Welcome to the Indiana University Japanese Language Program Website
What you can expect from our program
Students who have completed the two-year language requirement should be able to function in daily situations in Japan. By the end of the third year (required for majors), students will be able to start to handle authentic materials. By the end of the fourth year, students are expected to have confidence when handling any modern materials.
Student Organizations and Activities
The EALC Japanese Program and the IU Intensive English Program (IEP) have created a new opportunity for Japanese language learners to converse with fellow learners and native Japanese speakers. Since the fall of 2009 the Japanese/English Conversation Table (JECT) has been meeting weekly. In 2016-2017, JECT will meet every Friday from 4:00 to 5:30pm in Global and International Studies Building, room 1106.
JSA Facebook Page
Anime Club Facebook Page
Japanese Language Program News
Japanese Movie Night
10/20/2016Japanese Movie Night: Ju-on: The Grudge"
October 28, Friday, 7:00pm @ GA 0001
Japanese Language Program Facebook & Twitter
2015-2016 Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter
4/29/2016The Department of EALC has nominated five graduating seniors for membership in the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS). The JNHS was established by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in Japanese Language Study. The Inductees for 2015-2016 JNHS-CC are Ying Wang, Hanqi Tang, Zeying Yang, and Cael Dant. おめでとうございます！
3/3/2016Ms. Chiaki Tokiwa, the Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator from the Japan-America Society of Indiana, presented the history and different types of kimono (Japanese traditional cloth), and how to put it on. After the presentation, participants enjoyed wearing Yukata (casual kimono for summer).
2014-2015 Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter
1/22/2015Two graduating seniors, Alexander Bement and Francine Critchlow, were inducted into the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) in December. The JNHS was established by the Association of Japanese Teachers to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in Japanese language study.
2013-2014 Japanese National Honor Society-College Chapter
5/7/2014The EALC department has nominated five graduating seniors for membership in the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS). The JNHS was established by the Association of Japanese Teachers to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in Japanese language study. The inductees for 2013-2014 JNHS-CC are Calley Ault, Bryn Schweda, Bree Storey, Molly Watanabe and Lindsey Wilson.
Annual JNHS High School Student Visit to IU Bloomington
8/6/201310 Japanese language students from IU were paired with Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) students from Bloomington High School (BHS) North for the annual JNHS High School Student Visit to IU. The November visit not only familiarizes JNHS students with IU’s Japanese Program and postsecondary Japanese language education in general, but also provides IU students an opportunity to mentor and practice the language with talented high school Japanese language students. IU students share their experiences studying Japanese at the college-level with the honor society students, take them to Japanese classes, and show them around campus. This year participants gathered at a Japanese restaurant to have lunch together, where they also met Misako Matsubara, the IU Japanese Program senior lecturer, Keiko Kuriyama, assistant professor and IU Japanese Language Program coordinator, and Molly Jeon, Japanese and ESL teacher at BHS North.