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CJLC Program for Exchange Students ("Nichibun" Program) : Curriculum

Program of the Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC) is for exchange students interestd in studying Japanese language and Japanese culture in Japanese.

Structure

(1) Japanese language courses” are divided into 9 different levels: elementary, upper elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, pre-advanced, advanced, upper advanced and high advanced. Class allocations will be made on the basis of the Japanese Placement Test (written and interview) after arrival.

(2) There are two courses, "Intensive Course" and "Elective Course" and arranged to flexibly meet the diversified needs of international students. "Intensive Course" is designed to develop four basic skills of listning, speaking, reading and writing. The center also offers the courses that are specifically designed to improve reading comprehension, written expressions and oral expressions. Those who are taking the "Elective Course" are recommended to take some subjects from the "Japanese Language Courses" each semester, which is designated in eache level.

(3) A wide range of "Japanese courses in Japanese studies" on Japanese language, culture and society and "lectures courses in international studies", as well as "Japanese and English language seminars" are scheduled in the afternoon.

(4) Several subjects provide students with the opportunity to learn Japanese traditional cultures through classes and off-campus learning: calligraphy, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and Shrine festivals, by making excellent use of our location in Kyoto.

(5) Exchange students are accepted as "students of CJLC" and study according to the curriculum offered by the center. In some cases, students who earn excellent scores on "Japanese Placemnt Test" will be allowed to attend lectures at undergraduate or graduate programs within the terms and conditions. However, some coruses are not opended to the exchagne students. CJLC students also will be allowed to attend classes at the Center for Global Education after consideration.

(6) Students of CJLC are entitled to use the same facilities as Regular students.

Curriculum・Academic Calendar

Courses and Credits

<2016-2017>
1.Japanese Language Course
     List of the Subjests   Spring Semester   Fall Semester
                 Syllabus (Spring)   Syllabus (Fall)

 2.Japanese and English Seminars
     List of the Subjects   Spring Semester   Fall Semester
                 Syllabus (Spring)   Syllabus (Fall)

3.Lecture Course in Japanese/International Studies
     List of the Subjects   Spring Semester   Fall Semester
                 Syllabus (Spring)   Syllabus (Fall)

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2016-2017
AcademicCalendar2016-2017.pdf [PDF 521KB]

Outline of Courses

【Japanese Language Courses】
These Courses are designed to help students to develop the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing comprehensively. The Center also offers the courses which specifically emphasize reading comprehension, written expressions and oral expressions. These are targeted at those who have a minimum of one year’s study of Japanese and conducted according to each student’s Japanese ability.

Level Ⅰ (Elementary Level)
Target Students: Those who begin their studies from elementary level.
Course Goals: To learn and develop the fundamental grammatical expressions of the elementary level and
improve the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. To master the 1,500 basic words and 300
basic Chinese characters.

Level Ⅱ (Upper Elementary Level)
Target Students: Those who have partially completed elementary level studies.
Course Goals: To master the grammatical expressions learnt at the elementary level, as well as to develop
understanding and command of upper elementary and intermediate level grammar and to improve the four
skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. To master the 2,000 basic words and 500 basic Chinese
characters.

Level Ⅲ (Pre-Intermediate Level)
Target Students: Those who have completed the elementary level studies but are advised to review the
contents before proceeding to the intermediate level.
Course Goals: To review and master the grammatical expressions learnt at the elementary level, as well as to
develop understanding and command of the 50 most important intermediate sentence patterns and to
improve the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. To master the 3,000 basic words and 600
to 750 basic Chinese characters.

Level Ⅳ (Intermediate Level)
Target Students: Those who have completed and mastered elementary level studies.
Course Goals: To develop understanding and command of the 100 important intermediate sentence patterns
for further improvement of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. To master the 4,000
basic words and 800 basic Chinese characters.

Level Ⅴ (Upper Intermediate Level)
Target Students: Those who have partially completed intermediate level studies.
Course Goals: To develop understanding and command of the 200 important intermediate sentence patterns
for further improvement of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. To master the 6,000
basic words and 1,000 to 1,200 basic Chinese characters.

Level VI (Pre-Advanced Level)
Target Students: Those who have completed intermediate level studies but are advised to review the
contents at the same time with studying the advanced level.
Course Goals: To master the 200 important intermediate sentence patterns and develop understanding and
command of the 50 most important advanced sentence patterns for further improvement of the four skills of
reading, listening, speaking. To master the 8,000 basic words and 1,500 basic Chinese characters.

Level VII (Advanced Level)
Target Students: Those who have completed and mastered intermediate level studies.
Course Goals: To master the 200 important intermediate sentence patterns and develop understanding and
command of the 100 important advanced sentence patterns for further improvement of the four skills of
reading, listening, speaking, and writing. To master the 10,000 basic words and 2,000 basic Chinese
characters.

Level VIII (Upper Advanced Level)
Target Students: Those who have studied at the advanced level but are required to further improve their
proficiency.
Course Goals: To master the 100 important advanced sentence patterns and develop understanding and
command of highly advanced Japanese. To master the 10,000 basic words and 2,000 basic Chinese
characters.

Level IX (High Advanced Level)
Target Students: Those who have mastered the 100 advanced-level sentence patterns, 10,000 basic words
and 2,000 basic Chinese characters and have an advanced command of Japanese.
Course Goals: To develop understanding and command of more advanced Japanese.

【Japanese and English Language Seminars】
Japanese Language Seminars A to E
These seminars are aimed at improving students’ academic performance based on their individual abilities, ranging from reinforcing the individual ability of elementary and intermediate level students, to helping students prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

Intermediate Japanese Grammar Overview A, B
This course is designed for those who want to learn intermediate(N2~N3 Level in JLPT)Japanese grammar overview. The goal of this class is to master grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese characters in Intermediate Japanese through reviewing exercises.

Advanced Japanese Grammar Overview A, B
This course is designed for those who want to learn advanced Japanese grammar overview. The goals of this class are to understand typical functional words in advanced Japanese grammar, and to establish a learning strategy in advanced Japanese grammar in practical usage.

English Language Seminars A, B, C, D
These seminars, providing guidance based on their individual abilities, aim to improve the students’ English proficiency to the level required for entrance examinations to universities or graduate schools in Japan.

【Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies】
“Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies” offer the students the opportunities to study and analyze Japan from various perspectives, such as its language, arts, philosophy, religion, law, politics, economy, history, life and society. A wide variety of courses, including extracurricular activities, are offered to deepen students’ understanding of Japan. Some of these courses are conducted in languages other than Japanese.

【Lecture Courses in International Studies】
“Lecture Courses in International Studies” have been designed to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding about international education. These courses cover a wide range of academic field including Religion, History, Business and Media. Lectures are partly conducted in languages other than Japanese.

Credit Load

The CJLC Program considers a course that meets for two hours, once a week (x15 weeks) as one or two credits.
The maximum course load for CJLC students is 30 credits for one year (15 credits per semester). In some cases, students whose Japanese proficiency are sufficient and take courses offered by the appropriate faculty or graduate school, credits of taking those courses are also included in the maximum course credit load.
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