The School of Japanese online program is now full, and we are no longer accepting applications.
The School of Japanese 8-week online program for this summer includes:
- Activities including a virtual reality tour of Tokyo, Osaka, and Mt. Koya.
- Both synchronous class time as well as asynchronous virtual activities.
- Proficiency tests including the TTBJ online test (by Tsukuba University, Japan)
- Exit proficiency STAMP test. www.theglobalseal.com
Dates and Fees
|Dates||June 22–August 14 (8 weeks)|
|Credits||12 semester hours (4 Middlebury units)|
|Tuition and Fees||$8,800|
|Hours||3.5 hours a day|
Level 1 Beginning Japanese I
An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises. JAPN 3101-3102-3103-3104
In order to help beginning students adapt to the intensive Middlebury environment, Level 1 (Introductory) Japanese will start online approximately one month before students arrive.
Target Proficiency ACTFL Novice-High
Level 2 Beginning Japanese II
Designed for students who have completed approximately 150 hours of formal training in Japanese. Students must be able to read and write hiragana, katakana, and 100 to 150 kanji. The course will begin with a review of basic patterns and move quickly to cover new material. In addition to the material provided by the textbook, authentic material (e.g., television, films, Internet, newspapers, etc.) will be incorporated into the instruction. JAPN 3201-3202-3203-3204
Target Proficiency ACTFL Intermediate Mid
Level 3 Intermediate Japanese I
Designed for students who have had approximately 300 hours of formal instruction at the college level. Students must be comfortable with hiragana and katakana, and know approximately 300 to 400 kanji. Students will first go through a review of basic grammatical patterns. The remaining weeks in the course will be given over to the study of reading and video materials drawn from a wider range of everyday sources. JAPN 3301-3302-3303-3304
Target Proficiency ACTFL Intermediate-High
Level 4 Intermediate Japanese II
Designed for students who have had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level. Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials—essays, short stories, TV programs and newspaper articles—will be used as texts. These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan. The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level: to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of a dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease. JAPN 3401-3402-3403-3404
Target Proficiency ACTFL Advance-Low
- Electronic check-in and orientation sessions are scheduled prior to June 22.
- Please see additional information on our Accepted Student website.
- Levels offered will be based on meeting course enrollments. Enrollment is capped to ensure high quality instruction. Please apply early to secure a spot. Should it become necessary to cancel a program or cap the enrollment, we will notify students and refund the deposit.