International University of Japan / CENTER for LANGUAGE EDUCATION and RESEARCH


Japanese Language Program

Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) for Beginners of IUJ Students

IJP serves two purposes, which are to introduce survival Japanese for learners who do not intend to continue Japanese afterward and to provide basics for those who wish to continue to JLP courses offered in the fall semester, i.e. Basic Japanese 1 or Elementary Japanese 1. Although it requires no prior knowledge of Japanese, it is very intensive. Hence, students with the latter purpose in mind are strongly advised to study Japanese under a formal guidance before taking IJP and to start learning "hiragana" and "katakana", the Japanese script, as early as possible for your readiness to take the qualifying tests of the two courses. For such learners IUJ has launched an application for iOS and Android named "Ganbatte Kana" to practice both "hiragana" and "katakana".

Date: 4 days in mid-September
Fees: 7,000 yen (including class materials)

*Details of the course are subject to change. Please check your IUJ email regularly.
*The course fees will be charged to your bank account at a later date in the Fall term.

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

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. The program we conducted in the past was 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 were to gain theoretical knowledge and develop practical teaching skills.

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.