Study Abroad at TMU

Japanese Language Courses

All international students at Tokyo Metropolitan University are eligible to take Japanese language courses. Courses are held at the Minami-osawa, Hino and Arakawa campuses.The undergraduate students can get credits for Japanese I&II. If you wish to take Japanese language courses, please check your current level of Japanese by yourself using the self-assessment sheet, and choose the courses to take referring course syllabi and class schedule.

  • Clickhere to see Class Schedule of 2018 1st Semester and locations (March 26, Updated!)
  • Clickhere to see Class Schedule of 2018 2nd Semester and locations(March 26, Updated!)
  • Clickhere to see 2018 Syllabi of Japanese language Courses (March 27, Updated!)
  • Please check your Japanese level by Self-Assesment Sheet and The List of Key Words for Fundamental Japanese Course.

    Self-Assesment Sheet

    The List of Key Words for Fundamental Japanese Course

Levels and class contents

Japanese Language Course Level Class contents
Fundamental Japanese I5 (Elementary 1) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N5 Basic Japanese for beginners
Fundamental Japanese I4 (Elementary 2) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N4 Simple Japanese used in everyday situations
Fundamental Japanese II3 (Intermediate 1) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N3 Japanese used in everyday situations Japanese used in everyday situations
Fundamental Japanese II2 (Intermediate 2) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N2 Japanese used in a variety of circumstances
Fundamental Japanese III1 (Advanced) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 Advanced Japanese used in a variety of circumstances
Fundamental Japanese III1+(Super-Advanced) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 and above Japanese skills for academic porposes
Japanese I (Advanced) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 Integrated study of fundamental academic Japanese
Japanese II (Super-Advanced) Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 and above Academic Japanese used in various specific fields
Japanese Workshop offered in various languages (scheduled to be held in English, Chinese, etc.) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 and below (Elementary Level) Classes incorporate explanations in various languages other than Japanese. Course covers elementary Japanese language and information about living in Japan
Japanese Workshop (Upper Intermediate N3)@ Arakawa Campus Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Course covers upper intermediate Japanese

Registration and earning of credits

Course category Geared toward Registration / Credits
Fundamental Japanese I, II, III International exchange students Students will determine their levels of Jpanese by using a self-assesment sheet and select and register courses right for thieir levels. Credits can be awarded as the international exchange courses.
Graduate students
Research students
No credits earned
No registration required
Japanese I, II
Undergraduate students Credits awarded. Course registration required.
・Japanese Workshop offered in various languages
・Japanese Workshop (Upper Intermediate N3)

International exchange students
Graduate students
Research students

No credits earned
No registration required