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 to improve their English academic skills. It aims to improve students' abilities in the four skills of English—listening, reading, writing and speaking—through theme-based classes (content-based English classes) and skill-based classes. Classes are held in the evenings so students currently enrolled in high school can attend the classes. Classes are held entirely in English.

Learning in English

By "learning in English" rather than merely "learning English," students can improve their knowledge of social situations while refining their academic skills. Students focus on a number of themes, read articles and study materials related to the themes, attend lectures and take part in discussions with instructors and classmates. Students then write essays and give presentations based on these activities. By reading related articles and teaching materials, students can acquire reading skills and learn how to undertake research.

Group work

By holding discussions and giving presentations in pairs and groups, students improve their English speaking abilities necessary for university classes. Writing essays also fosters the ability to write English compositions, which is said to be the most difficult skill for non-native English speakers.

Communication with native English speakers

Once a week, foreign students (native speakers of English) from TUJ participate in the class as teaching assistants. This provides opportunities for class participants to communicate with native speakers of their own generation.

Spring 2018

Period:
January 10 - March 30, 2018 (32 Classes)
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 3, 2017
*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline has passed. Please sumbit the application form, and we will get back to you.
Registration:
The application period has ended.
Fees:
97,900 yen (including tax)
* Includes a total of 32 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:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 18:30-20:30
  • 3 classes a week (Total of 32 classes, 64 hours)
  • Placement test will be held on the first day
Location:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
Apply here:
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Class Details

Standard Class

Days Focus Content
Monday College English and Preparation Developing the 4 language skills through studying in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (Content-based & Skill-based)
Wednesday Speaking Developing speaking skills through activities such as presentations and discussions.
Friday College English and Preparation Developing the 4 language skills through studying in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (Content-based & Skill-based)

Advanced Class

Days Focus Content
Monday College English and Preparation Developing the 4 language skills through studying in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (Content-based & Skill-based)
Wednesday Test Preparation Test preparation for SAT or TOEFL (Specific focus to be decided based on participants' votes)
Friday College English and Preparation Developing the 4 language skills through studying in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (Content-based & Skill-based)

Comment from a Teaching Assistant

I was a teacher's assistant for the high school courses in fall of 2012 and spring of 2014. In these courses students learn how to write academic English essays as well as how to make a good presentation in English. It prepares them for schoolwork at an English college. Before and after class we sometimes hung out and ate together. About half of the students in the 2012 high school English class have become Temple University, Japan Campus students. We are still good friends. Two of the students knew very little English at the beginning of the class in 2012, but studied hard and are now going to college in the United States.

I really enjoyed working as a teacher's assistant and am amazed at how much my new friends' English has improved in such a short time.

TUJ student who participated as teaching assistant

Course Schedule

January 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
February 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28
March 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 23, 26, 28, 30

*Classes will not be scheduled on February 12, March 19 and 21.

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 sumbit 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)