Japanese Language Course

1. Objectives

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 ) SJ110 Introductory Japanese I

  • For learners who have no knowledge of Japanese. Learns basic Japanese grammar, and aims at learning Japanese that is needed for daily life.
  • Introduces 80 kanji and 300 words.

(2) SJ1202 Introductory Japanese II

  • For learners who have finished SJ 110. Builds further knowledge of basic Japanese grammar, and aims at learning Japanese that is needed for daily life.
  • Introduces 120 kanji and 600 words.

(3) SJ210 Introductory Japanese III

  • For learners who have finished SJ120. Builds further knowledge of Japanese grammar, and foster the ability to understand, talk and write
  • Learns 150 kanji and 900 words.

(4) SJ220 Pre Intermediate Japanese

  • For learners who have finished SJ 210. Reviews and practices introductory grammar, and prepares the learners for the intermediate courses, especially in the areas of kanji and reading comprehension.
  • Introduces 200 kanji and 1000 words.

(5) SJ310 Intermediate Japanese I

  • For learners who have finished SJ220. Builds on the foundation of introductory Japanese and brushes up the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Introduces 300 kanji and 1200 words.

(6) SJ320 Intermediate JapaneseII 

  • For learners who have finished SJ310. Aims at acquiring the basic skills needed for academic life in Japan.
  • Introduces 400 kanji and 2,000 words.

(7)SJ330 Intermediate JapaneseIII 

  • For learners who have finished SJ320. Aims at the proficiency needed in real situations. Prepares learners for the advanced courses.
  • Introduces 500 kanji and 3,000 words.

* Enrollment is limited to 15 students in each course. In case there are more applicants, priority will be given to students taking the courses for the first time.

5. Sections

We may change the numbers of sections offered at each level, depending on the result 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 ILC and on the ILC 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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