News from Academic Affairs

DATE2021.04.05 #News from Academic Affairs

The University of Tokyo Special English Lesson 2021 Summer semester course will be held.

Disclaimer: machine translated by DeepL which may contain errors.

The University of Tokyo Special English Lessons (SEL) is a program designed to improve the English language skills of The University of Tokyo students and staff by bringing an outside English language school to campus. Under the supervision of the International Education Division of the Graduate School of Engineering and the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, English conversation, TOEFL(R), and staff courses are offered on campus during after-school hours at relatively low fees. The Summer semester 2021 courses will be offered online from May 7 (Fri.) to July 9 (Fri.), and on July 9 (Fri.), a presentation will be held by volunteers from the English Conversation Course.

Please visit the SEL website for a list of courses, schedules, etc:

Beginning Friday, April 9, we will hold three Zoom sessions, so please feel free to attend. You are free to enter and leave during the session. You can also chat with Todai SEL staff and English school staff or ask questions directly.

The first session will be held on Friday, April 9, 18:45-20:00, English Conversation Course + TOEFL(R) Course *Only this session will be recorded and made available later on campus only.

Second Session: April 14 (Wed.) 18:45-19:15 TOEFL(R) Course only

April 15 (Thu.) 18:45-19:30 English Conversation Course only

Online trial classes for each class will be held from Friday, April 16 (sample lesson videos for on-demand courses are available now). All are free of charge and no registration is required. Please join directly via Zoom; the application deadline for courses starting in May varies by English language school.

Online trial lessons by each English language school (no reservation required, free of charge)

English Conversation Course:

Athens Francais

4/16 (Fri) Intermediate 15:30-16:20 Super Advanced 16:30-17:20 Advanced 17:30-18:20

Nichibei Conversation Institute

4/20 (Tue) Intermediate 17:30-18:20 Upper-Intermediate 18:30-19:20 Advanced Critical Thinking 19:30-20:20

4/21 (Wed) Intermediate 17:30-18:20 Intermediate/advanced 18:30-19:20 Advanced Speaking Skills 19:30-20:20

Berlitz Japan

4/20 (Tue) Intermediate 19:10-20:00 Developmental Advanced 20:15-21:05

4/21 (Wed) Advanced level (1st session) 19:10-20:00 Advanced level (2nd session) 20:15-21:05

4/22 (Thu) Advanced Developmental 19:10-20:00 Intermediate 20:15-21:05

Berkeley House Language Center

4/22 (Thu) Intermediate 17:00-18:00 Advanced 18:15-19:15

TOEFL(R) Course:

Agos Japan】 (Course explanation in Japanese will also be provided)

4/16 (Fri) Speaking section 18:45-20:00

4/19(Mon) Speaking section 18:45-20:00

Tofuru Seminar Study Abroad Center】】4/19(Mon.) Speaking section

4/19(Mon) Speaking & Writing Advanced A Class 17:00~18:30

4/21 (Wed) Speaking & Writing Beginner-Intermediate Class 18:45-20:15

4/23 (Fri) Speaking & Writing Advanced B Class 18:45-20:15

Sample videos of on-demand courses (Beginner S/W, Intermediate S/W, Advanced S/W) are now available (please check the SEL website)

Please visit the SEL website for the complete schedule, course list, course information, trial class details, application, and other details.

For inquiries, please contact the SEL staff.


For more information about SEL, please visit our LINE account here:


Organized by: Division of International Education, Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo