Tohoku University
Japanese Language Education Program

Eligibility :

All international students (both undergraduate and graduate) and international scholars that belong to Tohoku University

The classes offered by this program are open to ALL international students and scholars including those that do not belong to any particular program (e.g. Intensive Japanese Language Program, Japanese Programs for Exchange Students such as JYPE, IPLA, DEEP, and DEEp-Bridge).

Goals :

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for international students and scholars to improve their Japanese and to enhance their adaptability to the Japanese culture. A particular focus is on improving their ability to use Japanese as the means to conducting their research in Japanese.
Specifically, international students and scholars can choose from among a variety of classes about grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and Kanji in accordance with their proficiency level and interests. In order to attend these classes, they need to take the placement test at the beginning of each semester.

Guide for the present semester is here.
Syllabi of Japanese classes for the present semester is here.

Slides used in Orientation session are here.
Academic Affairs System of Japanese Language Program (accessible only from the campus LAN) is here.

Period :

Spring semester: the beginning of April through the beginning of August
Fall semester: the beginning of October through the beginning of February.

Contact Address :
Postal Address : International Education Section, Ryugakusei-ka, Tohoku University, 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 JAPAN
Phone Number : 81-22-795-7817 (Country number-Area code-795-7817)
E-mail address : sed2*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Replace ‘*’ with ‘@’)