COURSE INFORMATION

1. AIM

This is a one-year course designed for overseas students who wish to study at a Japanese university and for exchange students from our partner universities abroad. This course aims at improving Japanese language skills and deepening the studentsā€™ understanding of Japan.

2. FEATURES

  • (1) All required subjectsļ¼ˆBasic Japaneseļ¼‰are given in small classes which are organized for five different Japanese proficiency levels, from level 1 to level 7, and are aimed at the development of integrated skills in all areas of Japanese.
  • (2) Instruction is given not only in Reading and Writing skills, but also to improve studentsā€™ Listening and Speaking skills, and to enhance their autonomous learning skills using electronic facilities such as videos and computers assisted language learning facilities.
  • (3) The students who have completed this course can be recommended as candidates for admission into the Department of Japanese Studies of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
  • (4) A study trip, field trips including attending the Gion Festival, and other extracurricular activities are also scheduled.

3. PERIOD OF STUDY AND SEMESTER DATES

The period of the course is one year with the spring semester commencing in April and the fall semester in September. The classes are arranged on the basis of studentsā€™ levels of Japanese proficiency.
In addition, a student who has exceptional motivation to enter a Japanese university, and who fulfills certain conditions will be permitted to extend study for a maximum period of one year by the university.

4. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

In order to complete the course 1ļ¼‰ students must be registered for 1 year, 2ļ¼‰ should obtain 20 credits of required subjects ļ¼ˆBasic Japaneseļ¼‰ and 10 credits or more of elective subjects, totaling 30 credits or more.

5. CURRICULUM

  • (1) Required subjects: Basic Japanese has seven levels, from level 1 to leve9, which are based on the studentā€™s proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. While the introductory level integrates all four skills in one class, other levels combine speaking and listening skills in one class, and reading and writing skills in another class.
  • (2) Elective subjects: Electives include three or four classes based on the studentsā€™ language proficiency. The subjects offered are:
    • ā‘  Composition, Kanji and Grammar: Each course is divided into Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and are designated to supplement the required subjects ļ¼ˆBasic Japaneseļ¼‰.
    • ā‘” Special Japanese: Out of the six classes offered, each of them is aimed at strengthening the listening comprehension skills. The highest class is designed to study Japanese native culture and life making use of movies, while simultaneously studying high-level grammar.
    • ā‘¢ Japanese for Certified Tests: Provides students with sufficient knowledge to pass the Japanese Proficiency Test.
    • ā‘£ Tradition & Culture, History, Literature, Politics, Economy and Calligraphy: Designated to deepen understanding in each area, in particular the current affairs of Japan.
    • ā‘¤ Mathematics, English, Japan & The World: Assists students with preparatory study for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Studentsļ¼ˆEJUļ¼‰in order to enter undergraduate or graduate courses at Japanese universities.
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ā€œBASIC JAPANESEā€Course Descriptions

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LEVEL1

This course is designed for those at a lower novice level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL2

This course is designed for those at a higher novice to lower intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL3

This course is designed for those at a higher novice to lower intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL4

This course is designed for those at a lower intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL5

This course is designed for those at a lower intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL6

This course is designed for those at a mid-intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL7

This course is designed for those at a higher intermediate level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL8

This course is designed for those at a higher intermediate to lower advanced level. It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

LEVEL9

This course is designed for those at an advanced level . It aims to provide overall knowledge of the Japanese language and to enhance communication abilities appropriate to the level through integrated communicative activities.

