Technical Japanese for Business Professionals
The Technical Japanese for Business Professionals program (TJBP), a certificate program for non-UW students, trains business people in advanced Japanese. Classes are held in a high-tech learning environment that integrates classroom study with computer-aided learning.
Upon completion of the program, students are able to give presentations in their area of expertise in Japanese, work effectively with Japanese customers, read Japanese technical journals, and act appropriately in a Japanese work environment.
Students can register for the first-year sequence (HCDE461, 462, 463: Japanese for Technical and Business Professions 1, 2, 3) and the second-year sequence (HCDE561, 562, 563: Advanced Japanese for Technical and Business Professions 1, 2, 3). HCDE46x meets three days a week (MWF at 9:00 am) and HCDE56x meets two days a week (TuTh at 12:30 p.m.).
To find out what students think about TJ classes, read: What Students Say About TJP
To be admitted, applicants must have:
- Three-years of college-level Japanese language training or the equivalent.
- Satisfactory scores on the Japanese Proficiency Test.
To apply, fill out the General Application Form.
Applications are accepted only for the fall quarter every year. The deadline is September 10.
If you are not currently enrolled at the UW and want to earn credits, you can register as a Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) student. A maximum of 12 GNM credits can later be applied towards a UW master's degree program. Registering as a GNM student does not guarantee admission to a University of Washington master's program. If you are considering applying to the Technical Japanese Master's Program at a later date, please talk to the department's (HCDE) academic advisor before registering as a GNM student.
Non-Master's Track for UW Students
The non-Master's track offers technical Japanese courses to UW graduate and undergraduate students without having to formally enroll in the program.
Students can also apply to the "TJP Undergraduate Minor Program".
Students should have three years of college-level Japanese language training or the equivalent. The TJP Japanese Proficiency Test is required.
Current matriculated UW students are not required to submit an application, but they need to contact the Program Coordinator to discuss entry into classes and to schedule an appointment to take the placement test by the above deadline dates.
For more information, contact the program staff at: email@example.com.