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International Symposium
 To enhance international academic cooperation and exchanges, international seminaries on comparative Japan studies are held on a regular basis, with renowned scholars at home and abroad invited to participate in the discussions and publish papers, elevating academic levels and the international perspectives.
Graduate Student Scholarship For Abroad Studies
 To enhance the research standard of postgraduate, special funds will be set to support graduate students to attend international conferences, perform research fee, and contribute articles. 尚未更新 -
Graduate Student Workshops And Academic Camps
 Workshops with different topics will be held irregularly. Instructions on basic research techniques, such as abstract writing, related software usages, PowerPoint making, programming language, will be given to assist students with research tools and improve students’ professional skills. Also, to enhance students’ expertise, on October 16, 2008 and June 23, 24, 2009, two academic camps were held for graduate students. Participants were divided into several groups: Japanese Linguistics (Japanese education), Japanese literature, culture, translation and interpretation, etc. Renowned scholars in various fields at home and abroad were invited to give lectures.
Speeches Leading Scholars And Experts From Japan
 Each semester, we invite Japanese scholars to give make speeches, present thesis, or give short-term lecture courses, offering instructors opportunities to interact with foreign scholars while accumulating the energy to research for instructors and students. The total numbers of the events are: 9 sessions in 2009 (still updating), 29 sessions in 2008, 9 sessions in 2007, and 7 sessions in 2006.
East Asian Language Courses Increased
 In order to implement to the goal of internationalization, the Department not only endeavor to enhance teaching quality of Japanese courses, but also actively plans for other East Asian language courses to provide an environment with various choices of foreign language learning. Besides the increased class number of Japanese I, II and III, which are opened as the foreign language elective courses (75 classes in academic year 2009-2010,) other East Asian language courses such as Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Malay (11 classes) are also set up for all NTU students to take.
More Project Language Teachers
 In accordance with the increase of East Asia language courses, another 28 new teachers were recruited for the language projects, which is to achieve the international minimum standard of language courses, implementing the goal of small class teaching for language courses.
Digitalized Teaching Methods
 In response to the global trend of e-education and the central government’s policy of e-government, the Department highlighted the project of digitalized teaching media. The electronic files of the supplementary materials, glossaries, exercises for Japanese I and Japanese II were uploaded onto the department website for students to check, preview, and download, which is meant to convenient students’ study after class and also cut down on the consuming of paper. In addition, in the academic year of 2007-08, the teacher assistant system for foreign language course was established and a "teacher assistant zone" was built on the Department website. All teacher assistants are required to write on the teachers’ logs after every single session to keep record of the course setup, contents, and students’ progress.
Teacher Assistants Foreign Language Courses
 The establishment of teacher assistant for foreign language courses in 2007 received rave reviews from students. Assistants help prepare teaching materials, pronunciation practice and grammar correction on the class, and also homework grading. For Japanese courses, the assistants are mainly recruited from Japanese graduate students. However, considering the limited number of graduate students, senior or junior students in undergraduate program join the assistant system at times. This way, the opportunities to practice conversations for every student on the class increase, so do the chances for Japanese majors to experience instructing and learn in teaching. There were 70 teacher assistants in the first semester in the academic year of 2009-10.
Japanese Corner
 In order to enhance communication skills for students in the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, “Japanese Corner” was opened in addition to the original faculty. In academic year of 2009-10, six oversea students from Japan was hired to have conversations and exchange experiences with students from the Department during lunch break (about 2 hours) in the Department Library, offering an opportunity for students to have direct contact and communicate with people from Japan.