Intensive Japanese Language Course (Preliminary Japanese Language Education)

Targets and Objectives

This is the Center’s original course where the Japanese language education necessary for academic life is provided intensively every day for six months for government-sponsored international students (government-sponsored international research students, international teacher training students) dispatched to Japan on the recommendation of Japanese embassies in foreign countries before the students enter graduate school or start teacher training. The course teaches Japanese conversation, grammar, kanji characters, IT, etc., to learners who are studying Japanese for the very first time. A completion presentation event is held in Japanese at the end of the course.

Timetable   *This may change from semester to semester.

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri


08:45-10:15

Japanese and Computers

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese

Kanji and Sentences Building

General Japanese Language Study


10:30-12:00

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese


13:00-14:30

Basic Japanese

Kanji and Sentences Building

Basic Academic Japanese

Basic Japanese

Basic Japanese


14:45-16:15

       

Japanese Culture and Society

         

Course Contents, Teaching Materials

Basic Japanese

The original textbook "Nihongo Nikoniko" and materials prepared by the instructors will be used. With familiar topics as a base, while learning basic expressions, students will learn to communicate in basic Japanese.

Kanji and Sentences

Using the textbook "Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 1 Kanji (English version)" (Publisher: 3aNetwork), students will study the basics of kanji. Through study of kanji seen in everyday life, the number of recognizable kanji will increase. Little by little, students will be able to read and write longer sentences.

General Japanese Language Study

Previously-learned contents will be synthesized and applied, and the questions of each student will be answered.

Japanese and Computers

Students will learn basic operations of computers with Japanese operating systems and practice the Japanese input system while learning computer related Japanese terminologies which are useful for research activities.

Basic Academic Japanese

Students will study basic terminology and expressions specific to their fields of study. Little by little, students will able to speak about their fields of expertise in Japanese.

Japanese Culture and Society

Various important Japanese cultural situations that international students may encounter while living in Japan will be considered. Knowledge will be deepened, and students will engage in discussion.