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Second Foreign Language Courses

A second foreign language is fun! That's all there is to say. You are sure to encounter new worlds by learning a second foreign language. Embrace being a novice language learner again and hold on to your curiosity. Through a web of new words that are different from English and Japanese, learn to recognize diverse views and segmentations. Develop a multifaceted thinking ability and get to know the world from new perspectives.

Second Foreign Language Courses

Featured Courses

  • Russian : Basic Course

    RussianUndergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    Students master writing and reading Cyrillic text, and in one year, learn basic grammar. Although Russian grammar can be difficult to grasp at first, it can be picked up gradually through repeated practice and review. In the class, Russia is introduced through videos and DVDs. Let's enjoy a Russian atmosphere through lively conversations.

    Assistant Professor Aya Kawamura

    Undergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    Message from the teaching staff

    To understand Russian, a mindset that is different from that which is adopted to communicate in English or Japanese is required. However, the Russian language is very logical and systematic. And just like its language is different, Russia is a country whose culture and people's way of thinking differ from those of Europe and the United States. Let's get to know a world that exists beyond globalization through the study of Russian.

  • French : Basic Course

    FrenchUndergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    From greetings and pronunciation to mastering the basic structure of the French language, students develop the four basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in this well-balanced course that uses specially designed textbooks and study materials. Although grammar is not neglected, greater emphasis is placed on learning communication skills through activities such as games.

    Associate Professor Koichiro Mitsubori

    Undergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    Message from the teaching staff

    The teaching staff who teach French are also researchers in the fields of arts and literature. Furthermore, they are translators who bridge Japanese culture with those of the French-speaking world. You will gain a fresh outlook of the world by just turning up to class, and without doubt, your world will become wider by learning French. We especially recommend French to those who are not good at English.

  • Chinese : Basic Course

    ChineseUndergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    This is an introductory course in Chinese, the language that is spoken by more people than any other language in the world today. In the first half of the course, classes focus on practicing pronunciation and learning "pinyin," a system used to teach Chinese tones and phonetic transcription. Students will build on this basic knowledge in the second half of the course, and furthermore, they will work on their oral expression, reading, and listening abilities to develop a solid foundation of the Chinese language.

    Professor Anwei Liu

    Undergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    Message from the teaching staff

    This course has been designed in a way that allows students to get to know the various aspects of Chinese society, the cultural background of the language, and become more familiar with Chinese culture.

  • German : Basic Course

    GermanUndergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    German comes from the same language family as English. Although its grammar is somewhat complex, it is a highly regular language, making it perfect for Tokyo Tech students, who are known to be methodical, to learn. While studying basic grammar, from the present tense to relative pronouns, in one year, we will also look at German history and how the country is today, as well as how the Germanic people, who are called the people of the forest, view the world.

    Professor Shinji Ichikawa

    Undergraduate Degree Program (200-Level)

    Message from the teaching staff

    In the late 19th century when Japan started to open its doors to the world, people were still risking their lives trying to introduce foreign knowledge and skills by translating books and publications from abroad. But thanks to them, we are what we are today. Be it knowledge or food or learning the German language, people change when they absorb something new. You will see the world differently. Yet this newfound sense of freedom may give you a sense of discomfort.

    Don't let this discourage you... but be wise! Learn new languages and explore the world.

The complete listing of Second Foreign Language Courses is available at TOKYO TECH OCW 200-300-levelwindow, 400-levelwindow.

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