Japanese Language Program

The Japanese Program at SDSU offers a variety of courses designed to develop advanced language skills which can lead to a number of careers after graduation. A major in Japanese is also a good preparation for graduate programs in such areas as Asian studies, anthropology, economics, history, international business, international law, journalism, librarianship, linguistics, political science, and public administration. It also gives graduates an advantage in looking for positions in Japan in areas such as language teaching, business consulting, or journalism.

Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation

Study Chinese or Japanese: http://www.allex.org/summer-chinese-or-japanese/

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

Scholarship Information

Japanese Language Scholarships at SDSU will be announced on April 20, 2017. Deadline to apply for all scholarships is April 8, 2017.


34th Annual Kyocera Japanese Scholarship

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University is pleased to announce a generous contribution from Kyocera International, Inc., as a scholarship for an outstanding student of Japanese.

View the Announcement (.pdf) | Application Form (.pdf)


31st Annual Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japanese Scholarship

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University is pleased to announce a generous contribution from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a scholarship for outstanding Japanese minors with accounting majors.

View the Announcement (.pdf) | Application Form (.pdf)


10th Annual Union Bank Japanese Scholarship

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University is pleased to announce a generous contribution from Union Bank, as a scholarship for an outstanding Japanese language major who will participate in the SDSU Exchange Program and study in Japan for the academic year of 2017-2018.

View the Announcement (.pdf) | Application Form (.pdf)


8th Annual OIP Japanese Scholarship

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University is pleased to announce a generous contribution from SDSU Office of International Programs, as scholarships for three outstanding Japanese language majors who will participate in the SDSU Exchange Program and study in Japan for the academic year of 2017-2018.

View the Announcement (.pdf) | Application Form (.pdf)


7th Annual IACE Travel Japanese Scholarship

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University is pleased to announce a contribution from IACE Travel, Inc., as a scholarship for an outstanding student of Japanese.

View the Announcement (.pdf) | Application Form (.pdf)


Schedule of the Japanese Essay Writing Sessions (Spring 2017)


Press Release of 2015 Japanese Scholarship Ceremony


Contact

Yoshiko Higurashi
Japanese Program Director
Email: yhigurashi@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-1005
Office: SHW 219

Ryu Kitajima
Japanese Program Advisor
Email: rkitajim@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-5524
Office: SHW 217