Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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The Japanese Language Program at Queen’s has been offering courses since 1988. With one permanent faculty, the program offers high-quality instruction at two levels. This program boasts excellent students – some have won prizes at Japanese Speech Contests while others have used their Japanese for internships or international careers. The courses are in high demand and courses fill up very quickly. Please note that you need an average of C ( 1.9 GPA) or above to be able to register for any of JAPN courses.

  • Golden temple

    Kinkaku-ji temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

  • Japanese breakfast

    A Traditional breakfast at Tamahan Ryokan, Kyoto. Photo by Michael Maggs.

  • mount fuji

    Mount Fuji at sunrise from across Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan


  • busy street in tokyo

    Shibuya, one of the busiest streets in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Guwashi.

  • speedy train

    A Shinkansen awaiting passengers in Tokyo. The Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. Photo by Brad Beattie.