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Introduction to Japanese Courses and Program

Jun 4, 2018  点击:

Introduction to Japanese Program


The Japanese program aims to foster high-level talents in Japanese by having them become proficient in Japanese communication, broaden their horizon, and become efficient in management.


Upon graduation, students are expected to master Japanese language and become skilled in the professional world. They will possess fluent Japanese listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translation skills. They will have good communication, strong critical thinking skills, and creativity in relation to their field. They will also have good humanistic characteristics, strong practical ability, adaptability, and social responsibility. They can comprehensively apply their knowledge and skills in areas like international trade, education and culture while working in the positions of translation, international communication, business and management.


The Japanese program has opened these following courses:

  •   Basic Japanese

  •   Japanese Conversation

  •   Japanese Listening

  •   Practicum

  •   Extracurricular Practice

  •   Advanced Japanese

  •   Translation Theory and Practice

  •   Business Japanese

  •   Business Communication and Negotiation

  •   Introduction to Japan

  •   Japanese Writing

  •   Japanese Newspaper Reading

  •   Japanese Sociolinguistics

  •   Japanese Lexicology  

  •   Japanese Literature History

  •   Japanese Literary Work Appreciation

  •   Japanese Cultural History

  •   Japanese Reading

  •   Japanese Watching, Listening and Speaking

  •   Japanese Public Speaking and Debating

  •   Japanese Comprehensive Skills Development

  •   Japanese Grammar

  •   Japanese Interpreting

  •   Japanese Translation

  •   Field Trip

  •   Japanese Listening Skills Practice

  •   Japanese Film Dubbing and Subtitle Translation

  •   Japanese Cultural Practice

  •   Japanese Poem Composition

  •   Japanese Drama Script Writing and Performing

  •   Japanese Extracurricular Reading and Report

  •   Graduation Internship and Graduation Project

  •   International Communication

  •   Japanese Frontier Discipline Lectures

  •   Introduction to Japanese Literature

  •   Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

  •   Academic Writing and Research Methods

  •   Business Document Writing

  •   Financial Japanese

  •   History of Sino-Japan Relations

  •   Introduction to Japanese and Chinese Business Law

  •   Japanese Economy

  •   Principles of Management

  •   Cross-cultural Communication

  •   English Trade Correspondence



Introduction to Japanese Program


At Jiangnan University, Japanese has been taught since the early 1980s, but it was not until 2002 that the Department of Japanese was developed. Since then, the department has worked diligently to bring high standards to its programs and students.


At present, the department has 20 teachers. They include 3 associate professors, 13 lecturers, and 4 teachers from Japan. 7 teachers have doctoral degrees, 70% of whom have an overseas doctorate. In recent years, aside from perfectly completing the teaching tasks, the department faculty has been active in academic research and made great achievements. The department has hosted 6 provincial-level and above projects and various research projects. Every year, the department faculty publish a great number of research papers in national and international journals, academic monographs, and course books.


The program’s main courses include Advanced Japanese, Japanese Writing, Translation Theory and Practice, Business Japanese, Business Communication and Negotiation, Introduction to Japan etc.


In 2015, 6% of the graduates have studied abroad for further study while 21% did postgraduate studies at famous universities in China. The program graduates mostly will work in organizations such as the international trade department and companies in the Yangtze River Delta; foreign businesses; multinational companies; governments of all levels; international departments of companies and governments; universities and colleges; middle schools and primary schools, etc. They will work in the areas of foreign economics and trade, business management, Japanese translation and teaching etc.


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