Earth Institute of Language Earth Institute of Language

About the Courses

Courses available to students

  • 2-year academic
    preparation course

    entry in April
    and graduation in March
    two years later

  • 18-month academic
    preparation course

    entry in October
    and graduation in March
    two years later

Curriculum

2-year course 1,600hours
18-month course 1,200hours

Beginner level

Beginner level: Become familiar with Japanese and acquire skills equivalent to the N4 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • Become able to understand plain Japanese words spoken slowly, and make yourself understood when necessary in everyday life
  • Become able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and about 250 basic kanji
  • Become able to understand written sentences of around 600 letters using basic vocabulary
  • Become able to write simple essays

Beginner to intermediate level

Acquire skills equivalent to the N3 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • Improve listening and speaking skills for various scenes of everyday life and become able to respond to Japanese spoken by Japanese people at a normal speed
  • Become able to read and write around 600 kanji and acquire vocabulary and grammar necessary for everyday life
  • Learn the skills necessary to read and write plain and specific sentences

Intermediate level

Acquire skills equivalent to the N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • Become able to read and write around 1,000 kanji
  • Learn an intermediate level of vocabulary and grammar to become able to read and understand newspapers and magazines
  • Learn the skills necessary to write logical sentences

Advanced level 1

Acquire skills equivalent to the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • Become able to read and write academic papers
  • Become able to read and write around 2,000 kanji
  • Learn an advanced level of vocabulary and grammar

Advanced level 2

Acquire Japanese language skills and accomplishments equivalent to those of Japanese students

  • Learn sufficient Japanese language skills to be able to attend classes and seminars, join discussions, and write academic papers after transition to higher education
  • Improve comprehensive applied skills working in academic Japanese

School hours

MORNING
classes
9:00 – 9:45
9:55 – 10:40
10:50 – 11:35
11:45 – 12:30
AFTERNOON
classes
13:00 – 13:45
13:55 – 14:40
14:50 – 15:35
15:45 – 16:30
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