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Course Introduction

Bridging courses are aimed at students that wish to proceed to universities, postgraduate courses or colleges, and that need to learn a good balance of the required skills which include “speaking”, “listening”, “reading” and “writing”.
CoursePeriod of EntranceTerm of Study
2 Year Bridging CourseApril2 years
1.9 Year Bridging CourseJuly1 year and 9 months
1.6 Year Bridging CourseOctober1 year and 6 months
1.3 Year Bridging CourseJanuary1 year and 3 months

Course Introduction

  • Every class has its own individual homeroom teacher to ensure that students can freely request advice on study methods etc.
  • Emphasis is placed on providing students with advice on possible careers after graduation but general and personal guidance, including counseling, are also available.
  • Complete curriculums for students aiming to proceed to scientific courses are also available.

Short-term course

Classes

 Kanji characterGrammar/Vocabulary
Beginner’s• Can read N4 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can write N4 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select the written N3.4 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select the reading N3.4 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can choose appropriate declinable words of N4-equivalent level.
• Can select appropriate post-positional particles of N4-equivalent level.
• Can select appropriate words of N4-equivalent level.
• Can select appropriate expressions of N4-equivalent level.
Intermediate• Can read N3 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can write N3 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select the reading N2.3 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select the written N2.3 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can choose appropriate declinable words of N3-equivalent level
• Can select appropriate post-positional particles of N3-equivalent level
• Can select appropriate words of N3-equivalent level.
• Can select appropriate expressions of N3-equivalent level
• Can write a short sentence using function words of N3-equivalent level
Upper Intermediate• Can read N2 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can write N2 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select the reading N1.2 level of Kanji characters correctly.
• Can select the written N1.2 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can select appropriate post-positional particles of N2-equivalent level
• Can select appropriate words of N2-equivalent level
• Can select appropriate expressions of N2-equivalent level
• Can write a short sentence using function words of N2-equivalent level
Advanced• Can select the written N2.3 level Kanji characters correctly
• Can read N1 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can write N1 level of Kanji characters correctly
• Can read most of Kanji characters on newspapers and books, etc.
• Can select appropriate declinable words of N1-equivalent level
• Can select appropriate words of N1-equivalent
• Can select appropriate expressions of N1-equivalent level
• Can write a short sentence using function words of N1-equivalent level
 ReadingListeningComposition/Spelling (from Beginner to Advanced level)Conversation (from Beginner to Advanced level)
Beginner’s
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
• Can understand most of materials in each level
• Can read detailed information in each level
• Can collect information by seeing and listening it in each level
• Can understand most of conversation in each level
• Can understand what people say correctly in detail in each level
• Shape of Kana and Kanji letters
• Spelling correctly
• Grammatical accuracy
• Understanding assignments
• Having a personal viewpoint
• Ability to form words and sentences
• Pronunciation/Accent
• Speed
• Appropriate speech and reply
• Ability to form words and sentences

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Example of Time Table

 1st Period
9:00~9:45
2nd Period
9:55~10:40
3rd Period
10:50~11:35
4th Period
11:45~12:30
Beginner’sListeningKanji CharacterGrammar/ReadingConversation
IntermediateListeningJLPT Preparation
(Kanji, Letter, Vocabulary)
ReadingConversation/Presentation
AdvancedJapanese CircumstancesListeningNewspaper/ReadingPresentation/Discussion

Two-year Bridging Course  Course materials and Year-round Schedule

Measures for Proceeding to Next Educational Stage

Measures for Proceeding to Next Educational Stage

  • Besides science and mathematics, which are general subjects of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), English classes are also available.
  • (A specific level of Japanese ability is necessary.)
  • For students planning to take the examination to enter postgraduate courses classes on writing Motivation Letters or essays are also available.

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