日本語

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.

JPN111 Japanese 1
JPN112 Japanese 2 JPN150 Japanese M1
JPN211 Japanese 3 JPN200 Japanese M2
JPN211 Japanese 4 JPN250 Japanese M3
JPN321 Advanced Japanese 1
JPN322 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.

JPN180
Intensive Japanese 1
JPN270
Intensive Japanese 2
JPN280
Intensive Japanese 3
JPN370
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.

JPN311
Business Japanese 1
JPN312
Business Japanese 2
JPN315
Business Japanese (Preparation for Internship)
JPN431
Academic Japanese 1-1
JPN432
Academic Japanese 1-2
JPN441
Academic Japanese 2-1
JPN442
Academic Japanese 2-2
JPN445
Introduction to Japanese Economic Studies 1
JPN446
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.

JPN340
Reading & Writing (Basics)
JPN341
Reading & Writing 1
JPN342
Reading & Writing 2
JPN343
Reading & Writing 3
JPN349
Japanese Literacy 1
JPN353
Japanese Literacy 2   JPN351B/Japanese Composition 学生の情報誌
JPN405
Translating English to Japanese: Theory and Practice 1
JPN406
Translating English to Japanese: Theory and Practice 2
JPN407
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.