JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM
The Japanese Language Program, offered by the Center for Language Education and Research, provides multiple tracks and levels of Japanese language courses according to students’ needs and linguistic backgrounds. Exchange, non-degree students as well as degree students from all over the world are studying Japanese.
1. Courses for Non-Native Speakers of Japanese
(1) Regular Track
The regular track offers beginning, intermediate to advanced courses where 90-minute classes meet four or five times per week. This track aims to focus on developing communicative competence through extensive practices by integrating four skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- Japanese 1
- Japanese M1
- Japanese 2
- Japanese M2
- Japanese 3
- Japanese M3
- Japanese 4
- Advanced Japanese 1
- Advanced Japanese 2
(2) Intensive Track
This track, which offers four-level intensive courses at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, is designed for students whose main purpose of coming to Japan is to mainly study Japanese. Fifteen hours of class time per week allow students to spend sufficient time to gain the high level of Japanese proficiency.
- Intensive Japanese 1
- Intensive Japanese 2
- Intensive Japanese 3
- Intensive Japanese 4
(3) Specialized Japanese Courses
Students at an advanced level can take business Japanese and translation courses in order to prepare for their future career. Academic Japanese courses are also available for students who require the high level of academic skills in order to enroll in undergraduate and graduate courses in specialized disciplines.
- Business Japanese 1
- Business Japanese 2
- Business Japanese (Preparation for Internship)
- Academic Japanese 1-1
- Academic Japanese 1-2
- Academic Japanese 2-1
- Academic Japanese 2-2
- Introduction to Japanese Economic Studies 1
- Introduction to Japanese Economic Studies 2
2. Courses for Native Speakers of Japanese
Native speakers of Japanese, who had insufficient opportunities to receive formal instruction in Japanese such as returnee students or those who went to international schools, can study Japanese at Sophia University. Students can take courses which put emphasis on reading and writing, and more advanced literacy courses to acquire Japanese proficiency to function as Japanese university students.
- Reading & Writing (Basics)
- Reading & Writing 1
- Reading & Writing 2
- Reading & Writing 3
- Japanese Literacy 1
- Japanese Literacy 2 JPN351B/Japanese Composition 学生の情報誌
- Translating English to Japanese: Theory and Practice 1
- Translating English to Japanese: Theory and Practice 2
- Translating Japanese to English: Theory and Practice
3. Short Programs
Sophia University offers Short Programs of Japanese Language during the Summer and Winter breaks.
These Programs are open to non-Sophia students.
For details, please Click Here.