2020 Japanese seminar 7: Career development 3QA

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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 how to gather information about job hunting in Japan and to conduct corporate research. In addition, students are expected to conduct self-analysis and think about their own career path.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) gather information about job hunting;
2) conduct self-analysis;
3) express their motivation for the job or the company they are applying for in Japanese;
4) draw up their curriculum vitae in Japanese.


Japanese, intermediate level, job hunting, self-analyze, curriculum vitae

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 Know the purpose of this class. Introduction to information gathering about job hunting.
Class 2 Job hunting in Japan Find out about job hunting in Japan in a group.
Class 3 Corporate research Learn how to analyze your company.
Class 4 Presentation 1 Present the companies you analyzed last class and share information.
Class 5 Self-analyze Learn how to self-analyze.
Class 6 Presentation 5 Write a curriculum vitae.
Class 7 Presentation 2 Talk about question items on curriculum vitae.

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, final interview, assignment and curriculum vitae drawn up at the end of the course.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T448 : Career Development8

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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