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.Students are given a level check before taking courses. If you wish to take Japanese language courses, please inquire with the International Student Exchange Section in the International Affairs Office.

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 (scheduled to be held in English, Chinese, Korean, 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

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 (graduate students and research students may also be eligible). Undergraduate students must register to take course. Course registration required.Credits awarded. (Graduate and research student: course registration not required, and credits not award)
Japanese Workshop

International exchange students
Graduate students
Research students

No credits earned
No registration required