Public University Corporation NAGOYA CITY UNIVERSITY

Information for International Students

Japanese Language Program

The following Japanese language courses are open to students at Nagoya City University.

Course Categories
Japanese Reading/Listening:Advanced or Intermediate

designed to prepare students for academic readings (textbooks and newspapers, etc.) and academic lectures in Japanese

Japanese Writing:Advanced or Intermediate

designed to prepare students for homework and report writing in Japanese (A journal will be published at the end of the semester.)

Japanese Discussion

designed to prepare students to read newspapers and use other source materials for academic discussion in Japanese on current affairs

Japanese Presentation

designed to prepare students to give an academic presentation on a given theme. (The final presentation at the end of the semester will be open to the pubic.)

Timetable
period Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Spring 1 Japanese reading and listening 1 (Advanced) Japanese writing 1 (Advanced)
2 Japanese reading and listening
(Intermediate)
Japanese writing 1 (Intermediate)
Japanese discussion 1
3 Japanese presentation 1
4 Japanese presentation 1 Japanese discussion 1
Fall 1 Japanese reading and listening 2 (Advanced) Japanese writing 2 (Advanced)
2 Japanese reading and listening 2 Japanese writing 2 (Intermediate)
Japanese presentation 2
3 Japanese discussion 2
4 Japanese discussion 2 Japanese presentation 2
Course registration

(1)Exchange students can take up to four of the following Japanese language courses per semester for a maximum of eight per academic year.

(2)Graduate students and research students can audit up to two Japanese language courses per semester. (No acquisition of credits)
They need to acquire Japanese language skills at the same level as N3 on Japanese language proficiency test. The students, who have never taken Japanese language proficiency test, are required to have an
individual meeting with their supervisor. If the students' level is lower than requirements, they are not able to take the classes.

(3)Privately financed foreign students (undergraduate) must follow the syllabus in their own faculty and register their required courses.

(4)The Japanese reading and listening and Japanese writing courses are divided into intermediate and advanced levels. As a rule, privately financed foreign students can register advanced courses and exchange students,
graduate students and research students can register intermediate level. They can take the upper level,if they get permission high enough to take the advanced level from their supervisor.

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