Japanese Language Education

The Liaison Center for International Education Japanese language programs for foreign learners who are interested in studying Japanese.
Eligible Applicants:
Eligible applicants for each program depend on their status
  • Intensive Program – MEXT scholarship students (Embassy Recommendation)
  • General Program – International students (including exchange students) or researchers of Nagasaki University
    *Foreign spouses of the enrolled students, researchers and/or full-time employees of Nagasaki University may take some of the classes (ElementaryⅠandⅡonly).
  • Japanese Language Program for Liberal Arts Education – International undergraduate students and undergraduate exchange students
Application
Apply at the Liaison office during the designated application period. You will need to take a placement test.
Period of Study
Spring semester (April ~ August) Fall semester (October ~ February)
Application Period
Spring Semester: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9 am – Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10 am
Fall Semester: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9 am – Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10 am
Placement test
Spring Semester: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10am
Fall Semester: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10am

Intensive Program A–C

Intensive programs are for students on MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) scholarships. There are three (3) programs (A, B and C) based on the student’s Japanese level. The students will need to take seven (7) classes a week and complete all courses in the program to receive a certificate of completion.
Elementary–Intermediate Level
Eligible Applicants
Students on MEXT scholarships (Embassy Recommendation)
Subjects Offered
【Intensive Program A】
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅰ (5 classes/week)
  • Intensive Program Seminar (1 class/week)
  • Traditional Japanese Culture (1 class/week)
【Intensive Program B】
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅱ (5 classes/week)
  • Intensive Program Seminar (1 class/week)
  • Traditional Japanese Culture (1 class/week)
【Intensive Program C】
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Reading (2 classes/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Conversation (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Composition (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Listening (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Kanji (1 class/week)
  • Traditional Japanese Culture (1 class/week)
Syllabi
Intensive Program A Intensive Program B Intensive Program C

General Program

The General Program offers classes of various levels from elementary to advanced level. You will take a class of the suitable level based on the results of your placement test. The numbers in parentheses show the number of class offered per week.
Elementary Level ~ Advanced Level
Eligible Applicants
International students (including exchange students) or researchers of Nagasaki University
*Foreign spouses of the enrolled students, researchers and/or full-time employees of Nagasaki University may take some of the classes (ElementaryⅠand Ⅱonly).
Subjects Offered
【Elementary Level】
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅰ (5 classes/week)
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅱ (5 classes/week)
【Intermediate Level】 You may take up to 3 classes each from the following subjects. (Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ or Ⅱ)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Reading (2 classes/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Conversation (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Composition (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Listening (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅰ Kanji (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅱ Reading (2 classes/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅱ Conversation (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅱ Composition (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅱ Listening (1 class/week)
  • Intermediate Japanese Ⅱ Kanji (1 class/week)
【Advanced Level】 You may take up to 2 classes each from the following subjects. (Advanced Japanese Ⅰ or Ⅱ)
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅰ Reading (2 classes/week)
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅰ Integrated Communication Skills (2 classes/week)
    *International undergraduate students and undergraduate exchange students may take Advanced JapaneseⅠ Reading and Advanced JapaneseⅠ Integrated Communication Skills only in the Fall semester. You may take Advanced Japanese Ⅰ offered by the Liberal Arts Education in Spring semester.


  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱ Integrated Communication Skills A (2 classes/week, offered in the Fall semester )
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱ Integrated Communication Skills B (2 classes/week, offered in the Fall semester )
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱ Integrated Communication Skills C (2 classes/week, offered in the Spring semester )
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱ Integrated Communication Skills D (2 classes/week, offered in the Spring semester )
    *Advanced Japanese Ⅱ Integrated Communication Skills A, B, C and D are not available for international undergraduate students and undergraduate exchange students. You may take Advanced Japanese Ⅱa/b offered by the Liberal Arts Education.
シラバス
ElementaryⅠ ElementaryⅡ IntermediateⅠ IntermediateⅡ AdvancedⅠ AdvancedⅡ

Japanese Language Program for Liberal Arts Education

“Japanese Language Program for Liberal Arts Education” is for international undergraduate students. Undergraduate international students can also take this course if they have a suitable level of Japanese.
Advanced Level
Eligible Applicants
International undergraduate students, Undergraduate exchange students
Subjects Offered
Spring Semester
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅰ (2 classes/week, offered in the Spring semester only)
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱa (2 classes/week, offered in the Spring semester only)
Fall Semester
  • Advanced Japanese Ⅱb (2 classes/week, offered in the Fall semester only)
  • Japanese Studies (1 class/week, offered in the Fall semester only)

Japanese Language Program for spouses of Students, Reseachers and/or full-time employees of Nagasaki University

Only Elementary Japanese Ⅰ and Ⅱ are open to spouses of students, researchers and/or faculty members who are interested in studying Japanese.
Eligible Applicants
Foreign spouses of students, researchers and/or full-time employees of Nagasaki University
Subjects Offered
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅰ (5 classes/week)
  • Elementary Japanese Ⅱ (5 classes/week)
Syllabi
ElementaryⅠ ElementaryⅡ