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Bachelor of Language (Japanese)

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Christchurch
English
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Program description

Broaden your career prospects by gaining an in-depth understanding of the Japanese language and culture.

With a strong emphasis on both spoken and written Japanese, our language experts help you develop bilingual skills appropriate for social, academic and professional environments. On completion of this qualification you will be capable of studying or working in Japan.

You will also gain awareness of cultural protocols suited to conducting business in Japan.

Your study will include a supervised research project of your choice and courses in:

Japanese language
interpreting
translation
cultural studies

You can also enrol in a selection of elective courses including:

marketing
international relations
translation and interpreting
language teaching (including the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - CELTA)

You can immerse yourself further in Japanese language skills and culture with scholarships that are available for study at Japanese universities.

Many of our graduates are also accepted on the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) programme or in local government offices as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).

Please note: The language courses in this degree are intended for those whose first language is not Japanese.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this programme can establish careers working in teaching, marketing, hospitality, tourism, international business, interpreting and translation.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Postgraduate studies in business, language and education fields can further complement this qualification.

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13). Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

Alternative requirements

Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

English language requirement:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52 (Cambridge English Scale 174-176)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 50

City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 66


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Ara - Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutes. Specialising in applied, vocational and professional training, Ara has an impressive history of innovation and academic success. Each year around over 19,000 students enrol at Ara...


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