AEP High School

A program designed for high school students. The first step for anyone hoping to study abroad!

This course is for high school students who wish to improve their English academic skills. Classes are held in English.

Fall Semester: Content

Period:
September 11 - November 29, 2018 (22 Classes)
Application Deadline:
Sunday, September 2, 2018
*Depending on the number of applicants, we may close applications even before the deadline. Please apply as early as possible.
*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.
Registration:
The application period has ended.
Fees:
66,000 yen (including tax)
* Includes a total of 22 classes and usage fees for the Campus Library and Computer Lab.
For:
  • High school students preparing to go on to TUJ or overseas universities
  • Returnee students from overseas and high school students who have studied abroad
  • High school students preparing to go on to universities in Japan where classes are held in English
Capacity:
20
Dates and Times:
  • Tuesday and Thursday 18:30-20:30
  • 2 classes a week (Total of 22 classes, 44 hours)
  • Placement test will be held on the first day
Location:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
Apply here:
Apply for this Course
If you have any questions or worries about the class and would like some advise, we are happy to arrange an individual meeting (English or Japanese). Please feel free to contact Admissions Counseling at ac@tuj.temple.edu.

Note: We have changed the course content, starting from Fall 2018.

Course Content

There are three classes for this course (see below). Each semester, in turn, one of these three classes is the focus of AEP High School.

Semester Class
Fall
(September-November)

Content

The Content focus helps students improve their English skills by studying academic topics such as those found in university General Education courses. The course has an overall theme, and each class deals with the topics and issues from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences related to the overall theme. Using and improving students' English skills through readings, discussions, and mini-research form the core of this course. Students can practice giving presentations and writing reports on the material studied in class. In addition, they can build academic skills needed in their future study at a university, such as note-taking, deep discussion, and quiz/exam-taking skills through class activities and assignments.

Spring
(January-March)

Reading-based Writing

This Reading-based Writing (RBW) focus teaches how to write academic essays or research papers. Academic writing requires analytical reading skills and critical thinking skills in addition to writing and language skills. Therefore, many of the writing for this course is based on reading articles and other academic texts on various themes, rather than on personal knowledge and experience, and students' writing is evaluated based on reading skills, English language skills, and finally, actual writing skills. Students should expect to complete several short writings and one longer essay with a few drafts. Correct use of quotations and citations—using MLA or APA style—will also be covered.

Summer
(May-July)

Fluency & Accuracy

The Fluency & Accuracy focus teaches how to become more fluent and accurate when using English in both speaking and writing. For the fluency part, students will learn to discuss a particular issue objectively in depth, with supporting examples and evidence and the use of correct language. For the accuracy part, students will learn to use correct grammar forms and to choose appropriate vocabulary. In addition to discussions, short writings are assigned; this is a great opportunity for students to have a chance to receive individual feedback on their writing from the instructor and to review basic academic writing skills that students previously learned.

Student Comments

Course Schedule

September 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
October 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27, 29

*Classes will not be scheduled on October 9 and November 22.

  • Once a week, students will be able to participate in an optional free conversation session from 17:30 to 18:20. During this session, students are free to converse (in English) with an undergraduate student currently studying at TUJ.
  • There are two academic advising sessions throughout the course. These are excellent ways for students to talk about their progress within AEP High School, as well as their plans for the future.
  • There will be an event for AEP High School students to talk with a former AEP student about their university studies and lifestyle once in the semester.
  • During the semester, AEP will hold free workshops for high school students.

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)

E-mail:
ac@tuj.temple.edu
Tel:
0120-86-1026 (Toll Free)
Fax:
03-5443-4823
Hours:
Weekdays 9:00-17:30 (Japan Time)