Japanese Language Courses

Japanese Language Courses

Japanese language courses are a requirement for all JSP students. With smaller class sizes JSP students receive more student-teacher interaction, which is one of the many benefits and opportunities you will have to enhance your overall Japanese language skills. JSP students will study in classes with E-track students, who are regular full-time students at TIU.

Combined with a homestay and other tutoring services available on campus, your language ability will advance rapidly and comprehensively. Students already possessing advanced Japanese-language abilities may apply to take regular courses taught in Japanese.

Courses are offered at various levels, from beginner to advanced. Your level will be determined by a placement test designed to find a course that is the perfect fit for you:

  • For very beginner level, we offer Elementary Japanese 1A and 1B. These courses are 4 credits each and are offered on a quarter basis. 1A is offered in the first quarter and 1B is offered in the second quarter. These are intensive classes averaging 200 minutes per day, 4 days per week.
  • For other levels, we offer 4-credit Elementary to Advanced Japanese courses and 2-credit Upper Advanced and Business Japanese courses. Classes run on a semester basis, with 100-minute daily sessions four days a week for 4-credit courses and two days a week for 2-credit courses.

Japanese Language Courses at TIU
Japanese Language CoursesCreditsPrerequisites
Elementary Japanese 1A*4
Elementary Japanese 1B* 4Elementary Japanese 1A
Elementary Japanese 24
Intermediate Japanese 14
Intermediate Japanese 24
Advanced Japanese 14
Advanced Japanese 24
Upper-Advanced Japanese 
(Only in Spring)
Business Japanese
(Only in Fall)

*Courses offered on a quarter basis. Course “A” offered in the first quarter, “B” in the second quarter.

The below table describes the level of the courses in reference to CEFR / JLPT:

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR Global scale

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR Global scale

JLPT equivalencies are based on the following Japan Foundation Japanese Education Standard Survey: Relation between JFS-based evaluation and JLPT pass or fail determination (2017)

Jazmin Martinez | ArizonaJazmin

I’ve grown an incredible amount in my Japanese and I owe it to the amazing teachers at TIU for making it a fun and fulfilling experience.