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(1) Structure of Japanese language courses

CIE offers an array of Japanese language courses in order to cater for all types of international students. The courses range from basic to advanced. While basic courses allow the student to acquire fundamental language skills, intermediate and advanced courses allow the student to reach the proficiency level that is necessary to attend regular university classes or conduct research in Japanese. The courses are divided into 8 proficiency levels and are designed for different categories of students. Each level comprises several courses catering for different language skills. All the courses have three- digit codes. The first digit indicates the course level, the second digit indicates the campus, and the third digit rerfers to the course number. The course number is irrelevant to the course content. For example, 803 means it is a Level 8xx (advanced) course offered at the Nishi-Chiba campus which is numbered as the 3rd course at this level.

Table1 Japanese language courses at all campuses

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Aims Level and
course code
Elegible students Campus
Nishi -Chiba
Matsudo (1) Inohana (2)
Advanced language skills required to study or research in Japanese Advanced 8xx regular undergraduate, exchange undergraduate & J-PAC students
Intermediate 6xx All students
5xx J-PAC students, intensive program students, Japan-Korea Program students, graduate and research students, specialized students, exchange research students, exchange students, researchers
Basic language skills Pre- intermediate 3xx
Basic 1xx

(2) Japanese Language Workshops

Situation based Japanese language workshops will be offered in this academic year. Each workshop will comprise sessions (classes), and will focus on specific topics such as writing e-mail or using keigo. The dates of each workshop including information how to apply will be announced one month before it starts on this website.


Intensive Japanese Language Course



Chiba University
Center for
International Education

1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku,
Chiba-shi, Chiba, 263-8522 Japan
Tel. +81-43-290-2197
Fax. +81-43-290-2198