For international students

Courses taught in English

The Department of Japanese Studies offers several courses that are taught in English and open to all Masaryk University students including new ones starting from spring 2018.

  • JAP149 Buddhism: Teaching, Practice, and Rituals (fall semester)
  • JAP140 History and Politics of Modern East Asia (fall semester)
  • JAP141 Contemporary Japan: Selected Topics in Politics, History and Culture (spring semester)
  • JAP520 Japanese Media Culture (spring semester)
  • JAP219 Japanese Film and Culture (fall semester)

In addition we are hosting courses by foreign specialists on a semi-regular basis, which are usually taught in English as well.

For prospective teaching assistants

From the fall semester 2018 a brand new program for Japanese students will be running at the Department of Japanese Studies. The Japanese Teaching Assistant program aims at students of Teaching Japanese as Foreign Language study programs at our partner universities. Our program offers a great opportunity to put theoretical knowledge of teaching Japanese into practice and to practice teaching skills under the supervision of experienced local specialists. The teaching assistants participate in Japanese language courses by supporting exercises, doing individual presentations, group activities and also by participating in the development of teaching materials. The program not only helps future teachers to gain a valuable field experience, it also provides them with an opportunity to make new friends among our students and to participate in developing the Masaryk University’s Japanese Studies program.


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