Reading I, II, III

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Reading I, II, III

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    1 - 1
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    These courses for students at levels 4 to 6 or the equivalent in the core curriculum provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to rapidly process large quantities of authentic Japanese written material. Students read various materials on society and culture to improve their reading skills. "Reading I" focuses on speed reading large quantities of material, whereas "Reading II" and "Reading III" have the additional goal of achieving deeper understanding of the material. Those who plan to continue to study Japanese at a higher level in the following semester are strongly advised to take one of these courses.

    (NOTE: Students are placed in appropriate levels. Reading skill levels may be different from overall proficiency for the core curriculum. Those who wish to register for this course must first take a separate placement for reading courses. Generally "Reading I" corresponds to an overall proficiency of "3b" or higher.)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.