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General Program for International Students and Scholars

Program Outline

1. Aims and Goals

This program is for three types of international students and researchers:

 

(1) international students who wish to improve their Japanese proficiency in order to pursue their academic goals and complete their undergraduate courses or graduate studies at Akita University. (学部留学生(がくぶりゅうがくせい)、大学院生(だいがくいんせい))

(2) international students who concentrate on Japanese language and culture studies at an advanced college level. ( 日本語(にほんご)・日本文化()研修生(けんしゅうせい) = 日研生(にっけんせい)、特別聴講生(とくべつちょうこうせい)、科目等履修生(かもくとうりしゅうせい)、研究生(けんきゅうせい))

(3)international students who are enrolled in the International Doctoral Courses in English and researchers. (英語(えいご)による博士後期課程大学院生(はくしこうきかていだいがくいんせい)、研究員(けんきゅういん))

Our goals for the aforementioned students are as follows: to be able to understand lectures and take notes in Japanese; to be able to write papers and technical reports in Japanese; to be able to participate in discussions in Japanese. For students/researchers who are just beginning their Japanese language study, our goal is to have them achieve the level of basic communicative skills for their daily life in Akita.

2.Courses

There are four kinds of courses:

Japanese 1,2,3,4,5 Courses for building Japanese language skills
An Introduction to Japanese Culture; An Introduction to Japanese Society; and Studies on Japan Courses designed for understudying Japan's cultural background as well as Akita's
Putting Cross-Cultural Communication into Practice; Invitation to Multicultural Communication Courses for improving interactive language competence
Independent Study For students writing papers about Japanese cultures
(both local and national)

There are other recommended classes for international students in which you can study more specific subjects such as topics relating to Japan and/or Akita, the latest science research in Japan, etc.
For more information, download “A Guide to General Program for International Students and Scholars”
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Course List & Time Table

For the latest information regarding course listings and schedules, please download the following:

・List of Recommended Classes for International Students, 1st Semester 2017 PDF

・List of Recommended Classes for International Students, 2nd Semester 2017 PDF

・Time Table 1st Semester, 2017 PDF

・Time Table 2nd Semester, 2017 PDF

Class Reports

2011, 1st Semester

Japanese 2 SOGO A Introduction PDF
Student's Reports PDF
PDF
Japanese 3 SOGO A Introduction PDF
Student's Reports PDF
Japanese 4V Introduction PDF
Student's Reports PDF

2012, 1st Semester

An Introduction toJapanese Culture I Farming Experience in Yokote (May 26,27) Student's Reports PDF
Photos PDF