18 July <Tue> – 2 August <Wed>, 2017

Eligible Participants

Undergraduate or Graduate students

Number of Participants

40 students
(10 students/class. A class will be cancelled if there are fewer than the minimum required number of participant. We may accept more than 40 students.)

Program Contents

  • Japanese Language Class (45 min.× 42 classes)
  • Field Study/Activity (4.5 hours and 3 hours. 7.5 hours in total.)
The certificate of completion is issued to the participants who have successfully completed the program.

Program Levels

- Introductory Class: For students who have studied Hiragana, Katakana and basic expressions (approximately 50 hours of study). *Please study Hiragana, Katakana and Basic Greetings by Meiji University e-learning system
( joining the program.The Class will be conducted that you have a prior knowledge of Hiragana.

- Beginner Class: For students with very basic knowledge of Japanese, who can read Hiragana and Katakana and understand and use the basic Japanese. JLPT N5 preparatory level.

- Pre-intermediate Class: For students who can understand and use beginner’s level Japanese. JLPT N4 preparatory level.

- Intermediate Class: For students understanding Japanese which is used in everyday situation for a certain degree. JLPT N3 preparatory level.

JLPT: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
*The class will be decided finally at the placement test conducted after the arrival in Japan.
*Japanese language class will be decided according to the result of Online Japanese Level Check Test at the middle of April, and the result of placement test held at Meiji University after your arrival.

Student Supporter

Undergraduate and graduate students of Meiji University will support throughout the program. They will join the Japanese class and accompany the participants to the field study and activity.
Offering an opportunity to communicate with students on the same generation is a big feature of this program and attracts favorable comment from participants from the past year program.

Picture Books Project

Meiji University Japanese Language Program is conducting “Picture Book Project” for supporting affected areas by the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan on March 11. Participants bring picture books from their countries voluntary and send them with letter to the kindergarten located in the affected areas. If you will be able to cooperate, please bring the picture book (no second hand book) from your country and help the post-quake reconstruction.