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LEAP programs

LEAP Into Your Future!

What are your career goals? 
Success in a globalized world requires special skills: high English proficiency, intercultural understanding, and cross-border networking ability. Acquiring these skills is experiential: They can only be learned from studying abroad. LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) is the Toyo University gateway program for overseas study abroad programs. In the LEAP Program you will improve your proficiency test scores and learn the academic skills needed for success in overseas universities. LEAP is the first step toward the amazing career opportunities that await you!

LEAP course contents

  • TOEFL preparation, test-taking strategies, and academic vocabulary
  • High level academic English skills: taking notes, writing essays, and participating in discussions
  • Deep explorations of Japanese issues that are relevant to the rest of the world
  • Insights into Japanese culture and society in English

Why take LEAP?

  • Challenging and interesting classes
  • Meet students from all different faculties
  • Easy to fit LEAP classes into your schedule

 LEAP consists of two semester-long courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP I and EAP II) and three Pre-Study Abroad courses (CSS, BAW, AEW).

English for Academic Purposes I (EAP I)

For: Students with TOEFL ITP scores of approximately 400 – 469
Content: TOEFL preparation and academic English skills
Available courses: Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking
Purpose: Raise TOEFL scores and improve academic English skills
Click here for more information on EAP I.

English for Academic Purposes II (EAP II)

For: Students with TOEFL ITP scores of approximately 470 – 499
Content: TOEFL preparation and higher-level academic English skills
Available courses: Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking
Purpose: Attain 500+ on TOEFL, apply for study abroad, and improve academic English skills
Click here for more information on EAP II.

Pre-Study Abroad (PSA)

For: Students accepted for study abroad, and students with TOEFL scores of 500+ and a strong interest in study abroad
Content: High-level academic writing and college study skills.
Available courses: Basic Academic Writing (BAW), Academic Essay Writing (AEW), College Study Skills (CSS)
Purpose: Prepare for the academic challenges of study abroad
Click here for more information on PSA.

How LEAP fits into your study abroad plan

 

Year 1 spring

Year 1 fall

Year 2 spring

Year 2 fall

Year 3 spring

Year 3 fall

Year 4 spring

Year 4 fall

Option 1

EAP I

EAP II

PSA(AEW+ CSS)

Study abroad

Study abroad

Job hunting

Job hunting

Job hunting Graduate

Option 2

EAP II

PSA(BAW + CSS)

PSA (AEW)

Study abroad

Study abroad

Job hunting

Job hunting

Job hunting Graduate

Option 3

 

EAP I

EAP II

PSA (BAW + CSS)

PSA (AEW)

Study abroad

Study abroad

Job hunting Graduate

How to apply/申込方法

You can take LEAP in spring or fall semester during any year of your study at Toyo.
Register to take the LEAP entrance test. (Please see ToyoNet-G “information”).
To take Spring LEAP:Take the entrance test (TOEFL ITP) at the beginning of April and get the score right after the test.
To take Fall LEAP:Take the entrance test (TOEFL ITP) at the beginning of July and get the score about 10 days later.
※Depending on your score, you may take EAP I, EAP II or PSA.
※You are eligible to take PSA if you already have TOEFL 500 or higher..

If you have any questions about LEAP, please email us!
Email: mlleapoffice@toyo.jp