,800
  • Class Capacity: 30

Course Description and Eligible Participants

In this course, you will learn challenges and characteristics of contemporary Japanese society through lectures and discussions.
This course is for those who are proficient enough in Japanese to comprehend the lecture and express their views in Japanese.

Online Japanese Language Course: Culture Course - Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (「日本語学入門」)

  • Course Period: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Course Day & Hour: Tuesday, JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Number of Sessions: Total of 6 sessions
  • Fee: JPY 6,400 Class
  • Capacity: 30

Course Description and Eligible Participants

In this course, you will learn Japanese grammar with a focus on the theory of grammar and verbs.
This course is for those who wish to learn Japanese linguistics seriously, is aiming to become a Japanese language teacher, etc.

Online Japanese Language Course: Culture Course - Modern Japanese Literature (「日本の近現代小説を読む」)

  • Course Period: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    * No classes on August 10, 2022
  • Course Day & Hour: Wednesday, JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Number of Sessions: Total of 12 sessions
  • Course Fee: JPY 11,800
  • Class Capacity: 30

Course Description and Eligible Participants

The course objective is to learn Japanese literature in modern to present times by reading works by great writers in Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei, and Reiwa period.
This course is for Japanese learners whose proficiency is at advanced level, and who is not very familiar with Japanese novel reading.

Online Japanese Language Course: Culture Course - Creating an Online Theater Play in Japanese(「日本語でオンライン演劇を作ってみよう」)

  • Course Period: Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Thursday, August 25, 2022
    * No classes on August 11, 2022
  • Course Day & Hour: Thursday, JST 8:00pm – 9:30pm (90 min.)
  • Number of Sessions: Total of 12 sessions
  • Course Fee: JPY 11,800
  • Class Capacity: 30

Course Description and Eligible Participants

The course objective is to create a play in Japanese and present it online.
Course participants will learn about Japanese theater culture and practice in a lecture format first, then they will experience plays through simple games, and finally create a play under the guidance of the instructor.
This course is for Japanese learners whose proficiency is at advanced level.

Application

Once you have signed up for a course, you cannot change after it has started. There are also no refunds. Please read the course description and eligibility carefully to choose a course that fits your Japanese language level and interest.

Online Japanese Language Course

  • Select a level from 8 different levels that suits your Japanese proficiency. Refer to “Levels (8 different levels, 2 courses for each level)” section above for the details of each level.
  • If you wish to take a level other than Elementary 1, take the level check test to find out your appropriate level before applying.
  • Morning and evening courses are offered for each level (both in JST). Please apply for either course that fits your schedule, considering the time difference.

Online Japanese Language Course - Culture

  • Four courses - “Introduction to Japanese Linguistics”, “Modern Japanese Literature”, “Learning about Japanese Society” and “Creating an Online Theater Play in Japanese” – are offered in spring 2022 course.
  • Please check the course details before applying, as the course period, course day, number of classes, etc. as they differ depending on the course. There is no limitation for the number of Culture Courses you can participate in; you can take multiple Culture Courses in a term. You can also take a Japanese Language Course simultaneously if you wish.

Application Form

  • Application period: 10 am, March 22, 2022 – 11:59 pm, April 20, 2022 (JST)

*All courses follow a first come, first served policy. Applications will be closed once each course reaches maximum capacity.

Contacts

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

*When you have questions, please contact us by e-mail.
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*We do not provide technical support for online courses. Please read the instructions carefully and complete the procedure by yourself.

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