The Business School offers the elective “Japanese” in the Foreign Language Skills module. Both advanced speakers as well as beginners are taught in small groups. In this way, they benefit from intensive and individual support. Japanese characters (Kana/Kanji), grammar, conversations, reading and listening comprehension as well as regional studies are on the agenda. Japanese I/
Based on a personal interview with participants who have previous knowledge, the teaching staff will determine the content of the course. In this way, different language levels and experiences abroad in Japan can be taken into account individually. In the past, for example, the following courses have been offered:
Afterwards, use the opportunity to spend your semester abroad in Japan. A study visit in the Japanese-speaking region allows you to improve your language skills and at the same time experience the culture first-hand. In order to support you, we offer a voluntary preparation course for a semester abroad in Japan in the fourth semester.
In the first semester of the Bachelor's program, all students choose a foreign language which they deepen in the second and third semester. A language test is carried out for the assessment and admission to the desired course, based on the existing language proficiency.
The number of participants in the language courses – except for English – is generally limited. The allocation is carried out based on test results. A test will be conducted during the first semester in order to determine whether applicants without any previous knowledge are ready for the study of Japanese, and to assess the language level of those with previous knowledge. In the test for beginners, the motivation for the language study and the interest in Japanese culture and society will be assessed. The test determines who will be admitted to the beginner's Japanese course. No previous knowledge is required for the Japanese language option. An additional course offer in the fourth semester ensures that all students have acquired solid language skills after completing their studies.