College Prep Course
An evening course for those who are looking to become proficient in university-level English.
2019 Fall Semester: Content
- Monday, September 9 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (20 classes)
- Application Deadline:
- Sunday, September 1, 2019
*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.
- The application period has ended.
- 71,800 yen (Tax included)
*Library and Computer Lab usage fees are also included
- Designed for:
- College students, adults, and senior-year high school students who have been accepted by TUJ or a university overseas;
- Adults and college students who have been accepted to short study-abroad programs at 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.
- Proof of acceptance into a university’s undergraduate or study abroad program; or
- A copy of an English standardized test result.
- Dates and Times:
- Monday & Wednesday 19:30-21:00 (20 classes for a total of 30 hours)
- Temple University, Japan Campus (Access: 7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line)
*TUJ is moving to a new location in August 2019
- Apply for this Course
If you have any questions or worries about the class and would like some advice, we are happy to arrange an individual meeting (English or Japanese). Please feel free to contact Admissions Counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Note: We have changed the course content, starting from Fall 2018.
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.
There are three classes for this course (see below). Each semester, in turn, one of these three classes is the focus of this College Prep Course.
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 or graduate school, such as note-taking, deep discussion, and quiz/exam-taking skills through class activities and assignments.
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, many of the writing for this course is 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.
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.
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).
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.