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English Language Education

English Language Education

English Subjects

For Japanese-basis students, the appropriate curriculum and starting level of English language courses will be based on the results of the placement test taken at the time of enrollment. The curriculum types include the English Standard Track (24 credits) and the English Advanced Track (12 credits). Note that once curriculum types are set, no changes can be made. Students who wish to apply for transfer admissions, please refer to the transfer admissions page.

  • Until all required English courses for the language track are completed, the University will continue to automatically register for and assign students to classes. When retaking the same course a student will not necessarily be registered for the same instructor or class, and this registration may not be changed or cancelled.

Language for Specific Purposes

This group of subjects is offered to students who have completed the English courses required for graduation and wish to develop their language ability further. As each course has its own prerequisites and recommended language levels.


English Standard Track

Subject Name Placement Score(TOEFL®/ITP) Required / Elective
Elementary English A・B 310~419 Required
Pre-Intermediate English A・B 420~459
Intermediate English A・B 460~479
Upper-Intermediate English A・B 480~499
English for Business Writing - Elective
English for Business Presentation
English Project 1
English for Discussion and Debate
English for Journalism

English Advanced Track

Subject Name Placement Score(TOEFL®/ITP) Required / Elective
Advanced English 1A・1B 500~524 Required
Advanced English 2A・2B 525~550
English for Business 1 - Elective
English for Business 2
Extensive Reading in English
English Project 2
English of the Media
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