Japanese Language Support


International students at Sophia University are strongly encouraged to study the Japanese language. To aid the study of Japanese, Sophia offers a full-range of Japanese language-options.

For students in English-medium programs, the Faculty of Liberal Arts offers Japanese language courses for non-native speakers of Japanese. There are nine levels of language classes, beginning with classes for students who have no previous study of Japanese, and continuing to advanced level. Assignment to classes is based on a placement examination. Students may choose between regular classes (90 minutes a day, five days a week) and intensive classes (180 minutes a day, five days a week).

Students in Japanese-medium programs have already reached an advanced level of Japanese before entrance. Sophia provides advanced Japanese language classes to help students to further improve their skills in academic Japanese.