2020 Japanese seminar 8: Career development 4QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamanaka Miyako 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to help students learn the skills required for job hunting in Japan, which are:
- how to conduct self-analysis;
- how to draw up their entry sheet properly in Japanese;
- how to express their opinions in Japanese at individual interviews and group discussions.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) draw up their entry sheet properly in Japanese;
2) briefly explain their research in Japanese;
3) understand how to participate in group discussions.


Japanese, intermediate level, job hunting, self-analyze, individual interviews, group discussion , entry sheet

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In every lesson, one or two students will be assgined to summarize the topics chosen from a monthly journal. Exercises will be conducted on vocabulary and grammar appeared in the materials.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation The flow of job hunting in Japan / Methods of self-analysis / Learn how to write an entry sheet
Class 2 Self-PR Extract ingress from self-analysis.
Class 3 Description of the study① Practice self-appeal.
Class 4 Practice of individual interview② Practice self-appeal.
Class 5 Practice of individual interview③ Briefly describe your research.
Class 6 Group discussion Read News ga wakaru, August.
Class 7 Final examination Conducted in an interview style.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified. Handouts will be given in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on students' attendance, assignment, final interview, and curriculum vitae / entry sheet drawn up at the end of the course.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T447 : Japanese seminar 7: Career development

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 6 or the equivalent level.
Exchange students are not eligible for this course.


You must reserve your place in the class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to attend the class without reservation.

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