Japanese Language Courses

8 credits of Japanese language courses are a requirement for all JSP students. The Japanese language courses are opportunities to enhance your skills, offering more student-teacher interaction and focus than most university courses.   Depending on your course, classes run up to 3 hours in the morning, 4 days a week.

Courses are offered at various levels of Japanese, 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.


Japanese Language Courses

Category
Course Title(s)
Credits
Course Level
(Japanese Ability)
A
Elementary Japanese 1
8
JLPT N5
(Lower Beginner)
B
Elementary Japanese 2
8
JLPT N4
(Upper Beginner)
C
Intermediate Japanese 1
Japanese Language Seminar (A / B)*
8
~ JLPT N3
(Lower Intermediate)
D
Intermediate Japanese 2
Japanese Language Seminar (A / B)*
8
JLPT N3 ~
(Upper Intermediate)

E
Business Japanese
Upper-Advanced Japanese
Japanese Language Seminar (A / B)*
8
JLPT N2 ~ N1
(Advanced)

Regarding the Japanese Language Seminar (A / B)* :

This is a small-sized class offered only for JSP students. Because
of the small class size, the students can receive more personalized instruction
corresponding to their Japanese levels. Japanese Language Seminar “A” will be held in the spring semester, “B” will be held in the fall semester.


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 (E) may apply to take external courses taught in Japanese.
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 (E) may apply to take external courses taught in Japanese.

  • Curriculum requirement
  • Japanese classes: 3 hours a day, 4 days a week, 168 total in-class hours
  • Classes with regular TIU students offer plenty of chances to make new friends and practice Japanese together!
  • Classes for all levels
  • TIU elective classes with Japanese peers open for advanced speakers

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.