Speaking I, II, III

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Speaking I, II, III

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Low Intermediate, 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 3 to 6 or the equivalent in the core curriculum focus on improving knowledge of basic vocabulary, expressions, grammar, oral skills such as asking for clarification or confirmation, and the use of facial expressions and gestures for effective communication. Advanced students improve oral communication skills to adjust their speech to situations and audience, to cope with challenging situations involving negotiation, to discuss complicated social issues or feelings and to appropriately use expressions rooted in cultural differences. Native speakers of Japanese participate in this class as volunteers.

    (NOTE: Students are placed in appropriate levels. The oral proficiency levels may be different from overall proficiency for the core class. Those who wish to register for this course must take a placement for "Speaking" classes (i.e., I, II, or III). Generally, "Speaking 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.