International University of Japan / CENTER for LANGUAGE EDUCATION and RESEARCH


Japanese Language Program

Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) for Beginners of IUJ Students

What one is expected to know for passing the qualifying test for both Elementary Japanese 1 and Basic Japanese 1 is explained and practiced in the class. The focus, however, will be on speaking and listening practice; hence, it is very intensive for those who do not have prior knowledge of Japanese. Although the course covers “hiragana,” “katakana” and other basics, it is strongly advised that students study the language before joining this class preferably under a formal guidance. It is strongly recommended for those who plan to continue studying Japanese during terms to master “hiragana” and “katakana”, the Japanese script, as early as possible. For such learners IUJ has launched an application for iOS and Android named “Ganbatte Kana” to practice both “hiragana” and “katakana”. IJP also serve as survival Japanese course for the IUJ community.

A fee of 7,000 yen for the course which includes textbook expenses will be charged to your bank account at a later date in the Fall term.

Date: Sep. 20 (Mon), 21 (Tue), 22 (Wed) and 23 (Thu), 2021 *subject to change
Time: 8:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Fees: 7,000 yen (including class materials)

Please note that no brush-up classes are available for students interested in taking other courses than Elementary Japanese 1 and Basic Japanese 1. These students must, therefore, prepare for the qualifying test on their own.

Non-degree Programs

The curricula design and teaching of both the programs are managed by qualified full-time faculty members in order to constantly improve the quality of the education.

Japanese program for non-Japanese employees

JLP conducts a Japanese course of 1 to 2 weeks for non-Japanese company employees. In order to improve the proficiency of the employees, activities such as listening comprehension practice and one to one conversation session with a native speaker are incorporated. The course also focuses on such aspects as business communication, business letter writing, and cross cultural communication. This program also incorporates activities such as local business visit or hands-on Japanese culture experience.

Japanese teacher training program for Non-Japanese teachers of Japanese

JLP conducts a short term intensive Japanese teacher training program at University of Languages & International Studies in Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, in which 20 participants from various regions in the country gather. The aims are to gain theoretical knowledge and develop practical teaching skills.