Japanese Language Education

The University of Aizu offers various levels of Japanese classes with the aim of improving the Japanese language skills of international students. (Including JLPT preparation courses)
For international students who wish to work in Japan, a Japanese language teacher and the Employment Support Office collaborate to provide job hunting support.

We are glad to announce that Japanese Session will start.

First year Second year

3Q

4Q Spring Vacation 1Q 2Q Summer Vacation 3Q 4Q Spring Vacation 1Q 2Q Summer Vacation 3Q    N1
Shokyuu Ⅰ Shokyuu Ⅱ × Chuukyuu Ⅰ・Ⅱ × Jyoukyuu Ⅰ・Ⅱ × Business Japanese N2 N2 N2 N1
Very basic ① Very basic ② N5/N4 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N2 N2 N2 N1
Very basic ① KisoⅢ・Ⅳ N5/N4 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N1
KisoⅠ・Ⅱ × KisoⅢ・Ⅳ N5/N4 N3 N3 N3 N3 N1
Very basic ① Very basic ② N5/N4 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N3 N2
Very basic ① KisoⅢ・Ⅳ N5/N4 N3 N3 N3 N3 N2

Subject Name Used Textbook Scope/Content Times Teacher(Sensei) Teaching Method
First half of the beginner's class ShokyuuⅠ Minna no NihongoⅠ Digest of Lessons 1 to 25 15 Sensei of UoA Combination of indirect and direct methods
Very basic① Minna no NihongoⅠ Digest of Lessons 1 to 25 15 Sensei of UoA Combination of indirect and direct methods
KisoⅠ Minna no NihongoⅠ Lessons 1 to 15 15 Sensei of AIWA Direct method
KisoⅡ Minna no NihongoⅠ Lessons 13 to 27 15 Sensei of AIWA Direct method
Latter half of the beginner's class ShokyuuⅡ Minna no NihongoⅡ Digest of Lessons 26 to 50 15 Sensei of UoA Combination of indirect and direct methods
Very basic② Minna no NihongoⅡ Digest of Lessons 26 to 50 15 Sensei of UoA Combination of indirect and direct methods
KisoⅢ Minna no NihongoⅡ Lessons 26 to 40 15 Sensei of AIWA Direct method
KisoⅣ Minna no NihongoⅡ Lessons 38 to 50 15 Sensei of AIWA Direct method
Beginner intermediate

N5/N4

Use Handouts N5/N4 Countermeasure course - Sensei of UoA
Intermediate N3 Use Handouts N3 Countermeasure course - Sensei of UoA
Middle grade N2 Use Handouts N2 Countermeasure course - Sensei of UoA
Advanced N1 Use Handouts N1 Countermeasure course - Sensei of UoA
All levels Conversation None Conversation - Sensei of UoA

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JLPT Countermeasure Course and Conversation Class

International students at University of Aizu can take all Japanese classes.

Six levels from beginner to N1. We offer 8 courses including JLPT countermeasure courses, conversation, business Japanese, etc.

Take classes when there are no classes!

We have special classes during spring and summer vacations. You can study Japanese for almost the same period as one semester.
You can take classes for beginners, JLPT preparation courses, reverse job offer festival special courses, and business honorific language classes.

Japanese Language Tutoring System

University of Aizu has a Japanese language tutor system. International students can receive one-on-one support from Japanese students.
This year, 20 international students took advantage of the Japanese language tutoring system. You can enjoy talking about your favorite anime or learning about things you didn't understand in class.

Job Hunting Support

Career Education

Career education for international students is provided in the main curriculum "Business Japanese".
In Japan, it is common to start job hunting from the 3rd year undergraduate and the 1st year master's.
Let's understand Japan's unique job hunting style and learn how to attack it.

Business Honorific

It often happens that you can speak Japanese with your friends, but you don't understand the Japanese that people in the company speak.
When job hunting starts, there will be more opportunities to hear and speak business honorific.
You can practice business honorific through role play during a conversation class or spring vacation classes.

Company Briefings on Campus

At the University of Aizu, company briefings are held on campus.

International students do not have to go to Tokyo or Osaka, and they can directly contact famous large companies on campus.

Some companies explain in English, but most do not distinguish between Japanese and international students, and they explain in Japanese.
If you think about getting a job in Japan, you must have the ability to communicate in Japanese.

Employment Support Office

There is an Employment Support Office in the University of Aizu. There are support such as consultation and advice about employment, and practice of interview. Consultation is in Japanese only.
Counselors support International students in job hunting through collaboration with a Japanese language teacher.
Counselors and the Japanese language teacher always share information and send out necessary information for international students to find jobs.

Voices of the seniors