December 29, 2013

Summer MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy at Columbia University

2014 Summer M.A. Program in Japanese Pedagogy at Columbia University

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures) invites applications for the 2014 Summer M.A. program in Japanese Pedagogy. The program runs from June 2nd (Monday) to August 1st (Friday), 2014.

I. Three-week Pedagogy Course (6/02-6/20):
- Elementary Japanese Pedagogy, Prof. Naomi Fujita Geyer (University of Wisconsin at Madison) and Dr. Fumiko Nazikian (Columbia University)

II. 3 MA Courses (6/23-8/01):
- Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology, Prof. Timothy J. Vance (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
- Semantics, Prof. Wesley Jacobsen (Harvard University)
- Syntax, Prof. Michio Tsutsui (University of Washington)

Degree candidates may fulfill the requirements for the M.A. degree in three consecutive summers or in any three summers within a period of six years by taking eleven courses and writing an M.A. thesis. The thesis is required to have a focus on a particular area of Japanese pedagogy. Students take courses for six weeks in one summer and nine weeks during the other two summers.

We also welcome non-degree students for the three-week Elementary Japanese Pedagogy course.

Special Admission Requirements: B.A. or equivalent from an accredited institution in the U.S., Japan or elsewhere, proficiency in English (for native Japanese speakers: 570/IBT88/CBT230 TOEFL or above) or Japanese (for non-native Japanese speakers/ACTFL: Advanced-High or above).

More information is available at the following websites.

Application deadline: February 17th, 2014.
Online Application:

Successful applicants will be notified of their admission by the middle of March. On-campus housing is available during the summer.

Contact: Shigeru Eguchi, Administrative Director of the 2014 Summer M.A. Program in Japanese Pedagogy, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC), 407 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Email: se53 at columbia dot edu
Tel: 212/854-3523; FAX: 212/678-8629

Eguchi, S. Summer MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy at Columbia University. JTIT-L listserv (JTIT-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, 23 Dec 2013).

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