Japanese Language Education Course

Japanese Language Education Course, Secondary Education

Junior and senior high school teachers with strong practical skills in areas such as student guidance

The Secondary Education Course strives to cultivate primary school teachers who have a broad perspective and strong liberal arts background, as well as knowledge and skills related to primary and junior high school education, an excellent ability to provide instruction in their area of expertise, and the ability to teach in light of the cooperation between primary and junior high school. Students will, after taking their liberal arts and fundamental classes, study subjects related to the teaching profession, will gain knowledge and skills related to school safety and crisis management, and will deepen their study in the specialized fields in their course.

Prospective Students

  • Individuals who have adequately acquired fundamental knowledge and skills in subjects they took in high school.
  • Individuals who have a strong ambition to acquire the practical educational skills needed to become a junior or senior high school teacher, focusing on the Japanese language.
  • Individuals who have a strong desire to work in the teaching profession, and who can maintain the interest in their field.
  • Individuals who have a sense of mission and passion to be involved in the growth of children.
  • Individuals interested in acquiring skills to communicate with people of diverse ages.
  • Individuals familiar with or interested in schools and education based on their own school experience.

Educational Goals 1

From basics to advanced, from learner to instructor/teacher

Students will take classes starting from the basics to more advanced courses, beginning with introductory classes and moving through advanced lectures and seminars in Japanese language, Japanese literature, Chinese literature, and Japanese language pedagogy. Our course trains future teachers who master methods of instruction through classes of Japanese language teaching pedagogy and a teaching practicum, and who are capable of supporting students based on what they have learned.

Educational Goals 2

Active learning in small classes

Instruction/Guidance is provided with a maximum of eight students per faculty member. Support is provided to freshmen for school observation, to juniors for their teaching practicum and seminars, and to seniors for a supplementary teaching practicum and senior thesis supervision. Senior thesis supervision provided to juniors and seniors creates opportunities for students to present their research findings and cultivates their abilities to express themselves.

Educational Goals 3

Japanese language education from an international perspective

We invite (Japanese) language education researchers from overseas to hold a Comparative Japanese Language Education Symposium biennially, to facilitate the exchange of information and new knowledge related to international (Japanese) language education.

Areas of Study

Japanese Literature (classical literature, modern literature, children’s literature)
Japanese Language (expression and dialectology)
Japanese Language Education (comparative (Japanese) language education, media education, literature education)