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Japanese Language Department

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The Japanese Language Department is a department for international students seeking to master living Japanese and broaden their future horizons.

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Hokkaido, with its surrounding natural beauty, welcomes tourists from countries all over the world.  Students enjoy learning about Japanese society and culture through a variety of extracurricular activities. They take classes which best suit their Japanese level when they begin their studies and their ultimate goal.

Study points

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A rich environment where international students can study together with Japanese students and interact closely through joint classes and daily student life

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International students learn living Japanese in Hokkaido, overflowing with magnificent and beautiful wilderness. Approximately 1600 students from Hokkaido College of High Technology and our sister schools study on our expansive campuses. We have created an environment where international students interact daily with Japanese students. Students can study together and directly experience each country's culture and ways of thinking through joint 'cross-cultural communication' classes with Japanese students. 

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International students can experience Japanese society and culture through rich extra-curricular activities. 

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We have prepared a rich extra-curricular program which allows international students to experience for themselves contemporary Japan and Japanese society and culture. For example, international students can attend the world-famous Sapporo Snow Festival, see a professional baseball game, or go on a day trip to leading Hokkaido tourist destinations such as Otaru or Furano. Students can also try winter sports such as skiing and fully enjoy the charm of Hokkaido. They can also participate in school festivals and student sports events together with Japanese students from Hokkaido College of High Technology. International students can meet and get to know Japanese students and polish their practical Japanese skills at the International Exchange Club. 

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The JJ Examination is administered each quarter and checks Japanese proficiency over 6 sections.

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Each quarter we administer our proprietary JJ Examination, which assesses Japanese proficiency.  The test is comprised of 6 sections including conversation, grammar, reading, listening, vocabulary, and writing sections. The results of each section are graded out of a possible 50 points and graphed. An average overall score and the students' individual scores are displayed to allow students to check their abilities at a glance.  Comments from instructors are included together with examination results and cover classes and daily life. Instructors conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with students based on these results and set goals for the next quarter. Students improve their practical skills using the methods which best suit them.

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Course content

Class introductions
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Japanese course

Study Japanese with a combination of kanji (Chinese characters), the primary textbook, sentence pattern practice, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and conversation. 

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Cross-cultural communication

Joint lessons are held with Japanese students from other departments. Students use each language and pursue studies focusing on group work. Students look forward to these classes as a chance to experience directly the culture and ways of thinking of each country.

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Timetable
 
1 9:20~10:50 Grammar Pronunciation Conversation Kanji Grammar
2 11:00~12:30 Kanji Vocabulary Grammar Vocabulary Listening
3 13:30~15:00 Reading Cross-cultural Communication Writing/
Conversation
Listening Japanese Affairs/
Career Counseling

Our instructors

関芳2014

Yumiko Sekiyoshi
Japanese Language Department Head Teacher

Our department responds to enthusiastic students who want to study Japanese thoroughly.

The department features a curriculum tailored to each and every student and is perfect for people who want to study Japanese thoroughly. Classes place importance on each person's individuality. Students form a cohesive group and help one another while instructors are always close by.  

松岡2014

Miyuki Matsuoka

Use your experience at our school and become a bridge connecting your country with Japan.
We try to understand each student's Japanese level so we can help them learn the Japanese essential for continuing their studies at another institution. The appeal of our school is that students can freely study in a rich, natural environment. We hope you can become a bridge connecting your country to Japan.

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