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Department of Applied Japanese

Department of Applied Japanese
Contact Info
Department of Applied Japanese
Tel: 886-5-226-7125 ext. 61602
Fax: 886-5-206-7240
E-Mail: DAJ@wfu.edu.tw


Introduction
Teaching Objectives:

The department plans to cultivate students with fluency in Japanese and capabilities in Japanese tourism.

Teaching Faculty:

The department teaching faculty consists of 24 teachers, in which 8 native and part-time teachers are included.

Japanese Internships:

The department has signed up collaboration contracts with Ooyama Yume Koubou where students can practice internships during every summer and winter vacation.

International Interactions:

The department recruits overseas study groups, partially sponsored by the school, to our sister Japanese schools during every summer and winter vacation.

Teaching Facilities:

The department facilitates “Japanese Self-study Center,” “Japanese Activities House,” “Introduction to Tourism Classroom” and “Live Japanese Classroom” with a variety of Japanese books, magazines, dictionaries, comics, online interactive Japanese learning websites, Japanese cable TV programs, Sing-and-Learn Japanese DJ system (up to 30000 Japanese songs) and Japanese Wii Interactive Video Games.

Student Activities:

The department holds various activities each semester, such as Corporation Visiting, Employment Conferences, Japanese Speech and Read-out Contests, Japanese Culture Week, Japanese Drama Contest, One-Hundred-Men Collaboration Japanese Song Contest, Department Sports Contest, Flowing-Water Noodle, Japanese Song Contest, Japanese Tea Manners Convention, Making Japanese Rice Ball, and Making Japanese Mochi, etc.

Future Career Scheme for students:

After graduation from the department, students can choose advanced domestic or overseas studies in Japanese or other commercial or leisure activities related graduate schools, or serve as Japanese business assistant, secretary, tourist guide, tourist group leader, or Japanese translator.

Programs for Students to Acquire Japanese Related Certificates:
  1. To train students with Japanese skills well enough to pass Japanese Proficiency Tests, Level One or Two when they graduate from the department.
  2. To guide and assist students in attending various Japanese proficiency tests and acquiring professional certificates in Tourist Guide and/or Group Leader.
Research Focus
  1. Japanese Education
  2. Japanese Literature
  3. Japanese Linguistics
  4. Tourism Industry
  5. Oral and Written Japanese Translation
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