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Japanese courses for undergraduate students


Posted here is the summary information for undergraduate students. As for graduate students, please refer to the following page:
  ->>Japanese courses for graduate students

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Topics for freshman in 2024

**Important notice**
  • We will hold an orientation for new international students on Apr. 10, 2024 (@13:00~13:25) at W9-326 of West 9 Bldg, and important announcements will be made during the orientation.
    You have to make a reservation for class placement in advance (by Apr. 7) to register for Japanese 1.
  • ->> Click to register for the course
  • As for Japanese 1/2, students will be divided into two classes. Considering the registration status, we will decide the class placement and announce it on Apr. 8.
    Please register for the course on the Kyomu Web System accordingly.


Importance of taking Japanese language and culture courses designed for international students
  1. At university, your scores for the courses are often evaluated based on your report. Therefore, it is quite important to enhance your report writing skills which requires more than the simple writing skills. The main purpose of Japanese 1 and 2 is to help students acquire the report writing skills as well as the presentation skills.
  2. The credits you obtained for Japanese language and culture courses can be recognized as equivalent to those of Humanities and Social Science Courses, English language courses, and Second foreign language courses (up to 12 credits). Information about credit transfer such as limitations and the maximum number of transferrable credits will be explained during the orientation.
    (you can also take a look at List of Study Guides and Student Handbooks.)
  3. You will be able to make friends with international students!
  4. The courses you can register for during 1Q/2Q as a freshman: Japanese 1 (Period 5/6 on Wed. in 1Q), Japanese 2 (Period 5/6 on Wed. in 2Q), and Japanese Culture : Multicultural communication (Period 5/6 on Mon. in 2Q)


Model cases
  • Want to acquire skills for writing reports in Japanese (using written words)and academic skills! Want to make friends with international students!
  • ->>During the 1st year: Japanese 1 ~ 4 (Period 5/6 on Wed.) 

  • Want to get used to the way of learning Humanities and social science courses!
  • ->>During the 1st year: Japanese Culture : Multicultural communication (Period 5/6 on Mon. in 2Q)
    You will be able to learn Japanese society and communication skills through discussion together with Japanese students who are taking Special Lecture :Social and Cultural Diversity of Humanities and social science courses.

  • Want to deepen Japanese language skills!
  • ->>During the 2nd year: Japanese 5 ~ 8 (Period 5/6 on Wed.)

  • Want to keep up with the topics Japanese students are talking about! Studying culture helps you meet new friends!
  • ->>During the 2nd year: Japanese Culture:Japanology (Period 7/8 on Wed. in 4Q)
    ->>During the 3rd year: Japanese Culture: Language and society (Period 7/8 on Wed. in 1Q), Japanese Culture: Language and literature(Period 7/8 on Wed. in 2Q)


Japanese courses for GSEP students
  • 100-level (1st year, beginner level)
  • ->>Japanese 1, Japanese 2, Japanese 3, Japanese 4 (Each course has a class for GSEP students), 2 classes per week

  • 200-level (2nd year, pre-intermediate level)
  • ->>Japanese 5, Japanese 6, Japanese 7、Japanese 8 (Each course has a class for GSEP students)

  • 300-level (3rd year)
  • ->>Japanese 9 (For GSEP students only)


Survival Japanese
  • Beginner level intensive courses designed for international students under specific study abroad programs



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