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

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

Summer 2023 Semester:

Schedule:Thursday, May 11 – Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (22 class days)

Application Deadline: 

  • Monday, May 1, 2023 (Early Bird)
  • Monday, May 8, 2023 (General)

*We will stop accepting applications once all seats are filled.
*Depending on available space, we may accept applications after the deadline.
*Applications received outside of business hours will be processed the following business day.
*Please note that the schedule and class format, whether it will be held online or on campus, are subject to change without notice (For example in response to national emergencies issued by the government).

Fees (Tax Included): 

  • 62,900 yen (Early Bird)
    *Payment has to be made by Sunday, May 7. The general price will be charged otherwise.
  • 74,000 yen (General)

* There is a separate New Student Fee of 10,500 yen for those students who have not taken any semester-long AEP course before.
* Students may need to purchase books or materials for this course.

This class is meant for: 

  • High school students preparing to study at TUJ or at foreign English Speaking 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


20 students per class

Dates and Times: 

Tuesday and Thursday 18:30-20:30
2 classes a week (Total of 22 class days, 44 hours)

An online placement test will be held on the first day

Class Format:

Hybrid [Tuesday at TUJ, Thursday online]:
Temple University, Japan Campus (Access: 7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line)

Apply here:

If you have any questions or concerns about the class and would like some advice, please feel free to contact the Academic English Program at esl@tuj.temple.edu. If you consider applying for TUJ Undergraduate Program, please contact the Admissions Counseling at ac@tuj.temple.edu.

Course Topics by Semester

There are three different course focuses offered in this program (see below). A different course focus will be offered each semester, in turn.

Semester Course Focus
Fall (September-November)


The Content focus helps students to 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 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 projects 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 the academic skills needed in their future studies 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

The Reading-based Writing (RBW) focus teaches students how to write academic essays. Academic writing requires analytical reading skills and critical thinking skills in addition to writing and language skills. Therefore, the writing assignments for this course are based on reading articles and other academic texts on various themes, rather than on personal knowledge and experience. 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 or two longer essays with a few drafts. Correct use of quotations and citations—using MLA style—will also be covered.

Summer (May-July)

Fluency & Accuracy

The Fluency & Accuracy focus teaches students 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, while using supporting examples and evidence rather than just focusing on the use of correct language. For the accuracy part, students will learn to use correct grammar forms and to choose appropriate vocabulary which will help them more accurately express their opinions. In addition to discussions, short writings are assigned; this gives the opportunity for students to receive individual feedback on their writing from the instructor and to review basic academic writing skills that students have previously learned.

Course Schedule

May 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
  • Once a week, students will be able to participate in an optional free in-person conversation session. During this session, students will talk (in English) with an undergraduate student currently studying at TUJ about anything that interests them.
  • There will be an additional scheduled event for AEP High School students to talk with former AEP students about their university studies, experiences, and overall university lifestyle.

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

Application Procedures

Please apply using the online application form. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about course details or about 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.

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

Planned Future Sessions

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 September 2023 - March, 2024
Summer 2024 May - July, 2024

Temple University, Japan Campus Academic English Program

1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)

Tel:0120-86-1026 (Toll Free) 03-5441-9863 (AEP)
Hours:Weekdays 9:00-18:30 (Japan Time)

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