An interesting collection of photos from Japan 100 years ago.
During the process of registering for our new courses, we were finally able to pick up our results from last term.
How does it work if you’ve already gone back to your country?
I honestly don’t know. I assume that you can find them out online, or some such.
Incidentally, I got As in all of my Japanese modules (though I don’t know anyone who didn’t), an A in my culture/literature classes, and a B in my history class. None of these were udergraduate subjects from the departments that Japanese students are entered in, but all of them were from the exchange student department.
In case there’s anyone wondering what’s good to take, I’ll write my thoughts on the lessons:
A brief text update (I wanted to include photos, but the uni pcs don’t have a port for the camera memory card. Updating tumblr from my netbook takes so long that I mostly give up halfway through…I’ll bring my photos to school another day!)
The new term is about to start at Doshisha - this week is still registration.
Incidentally, we had another placement test.
I got into level 8 (out of 9), but I still had no idea what the last section of the test was on about - how fluent do you have to be to get into 9?? (^^;;
However, I was actually aiming for 8, so I’m pretty pleased. My permitted credits this term are pretty restricted - I could get permission from my home university to extend them (possibly) but instead I’ve decided to take fewer credits and focus on doing those intensely, backed up by my own study and research for my dissertation.
The courses I’ve decided to take:
- 文章表現 Writing
- 口頭表現 Speaking
- 語彙 Vocabulary
- 読解 Reading
- 日本の文学 Japanese Literature
- 現代史 Modern History
The Modern History unit is actually an undergradute level course, not an exchange student course, so I’m looking forward to the challenge. I finished the registration for that today, so it’s all confirmed. Exciting!!
p.s. the sakura is in full bloom, I went to a 花見 (flower-viewing, i.e. glorified picnic) yesterday and wandered around parks and temples today. Enjoying my Spring Holidays until the very last!
I’m massively behind on posting about what I’ve been doing, so I’ve decided to give up on chronological order.
So, I’ll give a quick summary on what’s been happening, and maybe what you can expect (though given this tumblr’s track record, “expect” might be too strong a word)., and then just post some pretty pictures.
- went to a concert (Flumpool)
- took my end of term exams
- went to the snow festival in Hokkaido
- went to (and am now currently in) Seoul, Korea
…and probably more, too (including less fun stuff, like the worst cold I’ve had in years). I’ve been keeping busy!