Japanese Language Class
Division of Global Education IIIEE
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
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JLCSE, the Japanese Language Class of the School of Engineering helps your research and everyday life in Japan. In each semester about 800 students from about 50 countries enroll in the Japanese language courses last fiscal year.
1. To provide Japanese language education to support academic life and life in Japan of international students and researchers.
2. To provide Japanese cultural education to international students and researchers.
3. To promote and develop friendship and understanding amongst multi-lingual and multi-cultural group of people.
4. To broaden Japanese students’ knowledge and understanding of other cultures as a part of internationalization.
5. To conduct research on Japanese language education especially for science and engineering area, and to develop new learning materials.
Research student, Master, Doctor, Researcher, Exchange student, Spouse in the School of Engineering, USTEP Students
The Japanese Language Class, School of Engineering (JLCSE) started as the “Japanese Language Course” in November 1981 to offer Japanese language education at the Faculty of Engineering when the “New Research Program including Japanese Language and Japanese Industry Situation” was launched in October 1981 (later renamed the “Advanced Technological Research Program”) and ended in 2009. From the following year through 2001, four Japanese language courses were offered at departments within the School of Engineering. In 1990, the JLCSE started accepting international students at the School of Engineering besides those who were in special programs. In 2004, international students from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology joined. In 2014, exchange students throughout the university joined. Japanese language courses became accredited in 2015, which shows the increasing importance of guaranteeing the quality of Japanese language education. In recent years, 700 international students have taken the course each year.
The JLCSE became part of the Center for International Affairs of the Institute of Innovation in the International Engineering Education, School of Engineering in 2011. Ever since, the JLCSE has provided Japanese language education and education about Japanese cultural matters as part of an effort to ensure that international students have smooth academic and everyday lives and can focus on their research work.
|Founded as the “Japanese Language Course” in the Faculty/School of Engineering for seven government-sponsored university students who were admitted in the “New Research Program including Japanese Language and Japanese Industry Situation.”|
|1982||The Japanese Language Class, Department of Civil Engineering opened.|
|1983||The International Exchange Office, Faculty/School of Engineering was established.|
|1985||The Center for International Students Education, The University of Tokyo (currently the Center for Japanese Language Education) was established.|
|1987||The Japanese Language Class, Department of Urban Engineering opened.|
|1990||International Students at the School of Engineering besides those who were in the “New Research Program including Japanese Language and Japanese Industry Situation” joined.|
|1989||The Japanese Language Class, Department of Nuclear Engineering (currently Department of Systems Innovation) opened.|
|1997||The “Japanese Language Course, Faculty of Engineering” was renamed as the “Japanese Language Class, School of Engineering.”|
|2001||The Japanese Language Class, MEM(Mechanical Electrical Material Engineering, later renamed IME, International Multidisciplinary Engineering Graduate Program) opened.|
|2004||International students from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology joined.
The Japanese Language Class, Komaba Research Campus was opened.
|2009||Spouses of international students and researchers joined.|
|2011||Renamed the “Japanese Language Class, Center for International Affairs of the Institute of Innovation in International Engineering Education.”|
|2014||Exchange students throughout the university joined.|
|2015||The Japanese language course became an accredited course.|