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Study at Nara University of Education

  • 1.International student study programs
  • 2.Activity reports

1.International student study programs

Nara University of Education offers an undergraduate major program(4 years), a Master Course(2 years) for all students and a special program(1 year) only for international students.

We also hold international exchange activities to encourage interaction between Japanese and international students.

Regular curriculums

▼Faculty of Education

  • outline
  • classes for international students

●Japanese

<Spring semester>

「Japanese Ⅰ」


「Japanese Ⅱ」


「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ (Reading)」


「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ (Composition)」


「Reading of Japanese Theses」

(N1) academic writing skills


(N1) academic reading and summarization skills


(N3-N2) reading literature



(N3-N2) report writing skill



4 skills fusion study

<Autumn semester>

「Japanese Ⅰ」


「Japanese Ⅱ」


「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ (Reading)」


「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ (Composition)」


「Practical Japanese Communication」

(N1) academic writing skills


(N1) academic reading and summarization skills


(N3-N2) reading literature



(N3-N2) report writing skill



(N3) oral expression skill

●Japanese culture

<Spring semester>

  • A View of Modern Japanese
  • Comparative Culture
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics Ⅰ
  • Reading of Japanese Theses(Culture)

<Autumn semester>

  • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics Ⅱ
  • History of Japanese Culture
  • Japanese View on Religion

Please check the link below for more details about classes

http://www.nara-edu.ac.jp/ADMIN/KYOUMU/syllabus/2019/KmkkbnIchiran_0_0.html

▼Graduate School of Education

  • outline
  • classes for international students
    • Japanese supplementary classes (fusion Japanese) 2 classes a week *no credit

<Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship program>

▼Teacher Training Students Program

  1. Aim of the course
    • ①To expand your knowledge in your specialized field
    • ②To deepen your understanding of Japanese and Japanese culture
  2. Period of the course
    • April ~ March in the next year
  3. Requirements for completion of the course
    • ①Taking classes designated by your adviser
    • ②Writing a report when you finish the program
    • ③Participating the events included in the program
  4. Outline of Classes
    • ●Japanes language & Culture classes
      <Spring semester, Autumn semester>

      • Japanese language (2 classes a week)
      • Japanese Culture
  5. Cultural / Social activities
    • Study trip (single day / overnight)
    • Appreciations of traditional performances (Bunraku, Kabuki, Sumo)
File Name Language Download
2019 Teacher Training Students "Course Guide" Japanese
2019 Teacher Training Students "Course Guide List" Japanese
2019 Teacher Training Students "Course Guide" English
2019 Teacher Training Students "Course Guide List" English

▼Japanese Studies Student Program (Nikkensei)

  1. Aim of the course
    • ①Through the program...
      • To improve your Japanese skills
      • To deepen your understanding of Japanese and Japanese culture
    • ②To obtain knowledge and strategies for your Japanese language learning and Japanese language / Japanese culture study after you come back your home country.
  2. Period of the course
    • October ~ August in the next year
  3. Requirements for completion of the course
    • ①Taking more than 12 classes in a year
    • ②Writing a report when you finish the program
    • ③Participating in compulsory study excursions
  4. Outline of Classes
    • Please check the link below for more details about classes.
      http://www.nara-edu.ac.jp/ADMIN/KYOUMU/syllabus/2019/KmkkbnIchiran_0_0.html
    • ●Japanese

      <Autumn semester>

      Course Title Contents

      JLPT-1
      Level

      「Japanese Ⅰ」

      「Japanese Ⅱ」

      (N1) academic writing skills

      (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

      JLPT-2
      Level

      「Japanese Ⅰ」

      「Japanese Ⅱ」

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
      (Reading)」

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
      (Composition)」

      (N1) academic writing skills

      (N1) academic reading and summarization skills  

      (N3-N2) reading literature


      (N3-N2) report writing skill

      JLPT-N3
      Level

      「Practical Japanese Communication」

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
      (Reading)」

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
      (Composition)」

      (N3) oral expression skill

      (N3-N2) reading literature


      (N3-N2) report writing skill

      Intermediate
      Level

      「Intermediate Japanese ①」

      「Intermediate Japanese ②」

      「Practical Japanese Communication」

      Basic - Intermediate fusion Japanese

      (N3) oral expression skill

      <Spring semester>

      Course Title Contents

      JLPT-1 Level

      「Japanese Ⅰ」

      「Japanese Ⅱ」

      (N1) academic writing skills

      (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

      JLPT-2 Level

      「Japanese Ⅰ」

      ※「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
      (Reading)」

      ※「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
      (Composition)」

      「Japanese Ⅱ」

      「Reading of Japanese Theses」

      (N1) academic writing skills

      (N3-N2) reading literature


      (N3-N2) report writing skill


      (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

      4 skills fusion study

      JLPT-N3 Level

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
      (Reading)」

      「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
      (Composition)」

      「Academic Reading in Japanese」

      (N3-N2) reading literature


      (N3-N2) report writing skill


      4 skills fusion study

    • ●Japanese Culture

      <Autumn semester>

      • History of Japanese Culture
      • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics Ⅱ
      • Japanese View on Religion

      <Spring semester>

      • Comparative Culture
      • A View of Modern Japanese
      • Intercultural Understanding
      • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics
      • Reading of Japanese Theses

