Bachelor of Language (Japanese) Bachelor of Language (Japanese)

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

University Entrance (specific subjects apply). If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

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Detailed requirements

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Duration

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Tuition Fees

Student fees

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Student Success

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National Graduates Outcomes

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Content

Our comprehensive degree provides you with the skills to become both a confident speaker and writer of the Japanese language.

With a strong emphasis on both spoken and written Japanese, our language experts help you develop bilingual skills appropriate for social, academic and professional environments. On completion of this qualification you will be capable of studying or working in Japan.

You will also gain awareness of cultural protocols suited to conducting business in Japan.

Your study will include a supervised research project of your choice and courses in:

  • Japanese language
  • interpreting
  • translation
  • cultural studies

You can also enrol in a selection of elective courses including:

  • marketing
  • international relations
  • translation and interpreting
  • language teaching (including the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - CELTA)

You can immerse yourself further in Japanese language skills and culture with scholarships that are available for study at Japanese universities.

Many of our graduates are also accepted on the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) programme or in local government offices as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).

Please note: The language courses in this degree are intended for those whose first language is not Japanese.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in Japanese, and 14 credits at Level 3 in each of two other approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
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Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

PROGRAMME CODE: CH3974
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 360
COMMENCES: February
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $5,800 - $6,400
International: $19,630
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme can establish careers working in teaching, marketing, hospitality, tourism, international business, interpreting and translation.

Study pathways

Postgraduate studies in business, language and education fields can further complement this qualification.

Recommended school subjects

  • English