Japanese language courses and courses about Japan

On this website you can see Linköping University's single subject courses in Japanese language. The courses start with beginners in mind and continue to more advanced courses aimed at professionals. We also offer courses about Japan and Japanese culture.

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Many people begin to study the Japanese language or culture due to personal interest. Whether you are a Manga reader, Nintendo gamer or considering professional activities in Japan, it may be time to take your interest in Japan to the next level.

Single subject courses at different levels

Learning Japanese can be useful for several reasons and on different levels, from being able to exchange pleasantries in a social context to using Japanese for professional purposes. Our courses start with beginners in mind, developing your language skills in both spoken and written Japanese with a special focus on a professional context, and then continue with more advanced courses aimed at professionals. We also offer courses about Japan and Japanese culture in Swedish.

Master Japanese and become attractive in the job market

Mastering Japanese will enhance your experience of traveling, living or working in Japan. It can also help you become more attractive to companies working towards Japan. Below you can see all our courses. We have courses in Swedish that focus on Japan and Japanese culture, then beginner courses in Japanese and finally more advanced Japanese courses.

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Diagram of all our single subject courses in Japanese language and courses related to Japan.
Diagram of all our single subject courses in Japanese language and courses related to Japan. ST = summer term, VT = spring term, HT = autumn term

Single subject courses in Japanese and related subjects

In the diagram you can see all our single subject courses in Japanese language and courses about Japan.

We start with those focusing on Japan and Japanese culture in Swedish, then beginner Japanese courses, and then more advanced Japanese courses further down. In the diagram, courses on the same language level are shown next to each other and you can see the recommended level of Japanese on the left.

The diagram is also presented as a pdf-file

Below the diagram, each course is described in more detail with links to the university catalogue where you can find more information about the course, including the syllabus.

On each course page there is information on how to register for the course.

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The integration of economics, maths, physics, jurisprudence and language is unique to Linköping University.

Our teaching methods are unique in Sweden in that we base our language courses on the knowledge of the subject that students obtain within other courses of the educational programme, such as courses in economics, jurisprudence or technology. You learn to apply the relevant language within these courses. In this way, teaching in language for specific purpose provides added value to your education and international credibility that few other programmes offer.
 
These programmes include courses in Japanese language for professional purposes:
This programme includes courses in Japanese language and courses about Japan:

 

You vill find information on how to register for the programmes on each programme page above.

We also offer parallel courses and programmes in Chinese