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The KCJS Japanese Language Program

Mission Statement

The mission of KCJS Japanese Language Program is to encourage and assist students in pursuing their personal, academic and/or professional endeavors while engaging in activities and local communities of their interests using Japanese.

Features of KCJS Japanese language program

1) An intensive program: Japanese class meets two hours a day, five days a week for 13 weeks in one semester where you will engage in activities utilizing four language skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading).

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2) Learning by doing: You will enjoy learning Japanese by using it to communicate with your classmates, Japanese university students and people with whom you associate in your Community Involvement Project (CIP).

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3) A variety of levels: KCJS offers courses from 2nd-year to 4th-year and Above. KCJS takes a flexible approach in adjusting course objectives based on the proficiency level of students each semester.

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4) Experienced and dedicated teachers: All KCJS Japanese language instructors teach full-time and they give each student individual attention. They have each earned a master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related field and have taught at institutions of Japanese and/or American higher education.

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Outline of Language Program

    Levels:

  • 2nd Year (JPNS4201OC or JPNS4202OC), 3rd Year (JPNS4205OC or JPNS4206OC), 4th Year (JPNS4217OC or JPNS4218OC), and 5th Year (JPNS4221OC or JPNS4222OC)
  • Please note that depending on the results of the placement test, the students may be placed in a different level than they apply for.
  • Class hours:

  • 130 hours per semester / 10 hours per week / 2 hours per day
  • Points:

  • 8 points per semester
  • Class content:

  • speaking, listening, writing, reading, projects, presentation, etc.
  • Language of instruction:

  • Japanese, except some English for instructional purposes

SYLLABI, SCHEDULES, AND SAMPLE LIST OF MATERIALS FOR ALL LEVELS (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)

Academic Year 2019-2020

Please note that the latter half of the Spring schedule was a modified version for online classes due to COVID-19.

2nd Year Japanese (JPNS O4201 or O4202): Fall (syllabus & schedule) | Spring (syllabus & schedule)

3rd Year Japanese (JPNS OC4205 or OC4206): Fall (syllabus & schedule) | Spring (syllabus & schedule)

3rd Year Japanese (JPNS OC4205 or OC4206): Fall (syllabus & schedule) | Spring (syllabus & schedule)

3rd Year Japanese (JPNS OC4205 or OC4206): Fall (syllabus & schedule) | Spring (syllabus & schedule)

4th Year Japanese (JPNS OC4217 or OC4218): Fall (syllabus & schedule) | Spring (syllabus & schedule)

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Placement

Academic Year 2022-2023 and Fall 2022 students will be required to take the online placement test between Monday, August 1 and Saturday, August 20 (Japan Standard Time).

Tentative schedule (All dates are in JST; Subject to change)

Monday, July 18: The information about the online placement test will be sent to the primary email address provided in the application. The students can verify or change their email address to receive the placement test information at this point.

Monday, July 25: The test message from the automated email system will be sent to the email address verified by the students.

Monday, August 1: At 12AM, the login ID and password will be sent to the email address verified by the students. The online placement test will open.

Saturday, August 20: At 12:59PM, the online placement test will be closed.

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OFFICE OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement

606 Kent Hall
Columbia University
1140 Amsterdam, Mail Code 3948
New York, NY 10027 USA
Tel: 212-854-2559
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Email: uge@columbia.edu

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies 京都アメリカ大学コンソーシアム

Doshisha University, 2F Fusokan
Karasuma Higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580 JAPAN

602-8580
京都市上京区今出川通烏丸東入
同志社大学 扶桑館2F

Tel: 075-251-4995
Tel: (+81-75-251-4995)
Fax: 075-229-6300
Fax: (+81-75-229-6300)
Email: fs2244@columbia.edu