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Mitsumine Career Academy
Japanese Language Course

Dai3 Yamahiro Bldg.
Kitashinnjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 169-0074
TEL:+81-3-5332-9332 
FAX:+81-3-5332-9331

Graduate School Preparatory Course (one year course)

Purpose:
The course provides preparation for admission to graduate schools after one year of study from April. The course is from Monday to Thursday. On Friday students choose elective subjects according to their needs.
Qualification:
 ① Students who have finished studying more than 16 years in their countries or the equivalent to it.
 ② Students who wish to enter a master’s program of graduate school in Japan from April next year.
 ③Students whose Japanese language level is higher than Advanced-Intermediate by MCA standards. Those who have passed JLPT N2 or equivalent to it.
Features:
 ① The course aims not only to learn how to write a research plan but to enhance Japanese language proficiency.
 ② MCA guides each student to a graduate school to his/her wishes appropriately.
 ③ Profound materials for selecting graduate schools
 ④ MCA graduates who are currently studying at the graduate school give useful information properly.
 ⑤ Tuition of the course costs no additional charge.

 


Textbooks which would be used in this course:

①How to write a research plan-from collecting information to presentation-(Bonjin sha)
②Thinking of research plan(Diamond sha)
③Expanding the reading skill by strengthening thinking(Diamond sha)
④Expanding the reading skill(Diamond sha)
⑤Reading skill handbook for Advanced-Intermediate level students (Alc)
⑥Reading skill handbook for Advanced level students(Alc)
⑦Japanese expressions used in daily news(3 A Network)
⑧Expanding vocabulary by listening to the news(Alc)
⑨Handbook in academic writing(Tokyo University Press)
⑩Guidebook on how to read reports for foreign students(Alc)
⑪Guidebook on how to write reports for foreign students(Alc)
⑫Japanese Language grammar exercise (3 A Netwok)
⑬Interview training for entrance examination(Gakken)
⑭Various up-to-date material from News, TV, Magazines or Internet source

 

 

Curriculum

【Spring Semester】


①To make clear the purpose of study and motivation for graduate school
②To learn how to write a research plan: understanding of the composition and summery
 To learn writing style proper to the research plan.
 To read plenty of model research plans
③To learn grammar: conclusive review of Intermediate level Japanese
④To improve reading skills by reading passages of substantial length
⑤To improve listening skills of lectures
⑥To search information for graduate schools, graduate school guidance
 To select appropriate graduate school based upon data.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
First hour Vocabulary Grammar Vocabulary Grammar
Second hour Listening Reading Listening Reading
Third hour Research Plan Research Plan Research Plan Search information
Fourth hour Research Plan Research Plan Research Plan Search information

 

【Summer Semester】

①To write one’s own research plan according to individual theme and to analyze it
②To learn advanced level of Japanese grammar
③To improve reading skills by reading thesis and articles of one’s field
④To improve conversational skills for interviews and debates
⑤To make contact with the office of the professor and ask the seniors for information on  graduate schools

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
First hour Vocabulary Grammar Vocabulary Grammar
Second hour Listening Reading Listening Reading
Third hour Research Plan Research Plan Research Plan Preparing Application
Fourth hour Research Plan Research Plan Research Plan Preparing Application



【Fall Semester】


①To learn words and phrases for writing a report
②To learn how to make a presentation
③To improve listening skills by listening news
④To strengthen the reading ability
⑤To apply for the graduate school
⑥To practice interviews focusing on respectful language

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
First hour Reading Reading Reading Reading
Second hour Things Japanese Things Japanese Things Japanese Things Japanese
Third hour Writing reports Writing reports Interviews Preparing Application
Fourth hour Writing reports Writing reports Interviews Preparing Application

 

【Winter Semester】

①To practice presentations using Power Point and others.
②To take final measures for the examination.
③To understand things Japanese through various up-to-date materials such as TV news,  newspapers, magazines.