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Intensive Japanese Study Program 「Japanese Immersion Program」

Japanese Immersion Program

The Intensive Japanese Study Program Japanese Immersion Program will be added to APU’s language classes. The goal of the program is to provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society through interaction with people in the local community and various events while rapidly improving their Japanese language skills.

Information Session

Details will be notified via Campus Terminal.
Please come to the session if you are interested in learning Japanese.

Program Details
Program Dates

Monday, February 17, 2020 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Program Fee

Details will be notified via Campus Terminal.

Course Classes
  1. Standard Class (Pre-Advanced Japanese Level)
    Through teaming up with Beppu volunteer guides and participate in developing regional planning for the local communities, we aim to improve the participant's Japanese language skills and promote the understanding of Japanese culture and society.
  2. Advanced Class (Advanced Japanese Level)
    Through interactions with the residents in the Kannawa region, in addition to the improvement of the participant's Japanese language skills, we aim to promote mutual understanding of Japanese culture and society while also acquire skills that are useful to society.
Eligibility

(Undergraduate students) 1st – 7th Semester Students
(Graduate students) 1st – 3rd Semester Master Students

Additional eligibility requirements for each course are shown below.
Course Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
English-basis
(native speakers excluded)
Japanese-basis
International Students
Master’s Degree Students
(native speakers excluded)
Standard
Course
  • Enrolled in Intermediate Japanese
  • Passed (or exempt from) Intermediate Japanese, not registered for Pre-Advanced Japanese

Students who want to improve their Japanese skills.

* Divided into Standard or Advanced course based on interview results

  • Currently enrolled or passed Japanese Communication IV
  • Passed JLPT N3 or above

* Divided into Standard or Advanced course based on interview results.

Advanced Course
  • Enrolled in Pre-Advanced Japanese
  • Passed (or exempt from) Pre-Advanced Japanese

* Students who wish to participate in job hunting or attend other programs during this program are not allowed to apply.
* Students currently enrolled in Intermediate / Pre-Advanced Japanese or Japanese Communication IV who fail those classes due to their attendance are not allowed to participate in the program.

Class Sizes

25 Students per Class
The class will be cancelled if there are less than five registered students.

Screening

Applicants will be screened based on their submitted essays (from the online application) as well as the results of their interview.

Exemption from Japanese language classes
  • Students whose working proficiency in the Japanese language has improved can take an exam to exempt them from taking Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese which are held during the course of the program.
  • Students who pass the exemption exam during the program will be exempted from either Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese, or both, for the following semester.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in or who have completed Advanced Japanese are ineligible to take the exam.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese and receive an F grade for those courses will have their exemptions cancelled.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply for exemption.
Application Handbook

Details will be notified via Campus Terminal.

How to Apply

Access the application survey at the following URL.
The survey will be available during the application period.

(Application Period:Dec 16(Mon), 2019 - Jan 7(Tue), 16:30, 2020)
The application URL will be notified via Campus Terminal.

* It is not necessary to attend the guidance session to apply.

AY 2019 Program Schedule
Event AY 2019 Fall Semester
Announcement of Program Beginning of December
Application Period Dec 16(Mon), 2019 - Jan 7(Tue), 16:30, 2020
Information Session December - January
Interviews Mid January
Results Notification Late January
Deadline for payment of program fee Early February
Program Events (4 weeks) Feb 17(Mon) - Mar 11(Wed), 2020
Grades Released June 2020, Grade Correction Period 2
Note: Grades will be shown as AY 2019 FA Courses

* Details will be notified via Campus Terminal.

Contact Information

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Academic Office (Closed Dec 27 – Jan 5)
Coordinators: Academic Office Okada, Zaitsu
TEL: 0977-78-1101 (Open:10:00~16:30)
FAX: 0977-78-1102
E-mail: cleac@apu.ac.jp


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