Are you aware that Japan is Canada's number two exporting partner and number three importing partner? Combine that with Japanese companies that have established American or Canadian offices (Sony, Honda, Fuji, etc), and that accounts for big business every year. And did you know that Asian languages, including Japanese, account for 38 per cent of all non-official mother tongues in Canada?
Learn the culture of a nation that remained isolated until the mid-19th century but has since become an international leader in electronics, engineering, and business.
Learn a language spoken by samurai warriors, traditional farmers, and Nintendo executives. Learn Japanese at MacEwan University.
The course list identifies approved courses that MacEwan University may offer. Not all courses will be offered every year and some courses are restricted to particular programs. Contact an advisor in your program for information on course availability.
JAPN 101 - Introductory Japanese I
JAPN 102 - Introductory Japanese II
JAPN 201 - Introductory Japanese III
JAPN 202 - Introductory Japanese IV
Before you register in a Japanese course, you must determine the appropriate placement level.
Placement in Japanese Courses
You must register in a level that is appropriate to your ability. If you register in the wrong course, you will be required to withdraw from it in the first week of the term, and you may not have another chance to register in the correct course. Taking the wrong course may also jeopardize your future transfer of credits.
|Your Background||Recommended Level|
|You have little or no previous background in Japanese, or you have successfully completed Japanese 10 or equivalent.||JAPN 101 (Fall)|
|You have successfully completed Japanese 10 and 20 or equivalent.||JAPN 101 (Fall) or JAPN 102 (Winter). A placement test may be required. Please contact the Japanese coordinator for further information.|
|You have successfully completed Japanese 30 or equivalent.||JAPN 201 (Fall). A placement test may be recommended; please contact the Japanese coordinator for further information.|
|You have completed JAPN 101 or equivalent with a grade of at least C-.||JAPN 102 (Winter)|
|You have completed JAPN 102 or equivalent with a grade of at least C-.||JAPN 201 (Fall)|
|You have completed JAPN 201 or equivalent with a grade of at least C-.||JAPN 202 (Winter)|
|You do not have Japanese 30 or equivalent, BUT you lived in Japan for an extended period of time and you studied the language during your stay.||A placement test may be required. Please contact the Japanese coordinator.|
If your background does not fit any of the descriptions above or if you are uncertain about correct placement, please contact the Discipline Coordinator.
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