English Skill-up Course (Spring Semester) class scene

The “English Skill-up Course for High School Students (Spring Semester)” will be renewed in the upcoming Spring of 2022. University students will now be able to participate in the program as well. The Spring course is open to current high school and university students as well as those who will be advancing to high school or university from April 2022. University seniors who are scheduled to graduate in March are also welcome.

The new "English Skill-up Course (Spring Semester)" aims to improve reading, vocabulary, listening and discussion skills and is taught differently from usual English classes in Japan. The class will be taught by TUJ Academic English Program (AEP) instructors and will be conducted entirely in English. All high school and university students are encouraged to participate, especially those who are thinking of studying abroad in the future, those who want to experience an American university-style class, and those who want to study English intensively during spring break.

Contents and Features

  • Students will increase their vocabulary through reading activities, improve their listening skills through analyzing videos, and improve their speaking skills through discussions.
  • Students will be able to experience a "participatory class" with group work and other activities centered around the student, which is a characteristic of American university classes.
  • TUJ Undergraduate students from around the world will participate as teaching assistants (TAs), allowing students to have more opportunities for English communication in class.

Period: Saturday, March 26 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Place: Temple University, Japan Campus (ACCESS, 7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line)

This class is meant for: High school and university students (from new first year in high school to university seniors scheduled to graduate in March 2022)

Capacity: 40 students

Minimum number of participants: 9
*If there are less than 9 applicants, this program will not be held.

Fees: 20,000 yen (Tax Included)
*Class materials are included.
*If you apply through one of our partner high schools/universities, you will receive an additional discount.

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 13​​, 2022
*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).

Apply here:
for students who will be high school students from April 2022
 Application Form

for students who will be university students from April 2022 or graduating in March 2022.
 Application Form

Notes:
Please bring your own lunch.

Things to bring: Writing utensils and paper. (dictionaries, tablets, and notebook computers are not necessary but can be helpful)

Attire: Anything appropriate for a school setting

Please note that no refunds will be made after payment is made.

Schedule

Students will learn English skills based on the following three subjects: Challenges and Opportunities in Science, Technology, and Medicine and Health.

Skill 1: News Reading & Vocabulary

Read news articles to learn new vocabulary. Students will deepen their understanding of the articles through discussion.

Skill 2: Video Viewing & Listening

Students will watch and analyze YouTube videos to learn about a subject.

Skill 3: Group work and discussion

Students will deepen their understanding of what they have learned during the day through group work and discussion.

Saturday, March 26

  Opening Ceremony
10:00-11:30

Introductions
Placement Tests

  Introduction
11:30-12:30 Class assignments, Self-introduction, Ice-breaking activities
12:30-13:10 Lunch Break (Please prepare your own lunch.)
  Subject 1 Challenges and Opportunities in Science
13:10-15:40
(There will be breaks in between)

Skill 1: News Reading & Vocabulary
Skill 2: Video Viewing & Listening
Skill 3: Group Work & Discussion

15:40-16:00 TA Session

Sunday, March 27

  Subject 2 Challenges and Opportunities in Technology
10:00-12:30
(There will be breaks in between)
Skill 1 - 3
12:30-13:10 Lunch Break (Please prepare your own lunch.)
  Subject 3 Challenges and Opportunities in Medicine and Health
13:10-15:40
(There will be breaks in between)
Skill 1 - 3
15:40-16:00 Closing Ceremony

*Note: Information is subject to change without notice.

 

Temple University, Japan Campus Academic English Program

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

Emailesl@tuj.temple.edu
Tel:0120-86-1026 (Toll Free) 03-5441-9863 (AEP)
Fax:03-3452-3084
Hours:Weekdays 9:00-18:30 (Japan Time)