This is a program that offers classes from beginners to those in the advanced level. Depending on your interests, you can choose from various themes including Kanji, conversation, academic writing, etc. Orientation and placement tests for the program are held at the beginning of April and October of every year.
This is a Japanese course offered as part of the liberal education curriculum. This is for international students acquiring a bachelor’s degree at Tohoku University. (Liberal education is mainly for first and second year undergraduate students and in addition to Japanese as mentioned herein, the program includes foreign language curricula such as English and German.)
International students acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Japanese under the general course will attend advanced level Japanese lectures, and international students acquiring a bachelor’s degree in English under the international bachelor’s course (FGL Program) will attend beginner to early-intermediate level Japanese lectures.
3. Programs for students receiving Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) scholarship for international students
This is a Japanese language curriculum for international scholars and teacher training students nominated by foreign embassies or Tohoku University. Students will develop the Japanese language ability needed for graduate programs and research over the course of 6 months.
Afterwards, the trainees will enroll in a graduate program at Tohoku University, or other universities in the vicinity.
This program is intended to give students selected from among high school graduates in South Korea a chance to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the undergraduate science and technology programs at Tohoku University. The program began with the Japan-South Korea Joint Declaration of 1998. There is an intensive training period in Japanese and science curriculums for 6 months prior to enrollment.
This program is for students specializing in Japanese
language and culture at a university in their home country. For a period of one year,
they will have the opportunity to study various aspects of Japanese culture and modern society.
Upon returning to their own country, they will be able to autonomously continue
their learning, research, and social activities related to Japanese
language and culture.
4. Programs for students of overseas partner institutions
Specialized education programs are held at Tohoku University over a year or 6 months for students of overseas partner institutions. A certain number of Japanese classes are held for the programs (JYPE, COLABS, and DEEP) and enrollment in Japanese classes is a requirement in some programs (IPLA and DEEp-Bridge).
There is an E-learning system using campus LAN for those that want to study Japanese on their own. Training can be taken in listening, reading, and vocabulary anytime using the PCs in labs or CALL classrooms.
The special lecture is a series of courses on traditional Japanese culture combined with demonstrations. It is conducted 4 to 5 times per year. Kado (Japanese art of flower arrangement), Tanabata Kazari (Star Festival decoration),
Sado (Japanese tea ceremony), Wagashi (Japanese sweets) making, Wadaiko (Japanese drum), etc., can be experienced.
(2) Curriculum where Japanese and international students can learn together
Graduate school where students can learn linguistics and Japanese language education. Here, every faculty of the Japanese language education section is involved with the education of the graduate program through Japanese education practice and research activities within each individual’s specialty.