International Students

Japanese Language Studies

Japanese Language Program

The Japanese Language Program is held for 15 weeks. It is open to all the International Students at Shizuoka University. The program aims to help students develop skills in every day communication, making a presentation and report writing. In order to accomplish this, the Organization for International Collaboration provides five different levels of classes:Japanese 1 for Beginners, Japanese 2 for elementary learners, Japanese 3 for lower-intermediate learners, Japanese 4 for upper-intermediate and Japanese 5 for advanced learners. Placement tests will be given in order to judge the level of the students and so determine their class allocation. Although academic credits are offered as General Education classes to Exchange Students, Japanese Studies Students and Full-time Students (Undergraduate and Graduate), they are not counted for graduation.→ Syllabus

1.Requirements for Attending the Classes

International students at Shizuoka University (graduate students, special auditors, research students, etc.) who are willing to learn Japanese and have the permission of their supervisor.

  • For privately financed Credited Auditors and Auditors, ¥ 14,800 as a tuition feer per credit is required.
  • If there is a vacancy and Director of SUOIC recognize the applicants as having ability through placement test, researchers and spouses of researchers / international students can take this program. However, grade evaluation and credit recognition are not possible. Tuition is 9500 yen per subject.

2.Certificate for attendance

A “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded to the Japanese Government Scholarship Students and a “Certificate of Achievement” to other students if they attend more than 80 % of the classes and take all the necessary

TIME TABLE(Shizuoka Campus), Fall Semester 2022

MON TUE WED THU FRI
Period 1-2
08:40-10:10
JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 3C-F
Period 3-4
10:20-11:50
JAPANESE 2A-F JAPANESE 3B-F JAPANESE 2A-F JAPANESE 4C-F JAPANESE 2A-F
JAPANESE 4B-F
Period 5-6
12:45-14:15
JAPANESE 4D-F JAPANESE 4A-F
JAPANESE 5A-F
Period 7-8
14:25-15:55

JAPANESE 5B-F JAPANESE 3A-F

Period 9-10
16:05-17:35





Japanese 1:Beginninng, Japanese2:Elementary, Japanese 3:Lower-Intermediate, Japanese 4:Upper Intermediate Japanese 5:Advanced

TIME TABLE(Hamamatsu Campus), Fall Semester 2022

MON TUE WED THU FRI
Period 1-2
8:40-10:10
JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 1A-F
JAPANESE 1A-F JAPANESE 1A-F
Period 3-4
10:20-11:50
JAPANESE 2A-F JAPANESE 2A supplementary
JAPANESE 2A-F JAPANESE 2A-F
JAPANESE 3B-F JAPANESE 3C-F
JAPANESE 3A-F
Period 5-6
12:45-14:15
JAPANESE 4B-F JAPANESE 4A-F
JAPANESE 4C-F
Period 7-8
14:25-15:55





Period 9-10
16:05-17:35





Japanese 1:Beginninng, Japanese2:Elementary, Japanese 3:Lower-Intermediate, Japanese 4:Upper Intermediate

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