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.

2021 Spring Semester: Reading-based Writing

Thursday, January 7 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (22 Classes)
Application Deadline:
Sunday, December 27, 2020
*We will stop accepting applications once all seats are filled.
*Depending on space availability, we may accept applications even after the deadline.
*Applications received outside business hours will be processed the next business day.
*Please note that the schedule and the style of this course, whether held online or on campus, are subject to change without notice.
The application period has ended.
67,100 yen (Tax Included)
* Includes a total of 22 classes and usage fees for the Campus Library and Computer Lab.
  • 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
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
  • There will be a reception party on the last day of class
Temple University, Japan Campus (Access7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line)
Online Course (Zoom)
*Starting from Spring 2021, the online version of this course (22 times in total, all online) will be offered separately. This is specifically recommended for those who live outside of Tokyo.
*Please select "Online" on the application form when you register for this course.
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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 If you consider applying for TUJ Under Graduate program, please contact the Admissions Counseling at

Course Reading-based Writing

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


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.


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, 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, 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.


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.

Course Schedule

January 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
February 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 25
March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

*There will be no class on February 11 and 23.

  • Once a week, students will be able to participate in an optional free online conversation session. During this session, students are free to have conversations (in English) with an undergraduate student currently studying at TUJ.
  • There will be an event for AEP High School students to talk with former AEP students 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 through the online form by the specified deadline.

2. Receiving the program details

Details of tuition fee payment and the course guide will be sent to you via e-mail. The email 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. Documents to submit by the first day of class

Please find these following documents in the link.

1) Standard of Conduct for AEP High School Students

2) Standard Acknowledgment (High School)

*Please sign and email #2 document to by the first class day.

By the first day of class, please scan or take a photo of the following documents and send these attachments to

  • confirmation slip from the wire transfer of the tuition fees
  • signed document(s) Please find the document from the link above.
  • a picture of the participant

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

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

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