Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course (2 to 3 weeks)
JLPT Last-Minute Preparation Lesson (3 months)

This course is offered for two to three weeks in summer and winter to deepen participants' understanding of Japanese language, culture and society.
In addition to learning Japanese, participants can feel more familiar with Japan through field trips, experiencing Japanese culture, and interacting with Kansai University students.
*IJLC is different than the preparatory course(Bekka).
Only online course will be offered for Summer, 2022.

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course (2 to 3 weeks)

Class Levels: 3 levels

Beginner Class
This is an introductory class for students with a very basic knowledge of Japanese who can read Hiragana, 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, writing and typing of Hiragana, 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
Maximum 15 students per class
(Class will be cancelled if there are fewer than minimum number of participants.)

★Class may vary depending on the course.
Please refer to the course guide for more details.

Comments from Participating Students

  • (U.S.A)
  • (Italy)
  • (Korea)
  • (Kenya)
  • (Taiwan)
  • (China)
Summer :
Monday, July 11, 2022 - Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (23 days, Online course)
Winter 1 :
Scheduled for 3 weeks from mid-January, 2023
Winter 2 :
Scheduled for 2 weeks from mid-February, 2023
Online Course: JPY 109,000 (Summer, 2022)
Face-to-face Course: Approximately JPY 140,000 to JPY 260,000 (including accommodation fees)
    ※The fees vary depending on the period of time and the type of accommodation.
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Eligible Participants
Students who have foreign nationality and are enrolled in a college or university, or those who have graduated from college or university within one year of starting the course.
Application Period
Monday, December 20, 2021 - Friday, May 6, 2022
Application Procedure
Please read the course guide carefully. Online registration form can be accessed from the QR code or the link as follows. Please send the necessary application documents by email to Center for International Education, Kansai University ( ) by the due date.
Course guide
Application Documents
(1) Online Registration Form Summer 2022    
(2) Face Photograph (Color photo taken within 3 months)
(3) Certification Document issued by the university or other institution where the applicant is enrolled or graduated.
(Scanned copy of student’s ID, Certificate of Enrollment or Certificate of Graduation, etc.)

 ※To those who need a visa for a face-to-face course in Japan : scanned copy of passport (the page which your photo and passport number are included)

JLPT Last-Minute Preparation Lesson (3 months)

In addition to the Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course Summer and Winter, which have been offered for two to three weeks, IJLC offers the "JLPT Last-Minute Preparation Lesson" online for Japanese language learners who aim to pass the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2.
The enrolled students and graduates of high school or university, as well as working professionals with limited time are also welcome to attend.

Class Levels

・N1 Preparation Class (For those with a level equivalent to JLPT N2)
・N2 Preparation Class (For those with a level equivalent to JLPT N3)

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Tuesday, November 29, 2022  Every Tuesday and Thursday
※Orientation only on Thursday, September 1. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 6.
※Classes are cancelled on Thursday, November 3, as it is a national holiday in Japan.
Eligible Participants
Those who have enrolled in or completed an educational curriculum equivalent to Japanese high school
Qualification for Application
JLPT N3 level or higher
Application Period
Monday, April 25, 2022 - Friday, July 22, 2022
Application Procedure
Application by submitting the data of application documents after registering in the Online Registration Form
Course Guide
Course Guide can be downloaded here.
Application Documents
a. Online Registration Form    
b. Documents issued by a public institution that confirm the applicant's name, nationality and date of birth
(e.g., a copy of passport)

c. Copies of documents that can prove the applicant's enrollment or final academic education
(Certificate of Enrollment, Certificate of Graduation or diploma, etc.)

d. Face Photograph (Color photo taken within 3 months)
E-mail address to submit b, c and d of the application documents:
Zoom Connection Test
We will test the Zoom connection and confirm the identity of each participant on Tuesday, August 2 or
Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m.
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