Japanese education suitable for students' level
* 80% of students pass the JLPT N1 level after completion of the courses.
You can receive three credits from the general course, level 1 to level 6, and one credit from the remaining courses and classes. In addition, the class level will be determined by a placement test (written examination and interview) for new students and results of the previous semester for continuing students.
Importance of taking Japanese courses
Japanese Proficiency LevelsCourse names, Japanese proficiency levels, number of kanji, and equivalent JLPT levels after taking each course are shown in the table below.
Proficiency in Japanese
|Can understand academic lectures or specialized books about various topics such as politics, economy, society, culture, and philosophy. Can discuss, make a presentation and write a report about a similar theme, using four skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) appropriately. (Over 2000 Kanji)|
|Can understand academic and current topics such as documentaries, newspapers and articles. Can make an academic presentation based on an interview or survey and then write a logical report in appropriate academic format. (About 2000 Kanji)||N1|
|Can understand opinions or claims of academic or current topics. Can discuss or make a presentation about a similar theme. Can also collect and arrange information and then write a short report showing student’s own opinions and claims. (About 1500 Kanji)||JLPT
|Can understand most topics about social or cultural themes, including abstract matters and can discuss or make a presentation about a similar theme. Can also collect, compare, and organize information into a simple report or a presentation. (About 1200 Kanji)||JLPT
|Can talk or make a formal speech about familiar topics using appropriate language that matches the situation and the person you are talking to. Can make an outline of a text, and write a short explanation, as well as express personal opinions. (About 1000 Kanji)|
|Can understand topics about daily scene and situation. Can read and write a short text taking note of the situation, the person you are talking to, and differences between written and spoken language. (About 700 Kanji)||N3|
|Can understand most daily conversations and simple texts. Can explain or write a short composition about familiar topics, such as family and hometown. (About 500 Kanji)||N4|
|Can understand simple instructions and conversations. Can speak and write about familiar or personal topics in simple Japanese. (About 200 Kanji, All Hiragana & Katakana)||N5|