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Modern Languages - Japanese Studies

Bishop's University

Field of Study:Japanese Language and Literature
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,568
National: $10,699
International: $28,771

Cost estimate is per 30 credits. Please note that a "typical" course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop's also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June.


Welcome to the website of the Japanese Studies Section. My name is Katsunori Hizawa, or Hizawa sensei (or just Hizawa) as my students usually call me. This is a site that I maintain in order to provide detailed information about our program. My students and I would like to show you what we do here in an attempt to study Japanese together. This is a rather time-consuming language (almost 3 times the effort than European languages) and the progress is consequently slow. But it is worth the effort if you are serious about it. The program is a little jewel to us and we are very proud of it. We have a lot of fun together learning the language and the culture behind it. We intend to keep this little window, the only window as a matter of fact, open for Asia on the campus of Bishop’s University.

A characteristic of how my assistant Sakie Tanaka and I teach Japanese here is: team-teaching. My teaching style is a result of interacting with my gurus and friends when I was a student in Japan and later in the United States. Sakie majors in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language at Yamaguchi Prefectural University, Yamaguchi, Japan. We try to put two different teaching styles together so that our students can get the best of both worlds. When it is done right, “one and one” is more than two. We enter the class room together and do the activities that we are best at individually. When the class is over, we go back to our office and start planning for the next class.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Students applying to Bishop’s are expected to have graduated from CEGEP, obtained their DEC and maintained a minimum CRC-score of 23.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 06, 2022