      • *Japanese language classes are set based on the result of the placement test.
      • *With teacher's permission you have the choice to take some Japanese student oriented classes. We strongly recommend you to attend them from spring semester for effective learning.
      • *Language classes such as Chinese, Korean, French, English are offered as a 1 year program (from April) for Japanese students. Therefore you cannot acquire their credits.
  5. cultural / social activities
    • Study trip (single day / overnight)
    • Appreciations of traditional performances (Bunraku、Kabuki、Sumo)
File Name Language Download
2019 Japanese Studies Student Program "Course Guide" Japanese / English

International exchange students program

▼International exchange students program(U.S.A)

  1. Aim of the course
    1. ①Through the program...
      • To acquire basic Japanese knowledge
      • To deepen your understanding of Japanese culture
    2. ②To obtain knowledge and strategies for your Japanese language learning and Japanese language / Japanese culture understanding after you come back your home country.
  2. Period of the course
    • <one semester> September ~ December
    • <Two semester> September ~ July in the next year
  3. Requirements for completion of the course
    1. ①Taking designated classes in the program
    2. ②Writing a report when you finish the program
    3. ③Participating in compulsory study excursions
  4. Outline of Classes

    <autumn semester>

    • Basic Japanese A
    • Basic Japanese B
    • Japanese supplementary classes
    • A view of modern Japanese
    • Japanese culture

    <spring semester>

    • Intermediate Japanese A
    • Intermediate Japanese B
    • Japanese supplementary classes
    • A view of modern Japanese
    • History of Japanese culture

  5. cultural / social activities
    • Study trip(single day / overnight)
    • Appreciations of traditional performances (Bunraku、Kabuki、Sumo)

You can download the Guidelines for applicants 2019 from the link belowPDF

▼International exchange students program(Hong Kong Institute of Education)

Please check the detail by the Guidelines

You can download the Guidelines for applicants 2019 from the link belowPDF

▼International exchange students program(Others)

  1. Aim of the course
    1. ①Through the program...
      • To improve your Japanese skills
      • To deepen your understanding of Japanese culture
    2. ②To obtain knowledge and strategies for your Japanese language learning and Japanese language / Japanese culture study after you come back your home country.
  2. Period of the course
    • October ~ August in the next year
  3. Requirements for completion of the course
    1. ①Taking more than 12 classes in a year
    2. ②Writing a report when you finish the program
    3. ③Participating in compulsory study excursions
  4. Outline of Classes

    Please check the link below for more details about classes.

    http://www.nara-edu.ac.jp/ADMIN/KYOUMU/syllabus/2019/KmkkbnIchiran_0_0.html

    ●Japanese

    <Autumn semester>

    Course Title Contents

    JLPT-1
    Level

    「JapaneseⅠ」

    「JapaneseⅡ」

    (N1) academic writing skills

    (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

    JLPT-2
    Level

    「JapaneseⅠ」

    「JapaneseⅡ」

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
    (Reading)」

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
    (Composition)」

    (N1) academic writing skills

    (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

    (N3-N2) reading literature


    (N3-N2) report writing skill

    JLPT-N3
    Level

    「Practical Japanese Communication」

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
    (Reading)」

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅰ
    (Composition)」

    (N3) oral expression skill

    (N3-N2) reading literature


    (N3-N2) report writing skill

    Intermediate
    Level

    「Intermediate Japanese ①」

    「Intermediate Japanese ②」

    「Practical Japanese Communication」

    Basic - Intermediate fusion Japanese

    (N3) oral expression skill

    <Spring semester>

    Course Title Contents

    JLPT-1 Level

    「JapaneseⅠ」

    「JapaneseⅡ」

    (N1) academic writing skills

    (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

    JLPT-2 Level

    「JapaneseⅠ」

    ※「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
    (Reading)」

    ※「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
    (Composition)」

    「JapaneseⅡ」

    「Reading of Japanese Theses」

    (N1) academic writing skills

    (N3-N2) reading literature


    (N3-N2) report writing skill


    (N1) academic reading and summarization skills

    4 skills fusion study

    JLPT-N3 Level

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
    (Reading)」

    「Seminar of Japanese Language Ⅱ
    (Composition)」

    「Reading of Japanese Theses」

    (N3-N2) reading literature


    (N3-N2) report writing skill


    4 skills fusion study

    ●Japanese Culture

    <Autumn semester>

    • History of Japanese Culture
    • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics Ⅱ
    • Japanese View on Religion

    <Spring semester>

    • Comparative Culture
    • A View of Modern Japanese
    • Intercultural Understanding
    • Comparison of Cultural Linguistics Ⅰ
    • Reading of Japanese Theses (Culture)

    • * Japanese language classes are set based on the result of the placement test.
    • * With teacher's permisson you have the choice to take some Japanese student oriented classes. We strongly recommend you to attend them from spring semester for effective learning.
    • * Language classes such as Chinese, Korean, French, English are offeredas a 1 year program (from April) for Japanese students. Therefore you cannotacquire their credits.

  5. Cultural / Social activities
    • Study trip (single day / overnight)
    • Appreciations of traditional performances (Bunraku, Kabuki, Sumo)

You can download the Guidelines for applicants 2019 from the link belowPDF

International exchange activities

International exchange events(in every other month)

Through holding an event once a month, we provide opportunities to cultural exchange between Japanese and international students. (We went out to hiking, field trip and festival in Nara, and experienced rice planting harvesting and making rice-cake)

 

Nakkyon's café

International students and Japanese students can join a gathering hosed by a "volunteer support office" in "Teacher education center for future generation" and International student.

For inquires : International Exchange Office

For inquires

Student Affairs Section - Nara University of Education 

2.Activity reports (Japanese version only)

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

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