College Prep Course

An evening course for those who are looking to become proficient in university-level English.

Summer 2018

April 10 - June 28, 2018 (20 classes)
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
*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.
71,800 yen (Tax included)
*Library and Computer Lab usage fees are also included
Designed for:
  • College students, other adults, and senior-year high school students who have been accepted by TUJ or a university overseas; or
  • College students and other adults who have a minimum English standard test score of TOEFL iBT 60, or IELTS 5.0. If you have a TOEFL ITP score, please contact us.
Dates and Times:
  • Tuesday & Thursday 19:30-21:00 (20 classes for a total of 30 hours)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall (Access)
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Note: This course expects students to attend most, if not all, of the classes. Assignments will also be given. Please consider carefully before applying whether you have sufficient time to both attend classes and complete the homework assignments.

Course Description

This course is designed for those who have already been accepted into undergraduate programs in English-speaking countries, and those who aim to study abroad to acquire the necessary academic skills. By learning and practicing the academic skills necessary to take up the challenge of undergraduate classes, the course enables students who have little experience with academic courses taught in English to smoothly transition into undergraduate programs.

Course Content

Strong emphasis on essay writing

In classes held in English, students learn the academic English skills (writing, speaking, reading and listening) necessary to participate in university classes. The course places a strong emphasis on essay writing, which is a particularly time-consuming skill to learn. After reading articles and texts based on various themes, students complete essays through a process of repeated drafting. Content, which must be read before the next class, is given as homework.

Improving speaking skills

Students improve their speaking skills by having discussions and presentations in small groups.

Individual guidance

Individual guidance is given outside classroom hours during the course. Each student receives 1-2 sessions of individual guidance on class content, essay composition and assignments for 10-15 minutes before the start of class, at times arranged between the student and instructor.

Course Schedule

April 10, 12, 17, 19
May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

*Classes will not be scheduled on April 24, 26, May 1 and 3.

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. Request sending us your acceptance certification or English standard test score

After you submit your application, we will e-mail you requesting that you send us your acceptance certification or English standard test score. Please send us the required documents following the instructions, either by post or e-mail.

3. Receiving the program details

After your certification or English standard test score have been received, details of the 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.

4. Pay the tuition fees

Please pay the tuition fees via wire transfer to the specified bank account by the deadline.

5. 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)

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