The main feature of curriculum design is to help students acquire good command of Japanese language in order to enhance their ability of “cross-cultural communication,” “problem solving,” “basic occupational skill,” and “core professional skill.” In response to the needs of the society and industry we cultivate students to become qualified personnel with proactive thinking ability and global perspective. To enhance students’ professional skills, we encourage them to pass various licensing tests and to take up internships in a variety of business environment.
During the first and second years emphasis will be put on listening, speaking, reading and writing trainings, whereas the third and fourth years will provide various optional courses on Japanese society, culture, economy, business, and politics. Students can choose from translation, teaching and business courses as their core field according to their respective interests. In the fourth year, all students are required to take graduation thesis course. Through oral presentation and discussion in the small group training, students will be likely equipped with fluent speaking ability, critical thinking, and analytic ability. On top of professional Japanese language training, English courses are the other emphasis of the curriculum in order to fulfill the educational goal of bilingualism.
Two-year Supplementary College
Besides continuing language training, the two-year supplementary college program aims to enrich students’ understanding of the culture, politics, and business-administration in Japan so that they can become professional personnel dealing in business, mass media, translation and tourism. Written translation, oral interpretation, teaching method, tourism, and cross-country industrial and commercial comparasion between Japanese and Taiwan are also included in the curriculum.
Five-year Junior College
Courses are designed to cultivate Japanese experts with listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating abilities. The curriculum design of the first three years put emphasis on the basic training of Japanese, as well as English for the purpose of bilingualism. On top of the language training, the fourth and fifth year courses will extend to professional subjects on Japanese culture, politics and economy, including courses of translation, tourism, media news and culture in Japan.