Learn Japanese at the TUM Language Center

日本語コースへようこそ!

Japanese is spoken by about 127 million people. A distinctive feature of Japanese is its complex writing system. It consists of two writing systems: Kanji (漢字) comes from the Chinese writing system. Hiragana (平仮名 or ひらがな) and Katakana (片仮名 or カタカナ) are syllabaries, or phonetic writing systems. In the Japanese courses at the TUM Language Center, you can study up to level B1, where you will learn Hiragana and Katakana and approximately 300 Kanji.

Courses during the semester

We offer Japanese courses from level A1.1 to B1 following the CEFR.

Program overview in TUMonline

(Course registration not possible in the overview.)

Courses during the semester break

  • The program of the intensive courses in the lecture-free period is now available in TUMonline.
  • Registration starts on July 15, 2021.
  • Examinations are taken in the form of course-related academic work.

Course Registration

Language Certificates and Language Tests

You can take a test to receive a language certificate to include in various applications (DAAD, TUMexchange). Please contact m.miyayama@tum.de for further information.

Tandem Learning

TUMtandem brings TUM students together for structured intercultural conversation.

Read more about TUMtandem here.
Feel free to contact us via tandem@tum.de if you should have any questions.

Cooperation with the University of Tokyo

TUM maintains a strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo. As part of this cooperation, the project "Hands-on" was launched in the summer of 2019, in which eight BA students from Tokyo sat in on Japanese courses at the TUM Language Center and designed various activities together with TUM students. After the end of the pandemic, this project will be continued!

More info about the Hands-on Program at the University of Tokyo

With the introduction of the TUM-UT-Tandem-Program, the cooperation between the two universities was further expanded and intensified: since the winter semester 2020/21, TUM students and UT students can form online tandems with each other! In the summer semester of 2021, the first online teaching event took place, in which students from both universities participated and discussed various topics. In the winter semester 2021/22, further communication courses are planned in which the online tandem concept will be integrated into the course.

Marie Miyayama

Coordinator of Japanese Program
miyayama-sinz@zv.tum.de


Office Hours
On Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 212, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29341


 

Photo Credits: Photos 1-3 are released under Creative Commons CC0 and freely available in the public domain at www.pixabay.com. Foto 4 Miyayama-Sinz: Eckert, Astrid und Heddergott, Andreas / TUM