SUBJECTS AND UNITSļ¼ˆ2015ļ¼‰

  • 1st Semester
  • 2nd Semester
  • Required Creditsļ¼ˆ1st Semester+2nd Semesterļ¼‰: More Than 30 Credits
    Required SubjectsRequired Credits 20 Credits
    ļ¼ˆFull yearļ¼‰
    Subjectsļ¼ˆ1st Semesterļ¼‰ Credits
    Basic Japaneseā… - 1  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 2  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 3  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 4  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 5  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 6  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 7  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 8  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 9  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 10ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 1  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 2  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 3  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 4  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 5  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 6  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 7  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 8  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 9  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 10ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 1  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 2  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 3  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 4  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 5  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 6  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 7  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 8  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 9  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 10ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 1  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 2  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 3  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 4  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 5  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 6  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 7  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 8  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 9  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 10ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 1  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 2  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 3  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 4  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 5  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 6  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 7  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 8  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 9  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā… - 10ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Elective SubjectsRequired Credits More Than 10 Credits
    ļ¼ˆFull yearļ¼‰
    Subjectsļ¼ˆ1st Semesterļ¼‰ Credits
    Japanese in Practiceā… 1
    Japanese in Practiceā…”1
    Japanese in Practiceā…¢1
    Japanese in Practiceā…£1
    Japanese in Practiceā…¤1
    Japanese in Practiceā…„1
    Compositionā… ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Compositionā… ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Compositionā… ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā… ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā… ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā… ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Grammarā… ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Grammarā… ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Grammarā… ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā… ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā… ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā… ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Current Japanese Societyā… ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰2
    Current Japanese Societyā… ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰2
    Current Japanese Societyā… ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰2
    Special Japanese 1ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 1ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 1ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 31
    Special Japanese 51
    Japanese Literatureā… 2
    Japanese Tradition & Cultureā… 2
    Japanese Tradition & Cultureā…”2
    Englishā… 1
    Japan & the Worldā… 1
    Calligraphyā… 1
    Japanese History2
  • Required Creditsļ¼ˆ1st Semester+2nd Semesterļ¼‰: More Than 30 Credits
    Required SubjectsRequired Credits 20 Credits
    ļ¼ˆFull yearļ¼‰
    Subjectsļ¼ˆ2nd Semesterļ¼‰ Credits
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 1  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 2  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 3  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 4  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 5  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 6  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 7  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 8  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 9  ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 10ļ¼ˆLevel1ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 1  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 2  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 3  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 4  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 5  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 6  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 7  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 8  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 9  ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 10ļ¼ˆLevel2ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 1  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 2  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 3  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 4  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 5  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 6  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 7  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 8  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 9  ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 10ļ¼ˆLevel3ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 1  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 2  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 3  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 4  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 5  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 6  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 7  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 8  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 9  ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 10ļ¼ˆLevel4ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 1  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 2  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 3  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 4  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 5  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 6  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 7  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 8  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 9  ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Basic Japaneseā…”- 10ļ¼ˆLevel5ļ¼‰1
    Elective SubjectsRequired Credits More Than 10 Credits
    ļ¼ˆFull yearļ¼‰
    Subjectsļ¼ˆ2nd Semesterļ¼‰ Credits
    Japanese in Practiceā… 1
    Japanese in Practiceā…”1
    Japanese in Practiceā…¢1
    Japanese in Practiceā…£1
    Japanese in Practiceā…¤1
    Japanese in Practiceā…„1
    Compositionā…”ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Compositionā…”ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Compositionā…”ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā…”ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā…”ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Kanjiā…”ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Grammarā…”ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Grammarā…”ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Grammarā…”ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā…”ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā…”ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Japanese for Certified Testsā…”ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Current Japanese Societyā…”ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰2
    Current Japanese Societyā…”ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰2
    Current Japanese Societyā…”ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰2
    Special Japanese 2ļ¼ˆElementaryļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 2ļ¼ˆIntermediateļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 2ļ¼ˆAdvancedļ¼‰1
    Special Japanese 41
    Special Japanese 61
    Japanese Literatureā…”2
    Japanese Tradition & Cultureā…”2
    Englishā…”1
    Japan & the Worldā…”1
    Calligraphyā…”1
    Japanese Polotics2
    Japanese Economics2
    International Negotiation2

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