Important Notes on English Courses

Below are all the important points students should be careful of when taking English courses and some important points about the class system. The most important points are written below but please attend the English Section guidance session at the beginning of each semester. Please also check the English Section website for details about the class registration system, notices, and Project English syllabuses. Please check the main Keio student website for times and dates of the guidance sessions at SFC, registration for the TOEFL test, and English preferred course registration.

If you have any further questions during the semester please come directly to λ307 during office hours (9:00-16:30). For all other inquires, please contact the English Section.

English Registration Period

For new students enrolling in April who would like to take English Intensive or Project English, classes will start from your first semester. Students will be separated into two classes, either English Intensive (for students with TOEFL scores of 449 or below) or Project English classes at the beginning of the year. While enjoying your new university life, experience this new method of English learning at SFC. We hope that you will re-consider English as something that you can make real use of in your life.

Submitting Your TOEFL Score

New students will take the TOEFL-ITP test at SFC on the same day as the language guidance session. The score will be reflected in registration for English courses from spring semester. A TOEFL score is also required for students in their 2nd year or above. To those who do not yet have a TOEFL-ITP or other TOEFL score, please take the TOEFL test on your own and be prepared for course registration starting in fall semester.


  1. TOEFL scores from external administrations of the TOEFL CBT or iBT tests are also equivalent to the TOEFL-ITP test at SFC (given in November). Please be sure to check the deadline for submitting the TOEFL score and make sure to take the test well ahead of time. (It will take about 3 or 4 weeks to receive your score.)
  2. You cannot use a TOEIC score instead of a TOEFL score.

Limits on the number of Project English courses you can take in Spring Semester

Without exception, a student may only take 2 Project English classes (4 credits) each semester.

Registering for the English Intensive Course

  • The Intensive course is provided on either Monday/Wednesdays or Wednesday/Fridays (2 Periods each day)
  • First-year students will be given priority in terms of assignment, followed by 2nd-year and later students interested in taking the course, provided there are seats remaining. Please be sure to check the status of your registration after the selection period.
  • Eligible applicants must have a TOEFL score of 449 or less in order to register. Students who have already earned credits for the Intensive Course cannot retake the course.

Project English and English Intensive Registration

From Spring 2023, all registration for English Intensive and Project English courses will be conducted using the Student Screening System (SOL-A). For more details, please check with the Academic Affairs Office.

The Most Important General Points to Remember

  • If you will be absent for the first class for a specific reason such as job hunting, please be sure to send an email up to the day before to the teacher in charge as well as to English Section with a detailed message about the reason for applying and for missing the class. Please be sure to send an email with the heading: “[Important] Absence for the first class / <Instructor’s name> / <Class Name> / <Class Date> / <Class Period> / <Your Name>. Then, as soon as possible, please provide evidence to prove your reason for being absent by email (medical certificate or a participate slip from the job hunting information session). If there is no notice, it will mean that you have declined taking the course.
  • Please do not contact us by email or telephone regarding registration questions.