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Intensive course in Japanese

1. Objectives

  Standard Japanese Courses are for international students, scholars and faculty members. The courses aim at developing Japanese proficiency needed in daily and academic life in Japan.

2. Eligibility

  Courses are open to international students, scholars and faculty members at Nagoya, University who want to learn Japanese. Prospective students must register during the period shown below, and take the placement exam.

3. Semesters

  The Spring semester begins in April and ends in July, and the Fall semester begins in October and ends in January. Courses are offered at various levels of Japanese.

4. Courses, levels, sections, objectives

(1)IJ111 Introductory Japanese I , II   (schedule)

  • For learners who have no or very little knowledge of Japanese. Learns basic Japanese grammar, and develops proficiency in the spoken language needed for daily life. Learns 300 kanji and 1,800 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for two 90-minute sessions per day, five days a week.
  • Textbook: A Course in Modern Japanese (Revised Edition), Volumes 1 & 2. and Volume 1 & 2. CD

(2)IJ112 Introductory Japanese II , Pre-intermediate   (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished Standard Japanese 101. Builds on the foundations of Japanese grammar, and develops basic proficiency required in academic, as well as daily, life. Learns 250 kanji and 1,800 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for two 90-minute sessions per day, five days a week.
  • Textbook: A Course in Modern Japanese (Revised Edition), Volume 2, Volume 2. CD and materials developed by the ECIS staff.

(3)IJ211 Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Japanese I   (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished Intensive Japanese 111 or Standard Japanese 102. Reviews basic grammar and develops skills in spoken and written Japanese. Learns 250 kanji and 2,000 words.
  • 2 Sections. Meet for two 90-minute sessions per day, five days a week.
  • Textbook: Gendai Nihongo Course Chukyu 1 and its Worksheets, and materials developed by the ECIS staff.

(4)IJ212 Intermediate Japanese I , II    (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished Intensive Japanese 112 or Standard Japanese 200. Develops skills in spoken and written Japanese, and builds proficiency needed for academic life. Learns 300 kanji and 2,400 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for two 90-minute sessions per day, five days a week.
  • Textbook: Gendai Nihongo Course Chukyu 1 and 2 and their Worksheets.

5. Sections

  We may change the numbers of sections offered at each level, depending on the results of the Placement Exam.

6. Enrollment

  The maximum enrollment in each class is 15.

7. Schedule

  The timetable and classrooms will be announced in the lobby of the ECIS and on the ECIS webpage.

8. Instructors

  Full-time and part-time instructors of the ECIS.

9. Placement Exam

Students who need to take the Placement Exam are:

  • Those who enroll in the Campus-Wide Japanese Courses, except for the Introductory Japanese I, for the first time
  • Those who have not passed but want to enroll in an upper-level course.

Students who do not need to take the Placement Exam are:

  • Those who are enrolling in Introductory Japanese I
  • Those who have passed a course and want to enroll in the next level course.
  • Those who want to repeat the course they have taken in the previous semester.

10. Notes

  • Those who have not completed the registration may not enroll in the courses.
  • Students need to bring in their student or staff IDs to the first meeting of the class.
  • Textbooks are available at the South Coop.

 

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