English for Academic Purposes

An intensive evening course for those who are looking to become proficient in university-level English.

Summer Semester: Reading-based Writing

April 9 - June 27, 2018 (20 classes)
Application Deadline:
Sunday, April 1, 2018
*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline has passed. Please submit the application form, and we will get back to you.
The application period has ended.
60,900 yen (Tax included)
*Library and Computer Lab usage fees are also included
Designed for:
  • College students and other adults who wish to enter TUJ, or a college, or graduate school overseas.


  • This course is for high school graduates or higher. If you are a high school student, consider AEP High School.
Dates and Times:
  • Monday & Wednesday 19:30-21:00
  • 2 classes a week (20 classes for a total of 30 hours)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
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Course Description

This course is designed for those who aim to study abroad in undergraduate or graduate programs to begin to acquire the necessary academic skills. By learning and practicing the academic skills required to take up the challenge of undergraduate classes, the course enables students who have little experience with academic courses taught in English to smoothly transition into undergraduate programs.

There are three classes for this course (see below). Each semester, in turn, one of these three classes is the focus of this English for Academic Purposes evening course.

Semester Class

Reading-based Writing

Places a strong emphasis on essay writing, which is a particularly time-consuming skill to acquire. After reading articles and other academic texts on various themes, students complete essays based on the information they obtain from the reading sources through a process of repeated drafting.



Similar to a General Education course, emphasizes discussion and presentation skills, which are differentiated from daily conversation skills. Students have discussions in groups and as a class after listening to and taking notes from lectures on various target topics. In addition, they do research to obtain information on assigned topics from other sources. Finally, students also learn to give presentations.


Fluency & Accuracy

Focuses on the fluency and accuracy of English in speaking and in writing. Near native-like fluency and grammatically accurate English are required in undergraduate and graduate courses. Students in this course learn and practice producing English sentences with the focus on fluency in speaking and correct grammar in writing.

Individual guidance

Individual guidance is given outside classroom hours during the course. Each student receives 1-2 sessions of individual guidance on class content, essay composition and assignments for 10-15 minutes before the start of class, at times arranged between the student and instructor.

Differences from Full-time Intensive Program

This course is similar to three different "College Prep Classes" offered in the AEP Full-time Intensive or Undergraduate Bridge Program.

In the AEP Full-time Intensive Program, the curriculum consists of 70 hours "Reading-based Writing", 60 hours "Content", and 30 hours "Fluency & Accuracy". However, in this course, only half of the curriculum is covered, over a total of 30 hours.

Note: There will be no follow-up of each class, such as recorded videos, for those who missed the classes.

Course Schedule

April 9, 11, 16, 18
May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

*Classes will not be scheduled on April 23, 25, 30, and May 2.

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

1. Submit your application

Please apply online, by phone or in person at the university by the specified deadline.

2. Receiving the program details

Details of tuition fee payment will be sent to you via e-mail, and the course guide will be sent by post. The mailing of this document serves as notification that you are now officially enrolled on the course.

3. Pay the tuition fees

Please pay the tuition fees via wire transfer to the specified bank account by the deadline.

4. What to bring on the first day

On the first day of class, please bring a copy of the confirmation slip from the wire transfer of the tuition fees, the Program Guide, and a color passport-size photo (4 cm high x 3 cm wide).

Application Procedures

Please apply using the online application form, by phone, or in person at the university. Please feel free to contact us for any questions about course details or the application process.

*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline has passed. Please submit the application form, and we will get back to you.

The application period has ended.

Note: Please be aware that courses cannot be offered in the event that there are insufficient numbers of applicants.

Temple University, Japan Campus Admissions Counseling Office

2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047, Japan (Access)

0120-86-1026 (Toll Free)
Weekdays 9:00-17:30 (Japan Time)