Comprehensive Japanese Language Course - Others

Japanese Studies Program

(1) Targets/objectives/lesson contents

This course is given for Japanese Studies Program students. “Specialist Japanese” gives you the ability to express your opinion smoothly on various topics in Japanese. “Regional Cultures and Industries of Japan” give you opportunities to see and hear about some regional culture and industry through visiting some companies and cultural facilities.

(2) Timetable *This may change from semester to semester.
 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

         

         


13:00-14:30

     

Regional Cultures and Industries of Japan

 


14:45-16:15

 

Specialist

Japanese

   

         
(3) Teaching materials

The teaching staff in each subject will prepare and distribute teaching materials tailored to the respective subject.

(4) Registration

Please fill out the subjects that you wish to take on your registration form, have it stamped by your supervisor and hand it in at the International Affairs Division staff.

 

"Japanese for Research" course

(1) Targets/objectives/lesson contents 

This course is given for international students for whom it is necessary to write essays or make research presentations in Japanese. In “Essay Practice” class, students will learn essay-writing method in Japanese. In “Practice for Applicable Japanese” class, you will learn how to gather information, investigate and write a report in Japanese for your research.

(2) Timetable *This may change from semester to semester.
 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

         

       

 

         


14:45-16:15

       

Practice for Applicable Japanese

16:30-18:00

   

Essay Practice

   
(3) Practice for Applicable Japanese

Essay Practice: The teaching staff will prepare and distribute teaching materials tailored to the students.

Practice for Applicable Japanese: ‘Nihongo Sogo Enshu’ (published by 3A Network)

(4) Registration

Please fill out the subjects that you wish to take on your registration form, have it stamped by your supervisor and hand it in at the International Affairs Division.

 

Comprehensive  Japanese Language Course ("NIKONIKO" Course)

(1) Targets/Objectives

The Japanese language that is needed in daily life or for self-expression and the basic Japanese language that is necessary for the research activities of post-graduate students and research students are arranged according to the student’s level and targeted for improvement.

Tottori area class

Yonago area class

Target
Japanese A Elementary 1

Students who are learning Japanese for the first time.

Japanese B

Students who can carry out simple conversation in Japanese (those who have approx. 50-100 hours of Japanese study).

Japanese C Elementary 2

Students who are able to carry out basic communication in their everyday lives (those who have approx. 200-300 hours of Japanese study).

Japanese D

Intermediate

Students who are able to express themselves well in Japanese (those who have over 300 hours of Japanese study).

Kanji workshop

 

All students who would like to study KANJI. 

(2) Timetable *This may change from semester to semester.

Tottori Area

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri


08:45-10:15

Japanese B Japanese B Japanese B    
  Japanese D Japanese D Japanese D

         


13:00-14:30

  Kanji workshop      

         


16:30-18:00

Japanese A Japanese A Japanese A  Japanese A  
  Japanese C Japanese C Japanese C

Yonago Area

  Mon Tue

Wed

Thu Fri

         


10:30-12:00

    Intermediate    


13:00-14:30

    Elementary 1    


14:45-16:15

    Elementary 2    

         
(3) Teaching materials
Tottori Area
Japanese A

Based on topics contained in the  "Nihongo Nikoniko" textbook, this course allows students to study the fundamentals of communicating in Japanese, and learn essential Japanese expressions.

Japanese B

 

Based on the the second half of the textbooks "Sukina mono, sukina koto" and "Sukina mono, sukina koto 2" (Tokyo Institute of Japanese), this course teaches basic grammatical structures and expressions for richer communication. In addition, the text "Tanoshiku yomou" (Bonjinsha) will be used to teach how to read and write short sentences.

Japanese C

This course focuses on adding expressions to those already studied by students, and follows the textbook "Sukina mono, sukina koto 3) (Tokyo Institute of Japanese). Students will learn how to understand others and express themselves at a deeper level. Also, the second half of the textbooks "Tanoshiku yomou" and "Tanoshiku Yomou 2" (Boujin) will be used to study the reading and writing of complete Japanese sentences.

Japanese D

Using the text "J Bridge" (Bonjinsha), each lesson will focus on a theme and develop students' abilities to function in Japanese through activities, discussions, grammar exercises, listening comprehension exercises, reading comprehension exercises, and writing exercises. Further, 1 hour each week will be allotted to writing exercises where students will be required to summarize their opinions on a set topic.

Kangi workshop

Students may choose any text they like; they will learn kanji at their own pace with a Japanese student as a partner. (If you already have a Kanji textbook, please bring it along with you.)

Yonago Area
Elementary

Based on the topics contained in the original textbook "Nihongo Nikoniko", students will learn essential phrases, and develop their basic Japanese communication skills.

Intermediate

Based on the text "Japanese in the next 45 hours" (AIK group), students will further enrich their Japanese skills through learning basic grammatical structures and expressions.

Advanced

Based on the text "Minna no nihongo intermediate" (3A net), students will learn to understand and communicate smoothly in Japanese.

(4) Registration

Please mark the subjects you wish to attend on the lesson registration form and submit it to the International Affairs Division with the seal of your academic adviser.

 

Japanese partners

In Japanese lessons, foreign students will be partnered with volunteer Japanese students whose aim is to support foreign students in learning Japanese.

Chinese education/Spanish education

There are Chinese language teachers at the center. They are not only responsible for the entire Chinese language course, but they also provide instruction, consultation, and support to students and faculty members heading overseas to partner universities under academic exchange agreements. There are also Spanish language instructors at the center, they support the academic exchanges between Tottori University and Research Institutions in Mexico.

Study tours, and Japanese cultural experience events.

There are various International exchange events, study tours and Japanese cultural experience events which are run to enrich the experience of foreign students studying Japan. Many students attend these events, and they are valuable opportunities to learn about the nature, history, culture and lifestyle of both Japan and Tottori.

Support for short term exchange students.

In addition to research students, graduate students, and undergraduate students; students who come to Tottori to study on a short term basis (6-12 months), particularly from China and South Korea from partner universities under academic exchange agreements, are also being accepted, and are also eligible to receive education and daily life support.

Further, there will be Japanese language and Japanese cultural study programs run during the summer vacation period. These are open, not only to foreign students, but also other members of the student body as well, including research students.