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Japanese Language Teaching [Graduate Certificate]

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The Graduate Certificate in Japanese Language Teaching program is designed to assist applicants in attaining the equivalent of an advanced level of proficiency in the Japanese language, as well as to improve teaching effectiveness in different teaching/learning settings, including Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) and Japanese as a heritage language (JHL).

Program Admission

Graduate School Application

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Applicants in this graduate certificate program must demonstrate at least an intermediate-high level of Japanese proficiency using the ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview or Level 3 of the Japanese Proficiency Test developed by the Japan Foundation, or equivalent.
  • Submit a copy of the Japanese Teaching Certification or Departmental permission.
  • Submit a statement of reasons for pursuing this certificate

Conditional admission may be granted to candidates evidencing deficiencies in Japanese proficiency. Such candidates must complete deficiency courses including, but not limited to, JPNE 343 - Japanese Composition JPNE 344 - Japanese Conversation , and JPNE 444 - Advanced Japanese Conversation . Graduate credit will not be granted for these courses.

Department Information

World Languages | Jeff Popko, Ph.D., Department Head | 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130, apopko@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Hitomi Oketani, Ph.D., 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130, hoketani@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 14-15 hours

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