Master in Japanese Language Education
|Name of the Study Program||The Study Program in Japanese Language Education (MP-JE)|
|Management Unit of the Study Program||The School of Postgraduate Studies|
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
|Address||Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229 Bandung 40154|
|Homepage and e-mail address||http://sps.upi.edu/|
|Date of establishment||June, 8th 2005|
|Recent accreditation rank||B|
|Quality management system||–|
|Degree title awarded||M.Pd.|
|Admission requirements||Bachelor’s Degree GPA of 2.75, a TOEFL score of 450 or its equivalents, and passing the English and academic aptitude tests|
|Length of study||2 years (4 semesters)|
|Total credit requirements||38 or 50|
|Graduation requirements||Have a Japanese language skill minimum of Nouryoku Shiken N3 level|
|Further education||Doctoral Degree in Language Education or Go to Japan|
Along with the increasing of numbers of Japanese learner in Indonesia which become second most in the world, the needs of professional forces is keep increasing. In order to that needs, lot of new Japanese-language institution such a school or universtiy had been estabilished that naturally have to require a professional Japanese tutor.
Japanese-Language Education Study Program (PSBJ) SP.s UPI had been founded to fullfil those needs. Furthermore, PSBJ is the only master program that administer Japanese-Language Education at Indonesia, which is make a lot of Japanese institution depend to this program, especially the quality of Japanese-language professional forces that produced by this program. This had been proven with the numbers of student from all over Indonesia, such as Sulawesi, Sumatera and Bali. In general, those student is a tutor at either state university or private university, or a Japanese tutor at high school.
With such trust and responsibility, PSBJ always be requested to thrive and improve the quality of the educiaton in order to produce Japanese-language professional force that really comply the demands. This effort had been supported by UPI itself and from outside party like The Japan Foundation who provide PSBJ with special assistance like an expert, with a prospect that PSBJ will continue to exist and it existance is really needed for Japanese-language Education specially at Indonesia.
The aim of PSBJ is to produce graduates with a strong individuality, dedicated, have a responsibility as an Japanese-language profesional forces which have this kind of skills:
- Posses a various concept about Japanese-language education either philosophicaly or theoreticaly.
- Have a insight about methodology, evaluation, instructional media that relevat with Japanese-language education.
- Have a wide knowledge and perception about Japanese culture and linguistic in order to bolster his/her profession.
- Have the ability to use adequate Japanese to support his/her profession in Japanese-language education field.
- Able to solve a problem that occur in fields with a research.
- Have a high interest to spread his/her knowledge and finding by giving back to the public.
The expected learning outcomes for the Master’s Degree in Japanese Language Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies of UPI cover a range of abilities, as follows:
|Skills||Learning Outcomes||Teaching and Learning Approach|
|Knowledge||Student will be able to master mastery of Japanese linguistics, literature, culture, education through research to produce innovative and well-tested works.||Discussion, critical analysis, inquiry based learning, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, and self direct learning.|
|Specific Skills||Student will be able to demonstrate Japanese language skills (receptive and productive). And also posses the four language skills that equal to Nouryoku Shiken N2 level.||Project based learning, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, self direct learning, teaching practice, presentation|
|Student will be able to conduct research on issues in Japanese language education, Japanese linguistics, literature, and culture.||Critical analysis, project based learning, problem based learning, mini research, collaborative learning, cooperative learning, self direct learning, presentation.|
|Comunication Ability||Student will be able to communicate the result of research in Japanese language education, Japanase linguistics, literature, and culture as well as teaching and learning in national and international journal.||Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini research, seminar, report or article writing.|
|Managerian Ability||Student will be able to master and compare different models of curricula, lesson planning and evaluation in Japanese language education, literature, and culture.||Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini research, teaching practice.|
|Attitude||Student will acquire a sense of responbility to perform teaching and learning activities and other profession related activities.||Critical analysis, self direct learning, teaching practice, group work.|
|Lifelong learning skills||Student will acquire the skills of learning managing information and to apply linguistics, literary, and pedagogical knowledge within the teaching of Japanese language and literature as a local content through inter or multi-diciplinary approaches||Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini research.|
Graduates of PSBJ is mean to (1) become a professional who show good work ethic and performance on Japanese-language education; (2) able to think critically, creatively and innovatively in order to improve and increase the quality of Japanese-language education; (3) have the ability to research and reasoning to solve the problem that occur on the field, and also to improve the quality of Japanese-language education; (4) able to improve the philosophical and theoretical concept in Japanese-language education; and (5) able to give a professional service to the public.
