Standard 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)SJ101 Introductory Japanese I  (schedule)

  • For learners who have no or very little knowledge of Japanese. Learns basic Japanese grammar, and aims at learning Japanese that is needed for daily life. Learns 150 kanji and 800 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: A Course in Modern Japanese (Revised Edition), Volume 1. and Volume 1. CD

(2)SJ102 Introductory Japanese II  (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 101. Builds further knowledge of basic Japanese grammar, and aims at learning Japanese that is needed for daily life. Learns 150 kanji and 1,000 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: A Course in Modern Japanese (Revised Edition), Volume 2. and Volume 2. CD

(3)SJ200 Pre-Intermediate Japanese   (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 102. Reviews and practices introductory grammar, and prepares the learners for the intermediate courses, especially in the areas of kanji and reading comprehension. Learns 100 kanji and 800 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: Materials developed by the ECIS staff.

(4)SJ201 Intermediate Japanese I  (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 200. Builds on the foundation of introductory Japanese and brushes up the four skills.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: Gendai Nihongo Course Chukyu 1 and its Worksheets.

(5)SJ202 Intermediate Japanese II  (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 201. Aims at acquiring the basic skills needed for academic life in Japan. Learns 150 kanji and 1,200 words.
  • 2 Sections. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: Gendai Nihongo Course Chukyu 2 and its Worksheets.

(6)SJ300 Post-Intermediate Japanese  (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 202. Aims at the proficiency needed in real situations. Prepares the learners for the advanced courses. Learns 200 kanji and 1,000 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: Materials developed by the ECIS staff.

(7)SJ301 Advanced Japanese   (schedule)

  • For learners who have finished SJ 300. Aims at acquiring the speaking and writing proficiency required in academic life. Learns 200 kanji and 1,500 words.
  • 1 Section. Meet for five 90-minute sessions per week.
  • Textbook: Newspaper, magazines, TV programs and so forth.

Advanced Japanese courses consist of the following four domains:

  • Advanced Rd (Reading) - aims at reading newspaper and magazine articles with speed and accuracy.
  • Advanced Wr (Written Expressions) - learns the skills needed for writing short theses.
  • Advanced Sp (Spoken Expressions) - learns the skills needed for presentations and discussions in the learners' fields of study.
  • Advanced Ln (Listening Comprehension) - learns the skills needed in listening to news and lectures.

* 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 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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