Introductory Program in Teaching Japanese
In April, 2020, the Introductory Program in Teaching Japanese was established in the College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University and the Graduate School of Literature and Social Sciences, Nihon University. The purpose of the program is to train students to teach Japanese language and literacy. The College provides Basic Courses and the Graduate School provides both the Basic Courses and Applied Courses. We welcome students who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Japanese teaching while deepening their own specialist knowledge, as well as students who aim to become fully-fledged Japanese teachers, regardless of whether they belong to the Human, Social, or Natural Sciences. Graduate students in Science and Technology (Geography) and Integrated Basic Sciences are also eligible to take courses in this program.
Study basic courses related to teaching Japanese
Students who complete basic subjects related to teaching Japanese, such as Introduction to Japanese Teaching Methods or practical training in teaching Japanese, will receive a certificate of completion of basic courses from the College.
The Graduate School
Basic Courses / Applied Courses
More advanced and professional knowledge and skills to become a Japanese teacher
Students will study different basic subjects from those in the College. The Graduate School also provides more advanced courses. Students who complete a predetermined number of credits from a designated course group will receive a certificate of completion from the Graduate School. Additionally, a faculty member specializing in Japanese teaching serves as a supervisor to those who wish to write a master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation with the theme of Japanese education.
3 points about the Japanese Teaching Program
Point１While deepening your specialty, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Japanese as a foreign language. The course completion certificate will also open up your career possibilities.
Point２Credits acquired in the Japanese Teaching Program can be added to credits acquired in either the College or Graduate School, so that students may pursue studies in both an academic subject and teaching Japanese.
Point３As more and more people come to Japan from overseas to work, businesses emphasize the importance of knowledge and skills in teaching Japanese as a key to diversity of human resources development. We provide opportunities for Japanese students to interact with overseas students and develop human resources to respond to a diversified society.
International Liberal Arts and Academic Writing
International Liberal Arts
International Liberal Arts creates the opportunity for interdisciplinary courses which examine questions and issues raised among the various departments at the College of Humanities and Sciences. The number of English-language International Japanese Studies courses focusing on Japanese history, society, literature, culture, and geography has also increased. One of this program’s newly organized courses, Introduction to International Japanese Studies, allows both international and Japanese students to actively participate in and dynamically debate a range of ideas and issues.
Academic Writing allows students to learn and acquire basic skills for writing academically, both in Japanese and English, in the context of an International Liberal Arts subject in the College or Graduate School. In addition, for graduate level students aiming at obtaining knowledge and skills to be an academic writing tutor or coach, an Academic Writing Tutors course was established. Also, in addition to regular Japanese courses, Business Japanese classes are offered, providing useful expressions for job hunting and actual ‘real world’ business settings.
International Student Support Room
In 2020, a support room for international students was established. Faculty, staff, and students working as international student supporters are on hand to answer questions or provide consultations for international students, and to assist them with various procedures and formalities. Japanese textbooks and references are also available for browsing.
Yukari Tanaka (Professor)
Megumi Sakamoto (Professor)
Masaru Inoue (Professor)
Hisashi Noda (Professor)
Eran Kim (Associate professor)
Ting Li (Assistant professor)
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Introductory Program in Teaching Japanese