The required course groups and total credits for the students of the Master’s Degree in Japanese Language Education Study Program are listed in the following table.
|I. Prerequisite Courses (aanvullen)*|
|1||JP 601||Comprehensive Japanese|
|2||JP 602||Basic Japanese Language Education|
(Nihongo Kyouiku no Kiso)
|3||JP 603||General Linguistics|
|II. : Core Courses|
|A. Expertise Foundations Courses|
|B. Graduate School Expertise Courses (MKK)|
|1||PS611||Philosophy of Science||2||X|
|C. Study Program Expertise Courses|
|1||JP 604||Principles of Japanese Language Education|
(Nihongo Kyouiku Gairon)
|2||JP 605||Course Dezain of Japanese Education|
(Nihongo Koosu Dezain)
|3||JP 701||Methods of Teaching Japanese|
|4||JP 702||Evaluation of Japanese Language and Education|
(Nihongo Kyouiku Hyouka)
|5||JP 703||Studies in Japanese Teaching Material|
(Nihongo Kyouiku Kyouzairon)
|D. Selective Courses/ Specific Expertise Courses|
|1||JP 704||Japanese Linguistics|
|2||JP 705||An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistic|
|3||JP 706||Contrastive Linguistics|
|5||JP 708||Studies in Scond Language Learning|
(Daini Gengo Shuutoku)
|6||JP 709||Cross-Cultural Studies|
|7||JP 710||Japanese Academic Writing|
|8||JP 711||Japanese Phonetics|
|9||JP 712||Japanese Semantics|
|10||JP 713||Japanese Sintax|
|11||JP 714||Japanese Pragmatics|
|12||JP 715||Error Analysis|
|13||JP 716||Seminar in Japanese Language Education|
|14||JP 717||Studies in Teaching Profession|
(Nihongo Kyouin Yousei)
|15||JP 718||Action Research|
|Total Selective Courses (to be taken)||10||2||4||4||0|
|JP 798||Thesis (Shuushi Ronbun)||6||X|
|Total credit for student with same background field of study||38||13||13||8||6|
|Total credit for student with different background field of study (including matriculation)||50|
*) The prerequisite courses (aanvullen) should be taken only by students whose educational background are not linear
**) All students must take 10 credit of all selective courses provided.
PSBJ is using assessment system with criterion-referenced approach (PAP) and PSBJ norm referenced approach (PAN), depending to the characteristic of the respective courses. Point of the assessment include; (1) attendance rate lectures; (2) participation in discussion and presentation; (3) daily task and final task (report); (4) mid-term examination (UTS); and (5) final examination. Lecturer have the full right to asses the courses that he/she handle in accordance with the stipulation from the institution.
The curriculum of the Study Program of Japanese Language Education is sytematically and coherently implemented, both internally (among components in the curriculum) and externally (in relation to field of employment). The faculty members are directed to manage their lectures by optimising studnets potentials on the basis of attitudes and behaviours which are in line with the noble virtues and local wisdoms. The lectures are developed in a attempt of helping students to achieve (learning outcomes) and promotion the growth of healthy academic culture.
Various student services have been developed to help students achieve the best learning outcomes and graduate on time. Some of these services are language ciurses abd workshops academic writing, research proposal, and thesis, held at least once a year.
In addition, there is Student Communication Forum, which enables students across batches and study programs to interact and echange ideas. This forum also allows for students to hold various academic and social activities.
Further information regarding the Master’s Degrre in Japanese Language Education Study Program can be found in:
- UPI’s Academic Guidelines (http://sps.upi.edu)
- Book of Curriculum 2015 of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
- Leaflets/brochures of the Master’s Degree in Japanese Language Education Study Program
- Website of UPI’s School of Post-Graduate Studies (http://sps.upi.edu)
- Website of the Mster’s Degree in Japanese Language Education Study Program (http://sunda.sps.upi.edu)