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TISP(Tsuru International Student Program)

更新日:2022年4月1日 ページ番号:0004854

  TISP : Tsuru International Student Program

TISP Brochure

TISP Brochure [PDFファイル/1.33MB]

Fact Sheet 2023-23 Tsuru International Student Program(TISP) [PDFファイル/134KB]

 

  TISP (Tsuru International Student Program) is a program for international students who aspire to a further, deeper understanding of the language and culture of Japan while immersing themselves in a small rural community, where students can enjoy a more hands-on experience with the local people.

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  TISP Program Outline

NAME

TISP (Tsuru International Student Program)

Duration

Spring Semester

(March – August)

3.5-week intensive Japanese in March + 15-week regular undergraduate courses (April – August)

Fall Semester

3.5-week intensive Japanese in September + 15-week regular undergraduate courses (October – February)

3.5-week Intensive

Japanese

Spring (March)

Fall (September)

90-mins x 2 sessions/day x 5ds /w x 3 wks = 45hrs

= 4 credits

Language Requirement

Spring semester

It is desirable that applicants have studied Japanese

at a higher education level for at least a year.

Fall semester

All levels including those at a beginner level can apply. They must take Beginners Japanese I (5-day Intensive summer course for beginners, if they plan to take Japanese II during the Fall semester. 

GPA Requirement

For both semesters, a GPA of 2.5 or above is required on a 4.0 scale.

Classroom Hours & Credit system

Regular undergraduate courses

A weekly 90-minute classroom contact x 15 weeks

= 2 credits

Accommodation

Spring/Fall

Tsuru International House (Residence Hall)

 

TISP Course Outline

NOTE-1

I-Spring,II-Fall,EL=English Language Dept,GE=Global Education Dept,JL=Japanese Literature Dept,CC=Comparative Culture Studies 

 1. JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginners:

  • Japanese I (Intensive)     (September Program:5 days)
    ◆This course is offered in September only prior to the commencement of the Fall program in October.
  • Japanese I     (Fall Program 15-week regular course)
  • Japanese II    (Fall Program 15-week regular course)

 

Intermediate:

  • Japanese I (Intensive)      (March Program : 3.5 weeks)
  • Japanese II (Intensive)      (September Program : 3.5 weeks)
  • Intermediate Japanese I ; Grammar and Writing, Oral Expression, Kanji and Vocabulary
    (Spring Program 15-week regular course)
  • Intermediate Japanese II ; Grammar and Writing, Oral Expression, Kanji and Vocabulary
    (Fall Program 15-week regular course)

 

Advanced:

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(Spring & Fall Program 15-week regular course. NO 3.5-week Intensive courses; straight into the regular undergraduate courses. )

  •  Advanced Japanese I/II (Grammar)                                                
  • Advanced Japanese I/II (Oral Expression)                                            
  • Advanced Japanese I/II (Kanji and Vocabulary)                 
  • Academic Presentation I/II                                                       
  • Academic Writing I/II                                                                    
  • Japanese Reading I/II                                
  • Japanese Communication I/II                                                            
  • Business Japanese I/II                                                                           

  

2.  JAPANESE CULTURE & SOCIETY COURSES

Japanese Studies (Spring & Fall Program 15-week regular course)

  • Japanese Studies I/II (Japanese and Contemporary Society)
  • Japanese Studies I/II (History and Culture)
  • Japanese Studies I/II (Politics and Economics)
  • Introducing Japan I/II (EL)                              
  • Introducing Mount Fuji I/II (EL)                                      
  • Japan’s Pop Culture (GE)     (Fall)
  • Japanese Cinema Studies (GE)    (Fall)
  • Japanese Management (GE)  (Fall)
  • Japanese Calligraphy (JL)     (Fall)

 3. LITERATURE & LINGUISTICS COURSES

  • Topics in Linguistics I/II (EL)                                                        
  • Second Language Acquisition (EL)    (Spring)
  • Applied Linguistics (EL)   (Fall)        
  • Japanese Literature in Translation (EL)    (Fall)
  • Literature in English Translation (EL)    (Fall)

 4. DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL COURSES

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  • Global Environment Governance (GE)    (Fall)
  •  Environmental Problems in the World Today (GE)     (Fall)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Gender (GE)    (Fall)
  • International Communication III/IV (JL)   (Fall)
  • International Relations (CC)  (Fall)
  • Study Tour (CC)   (Fall)
  • Culture and Society in Asia V (CC)  (Spring)

 5. INTERNSHIP (2 credits)

  • Japanese Culture Seminar I/II (Internship)             

    - Teaching Assistant in English classes at High School

    - Spring & Fall Program 15-week regular course/once a week

 6. Independent Study (2 credits)

Pursuing academic interests with support from a faculty member. Students are to submit a research objective prior to registration. They are to meet supervisors every week to discuss the research progress. The outcome of the research should be presented at the end of a semester in writing.

 

NOTE-2

The courses are subject to change or limited enrollment and may be closed,depending on the semester or academic year.

    

 

 Extracurricular Activities and Support System

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 One of the strong points of the TISP program is that participating students can benefit from the close relationship between the university and the community, almost impossible to experience in big city life. We have developed a program that connects students and the community in the most effective way by having student volunteers, staff, and the local community working together.

 

Cultural Experiences

 Students can participate in traditional festivals and ceremonies such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy, Zazen (Meditation) sessions at a temple, Mt. Fuji Study Tour, etc.

 Hassaku Festival: It is an annual autumn festival in Tsuru City. International students are welcome to join the parade called “Daimyo Gyoretsu” in costumes of the Edo period.

 

Student Tutor

  All international students will have tutors, student volunteers, who will help them with academic work and daily life as well as with other fun activities.

 Accommodation

 TISP participants will be placed in Tsuru International House = Kaikan. The four-story building houses 48 students. Each floor has four four-room-in-one-unit components with a common space, a mini kitchen in each unit. Showers, restrooms and laundry facilities are to be shared with people on the same floor.

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