Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course

IJLC offers sessions for 2 or 3 weeks in summer and winter. In this IJLC, we provide instruction in Japanese as a second language as well as Japanese culture experiences and field trips (e.g. to Kyoto). Participants will learn Japanese language, and understand Japanese culture and society from various perspectives. Another feature of the IJLC is that the participants will have opportunities to interact with KU Japanese students through a variety of activities.
*IJLC is different than the preparatory course(Bekka).

Class Levels: 3 levels

Beginner Class
This is an introductory class for students with a very basic knowledge of Japanese who can read Hiragana and Katakana and understand basic Japanese such as greetings. This class is equivalent to *JLPT N5 level or lower.
*JLPT: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
*Before starting IJLC, reading and writing of Hiragana and Katakana and basic Japanese such as greetings need to be acquired.

Beginner-Intermediate (Lower) Class
This class is for students who can understand and use basic Japanese. This class is equivalent to JLPT N4 - N3 level.

Intermediate (Upper)-Advanced Class
This class is for students who have studied and acquired beginner level of Japanese and have started studying intermediate Japanese. The students should be able to communicate with others using basic Japanese. This class is equivalent to JLPT N2 and higher.

★Number of Participants per Class
Approximately 10-20 students per class
(Class will be cancelled if there are fewer than 10 participants.)

Comments from Participating Students

  • (U.S.A)
  • (Italy)
  • (Korea)
  • (Kenya)
  • (Taiwan)
  • (China)
Winter 1 :
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 22days
Winter 2 :
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Monday, February 25, 2019 12 days
Summer1 :
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Thursday, June 27,2019 22days
Summer2 :
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 23days
*For both sessions( Winter and Summer), the application can be made for either 1 or 2.
Winter 2 :
Around JPY140,000 – JPY180,000
Winter 1, Summer 1, Summer 2 :
Around JPY200,000 – JPY290,000
*Accommodation fee is included.
*The fees vary with the type of accommodation. Please refer to the course guide for more details.
Kansai University Minami-senri International Plaza 
Eligible Participants
Undergraduate or graduate level students
Application Period
Winter 1:
Monday, July 2, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Winter 2:
Monday, July 2, 2018 – Friday, November 30, 2018
Summer 1:
Monday, December 3, 2018 – Friday, March 15, 2019
※ Deadline extended until Friday, March 29, 2019
Summer 2:
Monday, December 3, 2018 – Friday, April 12, 2019
Application Procedure
Please read the course guide carefully, and e-mail the application documents to by the due date.
Course guide
Application Documents
(1) Application form (Excel)
(2) Scanned datum of student’s ID or Certificate of Enrollment from university (Certification Document issued by the university or other educational institution where the applicant is enrolled or affiliated.)
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