Qualifications (Professional Pathway)

English Language Teacher Training Program

CIC students can earn Type 1 Junior High School and High School Teacher’s Credentials by completing a certification course for teacher training. To earn their credentials, students must earn credit for designated CIC Courses Regarding Subjects to Teach in addition to completing the teacher training courses.

Japanese Language Teacher Training Program

The College of Intercultural Communication provides a program for students who want to teach the Japanese language as a second/foreign language and issues a certificate upon completion.
Teaching Japanese as a foreign language is more than simply increasing the number of people who understand the Japanese language; it also serves to increase the number of people in the world who understand Japan and Japanese people. In other words, it enhances Japan’s presence in the world and helps people understand the Japanese language.
Many students who have completed this program to date are already working as Japanese language teachers.
The job of teaching Japanese to non-Japanese people involves intercultural communication by its very nature, and provides opportunities to work inside and outside Japan.

Japanese Language Teacher Training Program Compulsory Courses

Teaching Practicum-Japanese Language is a course in which students conduct Japanese language classes for international students studying abroad at Rikkyo University. The course meets twice per week, and in it students gain a firm grasp on how to create lesson plans and materials as well as how to conduct classes.

  • First Year

    • Introduction to the Study of Japanese A
    • Introduction to the Study of Japanese B
  • Second Year

    • Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language A
  • Third Year

    • Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language B
    • Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics
    • Teaching Practicum-Japanese Language
    • Advanced Seminar
  • Fourth Year

    • Advanced Seminar
    • Senior Research and Thesis
Guidelines

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Department Course Requirement

Interpreter/Translator Training Program

The College of Intercultural Communication offers an interpreter/translator training program that begins at the undergraduate level and can be continued into the Graduate School. Upon completion of the undergraduate component of the program, the College of Intercultural Communication issues a certificate of completion.
Advanced English and solid Japanese language skills are required to complete the Interpreter and Translator Training Program. The road to completion is steep, but the challenge this program presents is worthwhile.
The need for interpreting and translation continues to rise as globalization progresses. The common image of an interpreter is one working at an international conference, but the need for interpreting extends much further. More and more interpreters are required on a daily basis in hospitals, police stations, courts and other places where people who do not speak Japanese well need to communicate. People who have mastered the skills of interpreting and translation are vital for Japan to truly be a country that is open to the world.
We hope you rise to the challenge this program presents.

Interpreter and Translator Training Program Courses

Our incomparable curriculum design satisfies ISO and other international standards.
Through systematic study, students will grow into interpreters and translators recognized as professionals throughout the world.

  • First Year

    • Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • Second Year

    • Introduction to Interpreting
    • Introduction to Interpreting
    • Consecutive Interpreting
    • Intermediate Translation 1
    • Translation and Interpreting in Multicultural Society
  • Third/Fourth Year

    • Introduction to Simultaneous Interpreting
    • Intermediate Translation 2
    • Translation and Interpreting Practicum
    • History of Translation and Interpreting
    • Translation and Interpreting: Theory and Research
    • Advanced Seminar
    • Senior Research and Thesis
Guidelines

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Translation and Interpreting Education Portal