TUJ to launch Continuing Education Program in Osaka

July 20, 2011

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) will start offering Continuing Education courses in Osaka from October 1, 2011.

TUJ's Continuing Education Program, designed for working professionals, started in 1996 at the Tokyo Campus in Minato-ku. It now offers more than 290 courses, seminars and workshops throughout the year in wide ranging areas from language and academic skills to business management, communications, law and IT. Affiliated with the Japan campus of an American university, TUJ's Continuing Education Program is one of the very few adult education programs available in Japan that are taught entirely in English by industry professionals. The steadily growing success of the program -- its students have doubled in the past 10 years to the current 800 -- is due to its ability to meet the demands of both individuals and corporations in preparing themselves for globalization.

Classes will be offered on weekday evenings and on weekends at TUJ Osaka Center in Kita-ku, where TUJ has been operating its graduate TESOL program for many years.

Initial program offerings include 22 courses (including one online course) in language, academic skills and business management -- plus a few one- or two-day workshops. A student assessment report will be issued upon successful completion of a course, and students can also earn certificates by completing course requirements.

As an opening campaign, a 15% discount on tuition will apply to all Osaka courses, provided the application is completed and payment is made by Monday, September 26. Interested students are encouraged to take a free English placement test on Saturday, September 10. This provides a great opportunity to learn more about the program, and to find the right courses prior to registration.

Launching its continuing education program in Osaka is one more way in which TUJ continues to develop educational programs that meet Japan's social and educationalist needs, taking full advantage of its resources as the oldest and largest American university in Japan.