An evening course for those seeking the English skills necessary for graduate-level work.

2024 Summer Semester

Period: Thursday, May 16 - Tuesday, July 23, 2024 (20 classes)

Application Deadline:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (Early Bird)
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (General)

*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.

Fees (Tax Included):

  • 58,225 yen (Early Bird)
    *Payment has to be made by Monday, May 13. The general price will be charged otherwise.
  • 68,500 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
*Library, Computer Lab and TUJ’s online service usage fees are also included
*Students may need to purchase books or materials for this course.

Designed for:
Senior-year university students and working professionals who have been accepted by TUJ (Master in Management, TESOL, and LAW) or by a graduate school overseas; or
College students and working professionals who wish to enter a graduate program at TUJ or overseas, but have not yet been accepted and have a minimum English standard test score of TOEFL iBT 80, or IELTS 6.0. If you have a TOEFL ITP score, please contact us.

*One of the following is required in order to take this course:
A copy of proof of acceptance into a graduate program; or
A copy of an English standardized test score.

Dates and TimesTuesday & Thursday 19:30-21:00 (20 classes for a total of 30 hours)

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

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 to tackle the homework assignments.


If you have any questions or concerns about the class, we would be glad to arrange an individual meeting (English or Japanese). To schedule an individual meeting, please contact the Academic English Program at

Course Description

This course is designed for those who have already been accepted into or who will soon apply to graduate courses at TUJ or in English-speaking countries. By cultivating the academic skills necessary to take up the challenge of graduate school classes, the course enables students who have not graduated from English-speaking universities to smoothly transition into graduate school.

Course Content

This course is conducted in English. Students learn the foundations of academic skills, including critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and time management, as well as academic English skills, including reading academic texts, writing academic papers, essay formats (MLA, APA, etc.), research and citation methods, how to participate in group discussions, and how to give presentations.

  • MLA = Modern Language Association
  • APA = American Psychological Association


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.

Instructor Comments

If your educational plans include advanced study in Graduate School, please consider one of our Graduate Preparation courses. Through intensive study, students will learn the academic skill set essential for success in Graduate School. In addition to individual work, these courses foster a lively spirit of teamwork with fellow classmates—just like many classes in Graduate School. I hope to meet you in class!

Grad Prep Course instructor


Course Schedule

May 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
JULY 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23

Steps to Attend the Program

Please follow the procedures below to attend the course.

Planned Future Sessions

Summer 2025

Application Procedures

Please apply using the online application form. 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.

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

Contact us

Temple University, Japan Campus Academic English Program
  • Location: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:30 (Japan Time) *Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese Holidays
  • Email:
  • Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Toll Free) 03-5441-9863 (AEP)
  • Fax: 03-3452-3084

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