For the New Students

In SFC, you can choose from 2 type of courses, Intensive course (4 times a week) und Basic course (2 times a week). If you want to learn German intensively, we recommend you to take Intensive course. If you want to take a time to learn German, we recommend you to take Basic course. For the further Information, please check here.

If you already have learned German before, you can start from a higher levels. Please check “Qualification Test” below, or contact us (doiken[at]

About Textbooks

For Intensive and Basic courses, we will be using the textbook that the members of the German Lab at SFC made.

Please purchase the textbook at SEIKYO in SFC or via Seikyo Online Shopping Site by yourself. 

For students who are taking intensive 1, basic 1, and basic 2, please purchase “Modelle 1 neu”.  “Modelle 2″ is for intensive 2, and “Modelle 3” is for intensive 3.

Qualification Test

The following students should take the foreign language qualification test at the beginning of semester in April or September. The qualification test at all levels include a written and an oral test. Those who have taken the Goethe Institute examinations or the German Proficiency Test (Dokken) should submit their qualifications beforehand.

  • Students who have studied German before at high school etc. and want to start from a higher level
  • Students who want to skip levels

Students who pass the qualification test may start from higher level classes such as Intensive 2, Basic 2, Skill, or Contents. You do not have to be new student to take Qualifikation Test. It is possible, for example, to skip Intensive 2 after Intensive 1 or Basic 2 after Basic 1.

For further information, visit the German Lab in λ410, or contact us at doiken [at]