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Applied Japanese Language Program

Program Overview

Do you like Japanese Music and Literature? Would you love to learn more about Japanese culture and society? Then the “ Applied Japanese Language" program is the choice for you!

Around the world, more than 128 million people speak Japanese as their mother tongue. A sound grasp of the Japanese language will provide you with insights into modern institutions, traditional practices, and lived experiences from an insider perspective. Japanese is one of the world’s 15 most commonly used languages. A cultural treasure-trove, the country is also a major global economic power. The current globe is now more connected than ever, thus speaking multiple languages unlocks genuine opportunities across several fields.

Over the past 150 years, Japan has experienced change at a breakneck pace but has retained its fascinating cultural heritage. Studying with us allows you to develop linguistic and analytical skills, to engage critically with this dynamic society.

The Japanese Language Student-Centered Program at GU offers students various opportunities to study the Japanese language and culture across the curriculum. These include language courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

The Japanese Language Program is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Its mission is to bring students of various backgrounds to the point of communicative competence in Japanese and to equip them with the linguistics skills and cultural knowledge necessary to further pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals.

The combination of language proficiency, intercultural competence, and international experiences in this program provides students with a distinct advantage in employment opportunities and reliable knowledge in science and technology

Degree Requirements

To graduate this program , you will need to study 128 credit hours, these are classified in 3 different levels as follows:

  1. University Requirements include a total of 20 Credit Hours, divided into 14 Credit Hours  for 7 mandatory courses and 6 Credit Hours for 3 elective courses.
  2. Faculty Requirements include a total of 24 Credit Hours, divided into 15 Credit Hours  for 5 mandatory courses and 9 Credit Hours for 3 elective courses.
  3. Specialized Requirements include a total of 84 Credit Hours, divided into 60 Credit Hours for 20 mandatory courses and 24 Credit Hours for 8 elective courses.

The Applied Japanese Language (Translation Track)  provides students with a clear understanding and historical overview of the Japanese culture, traditions and norms,  along with a high level of proficiency in the Japanese written and spoken language. The program also enables students to function effectively in cross-cultural contexts, and to contribute meaningfully to the global challenges of today’s world.

When you learn Japanese, you’ll have less competition in opportunities available in different fields, such as business, social sciences, humanities, technology, translation, journalism and tourism. If you want to be a translator for the government or a language services provider, your competition is lower when you speak Japanese compared to other more commonly taught languages.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reads different texts correctly according to the rules of phonetics.

  • Explains literary currents in Japanese language.

  • Identifies the specialized terms in Japanese language, literature and translation.

  • Writes research according to the rules of scientific research.

  • Uses different Japanese dictionaries.

  • Writes an article in Japanese language or the second foreign language.

  • Translates various texts from multiple fields.

  • Identifies basic knowledge in the fields of literary editing.

Potential Career Opportunities

The wide range of skills, our students will acquire from our program, including speaking, translating, analyzing, and understanding cultural aspects of Japan will give them the edge in a range of careers, both in Egypt and Japan.

Our graduates can work as:

  • Translators.
  • Interpreters.
  • Flight Attendants.
  • Touristic Guides.
  • Teachers.

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