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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 the Language Table Room of the Center for Language Technology and Instructional Enrichment (CeLTIE) in Ballantine Hall, room 106. Participants meet for one hour, speaking Japanese for the first 30 minutes and English for the second 30 minutes. The fall 2012 schedule is as follows:
Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: first- and second-year Japanese students and lower-level IEP students
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: third- and fourth-year Japanese students and upper-level IEP studentsYoshino Albin(5:00 - 6:00) and Marie Kosakowski (6:00 - 7:00) will facilitate JECT. All Japanese language students are welcome to attend.
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Japanese Language Program News
Two EALC students successfully complete the Doshisha program
9/28/2012Hanako Gavia (EALC) and James Willson (Classical Studies, Greek, and EALC) came back from Doshisha University this academic year. They have successfully completed the program at Doshisha for the 2011-2012 academic year. James is planning on graduating in May, 2013. Hanako is planning on graduating in May, 2014.
Business Japanese Course Mock Job Interview leads to Real Job Offer
7/6/2012Nic Newby, a graduate student in the School of Education and former J313 Business Japanese student, was recently hired by Mirwec Film Inc., a Japanese owned company located in Bloomington. As one of their final course projects this past spring, students in J313 participated in a mock job interview conducted by two employees from Mirwec. After the moc interview, Mirwec invited Nic to come in for a real interview, which eventually led to a real job offer. Nic has completed four Japanese courses at IUB (J301, J302, J313 and J401). He will start working at the company after he graduates from IU in December.
Two EALC Students are off to Kyoto, Japan
6/01/2012Bree Story (EALC) and Molly Watanabe (EALC) have been admitted to Doshisha University as exchange students for the 2012-2013 academic year. They will be studying in Kyoto, Japan starting in September of 2012.
2011-2012 Japanese National Honor Society-College Chapter
The EALC department has nominated six 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 2011-2012 JNHS-CC are Mariko Cook, Andrew Johnson, Elizabeth Jones, Emmalee Shover, Alexandra Jacobsen, and Bethany Muncy.
J313 Business Japanese Students Visit Film Company in Bloomington
Students in J313 visited Mirwec Film, Inc. in Bloomington during the spring of 2012. Located at 601 Liberty Drive, the company manufactures capacitor grade films. After taking a tour of the facilities, students listened to a presentation by company CEO and president, Yoshinari Yasui. Mr. Yasui travels from Japan once a month to visit his Bloomington company.