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Be competent and confident. Learn what it means to
participate with others on the international stage.

To meet the demands of what seems increasingly to be a borderless society, our curriculum is based on the global standards of foreign language learning referred to professionally as "the 5 C's". To work as a facilitator, negotiator or administrator, students need to gain knowledge of complex social functions and cultures. First-year programs prepare them for the required Study Abroad course, undertaken in the second year. In the third and fourth years, they build on their experience to develop more sophisticated command of communicative skills.

Successful completion of the four-year curriculum aims at the following minimum scores on English proficiency measurements:
TOEFL iBT 79 (ITP 550)

Global standards of foreign language learning (5 C's)

Our curriculum is based on the Global Standards of foreign language learning, known as 5 C's. 5 C's describe the content of the language teaching, and are the core of our instruction in the classroom.
  • Communication - Communicate in the languages of the world
  • Cultures - Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
  • Connections - Connect with other disciplines and additional bodies of knowledge that may be unavailable to the monolingual speaker
  • Comparisons - Develop insight into the nature of language and the concept of culture
  • Communities - Participate in multilingual communities in your own and other countries

Global standards of foreign language learning (5 C's)

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Introduction to Japanese Culture

Once people arrive in another country for the first time, they immediately become conscious of being seen as a representative of Japan and of Doshisha University. Being ready to discuss one's native culture with friends and professors in the country where one studies is an important preparation for acquiring a global worldview. This course will be taught in English by professors who have research records in Japanese culture from various perspectives.
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