The Oriental Languages Department was established in July, 2009 after the combination of the new Korean Department with the Japanese Department founded in August, 2003.
The “1+N” talent training model is adopted by the department , aiming at training distinguished multi-disciplinary professional talents with solid language basis and such practical capabilities as listening, speaking, writing, reading, and translation, with international field of view and innovative capacity, and being able to do such work as translation, research, teaching, and management in many departments including foreign affairs, economy and trade, culture, publishing, scientific research, tourism. The teaching team with high academic degrees and professional titles and good expertise in our department has gained remarkable teaching results by devoting to developing the students through constant effort. For instance, the passing rate of the Grade 2005 Japanese Majors in the National Test for Japanese Majors-4 in 2007 was as high as 85.39%, 22 percentage points higher than the national average,. and the rate of goodness surpassed 50%. Another example was that the passing rate of the Grade 2005 Japanese Majors in the National Test for Japanese Majors-8 in 2008 was 63.22%. 10 percentage points higher than the national average.
The Oriental Languages Department attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation by actively promoting communications and academic research activities with Japanese and Korean colleges or universities. Communication with Japan and Japan Language Institute and Korean Woosong University and overseas training bases have been established. Top graduates will be recommended directly to study in the graduate schools of University of Nanzan and Osaka, Japan Institute. Every year, we selected some students for further study or study tours in Japan and South Korean. Extensive excommunications have not only broadened the field of view for both teachers and students, but also played an important role in deepening our understanding of Japan, and improving our academic research level. Still, our students are encouraged to take part in social field work by doing translation, interpretation, tour guide, and reception for numerous large-scale activities, through which they are well recognized.
As for job seeking , graduates majoring Japanese have been recruited by such enterprises and public institutions as foreign companies, government departments, foreign trade firms, financial institutions, institutes of higher learning, TV stations, publishing houses and so on. Some students have master ‘s or doctor’s degrees in Nagoya University, Kyushu University, Osaka University, and domestic key universities. The department has received extensive favorable feedback from employers for her good environment for developing people, excellent comprehensive quality of her students, solid professional knowledge basis in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translation, language proficiency , social adaption, and for their diligence and dedication.
While giving full play of the remarkable teaching features of listening and speaking first and focus on application for Japanese and Korean majors, we dedicate to developing such core capabilities as language use, professional practice, and comprehensive vocational skills. Our students are required to have four certificates including diploma, foreign language level, professional qualification and public skills. Thus, we have the talent training model of Japanese or Korean + a professional skill + comprehensive quality.