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Intensive Language Courses (ILC)

This program has offered intensive courses on various Asian and African languages since 1967.

The course deals with minority languages as well as national languages and/or official languages of Asian and African countries. A team of Japanese specialists and native speaker(s) instructs in each course with teaching materials they have edited. For a list of the textbooks employed in the past courses, please see Language Course Materials (in Japanese).

The expected participants are students and researchers who are pursuing Asian and African studies. They are expected to acquire not only language ability but also the expertise necessary to conduct field research and/or philological research.

The ILCAA Committee for Language Training, which consists of the instructors, ILCAA staff, and experts in language education from other institutes, organizes the courses by discussing teaching methods and implementation plans. The committee also evaluates each course after the courses have taken place.

Some courses are given at Osaka in cooperation with Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University. Students are selected from applicants nationwide for each course. On successful completion of the course, the students receive certificates from the Director of the Institute.



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