|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
Masae YASUDA (International Student Center)
The International Student Center will offer a "Technical Japanese Program" to overseas students who expect to attain a sufficient degree of proficiency in technical Japanese. The Technical Japanese B course is especially intended for students who have studied basic social science or culture. The objective of this course is to equip students with the basic skills required for reading technical papers written in Japanese and for communicating with public officers and company employees in municipal offices and companies.
The topic of this course will be gCurrent Social and Cultural Topics in Japan" which mainly concerns the city, such as city problems, city policy and administration.
The course is designed for students who have taken Japanese instruction to at least the second year college level. The instruction is given mostly in plain and simple Japanese.
We would like to encourage all students of intermediate and advanced level Japanese, to join either the Technical Japanese A or Technical Japanese B course.
There is no assigned textbook. Reading materials will be distributed in class.
"Technical Japanese B: Part I" is scheduled for 15 weeks (90min./ week). The study components are designed with the following goals in mind.
(1) To acquire a basic knowledge of technical Japanese
(Practice for understanding basic technical words)
(2) To read and comprehend Japanese literature
(To gain an understanding of current topics in Japanese society and culture)
(3) To understand the social and cultural background of Japan through short-visit-program studies
(Training in communication with public officers and company employees in municipal offices and companies)
Visits to a traditional castle or temple, research institutes and companies on field trips are planned. During these visits, students can apply their acquired technical knowledge as well as Japanese skills in practical situations. In the classroom, experiences on field trips are reviewed by making oral presentations, holding discussions in Japanese and preparing reports using a Japanese word-processor.
Participation in class 20%
Final written examination 30%
Final oral examination 20%
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