Language Education Section

The goal of the Language Education Section is to provide the University with English and Japanese language education.

OIST offers internal language education to OIST employees and family members only. 


English Course Sign-up Form   |   English Course Schedule   |   English Language Instructors 

OIST provides a wide variety of English Language courses to meet the needs of OIST’s diverse international student body, researchers, administrative staff, and family members. All courses include reading, writing, speaking, and listening components, and are designed to encourage teamwork and active participation. Authentic materials are included, such as videos, audio recordings, and newspaper articles, to provide students with real-world examples relevant to their roles at OIST. In addition, focused workshops are periodically offered on specific topics, such as “Write Perfect Email” and “Common English Errors for Japanese Learners.”

Contact: Margaret Howell,, 098-966-1638


Japanese Course Sign-up Form   |   Japanese Course Schedule     |   Japanese Language Instructors |   Japanese Language Program

The Japanese Language staff are conducting Japanese language courses for all OIST members - students, researchers, faculty,  administrative staff, and family members. The courses range from basic to advanced, focusing on fundamental communication skills. All courses include instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Extra-curricular activities are also held to help participants adjust to the customs and culture of their new surroundings.

Contact: SACHIKO.SEGAWA@OIST.JP, 098-966-8607