Jissen’s Japanese as a Second Language Program offers foreign students of all proficiency levels (CEFR A1-C2) practical lessons in the four skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. There are two types of Japanese language programs.
IJLP admits international students at the beginner to intermediate Japanese language levels (N5~N3). In addition to their regular Japanese language courses, IJLP students will also take our Japanese Language Support course, which features one-on-one lessons provided by instructors from Jissen’s Japanese teacher training program. Previous Japanese language study is not required for students enrolled in IJLP. Because class sizes are small, each student can expect lessons tailored to her needs. IJLP students may also enroll in our Global Studies courses, which are content subjects instructed in English.
This program is designed for international students at the high-intermediate to advanced Japanese language proficiency levels (Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 and N2). International students at the upper-proficiency levels (passed JLPT N1) may enroll in regular mainstream courses conducted in Japanese, in addition to Japanese as a Second Language courses. They will receive credit upon successful completion of both types of courses. N2 level students may audit mainstream courses with prior approval on a case by case basis.
International students in both programs may study one or two semesters at Jissen:
●1st semester: early April to end of July
●2nd semester: late September to end of January