Japanese Level at Admission / N3
Q. What kind of career path did you take after graduating from TCJ? Also, please tell us the reason why you chose your career path.
After graduating from TCJ, I will start my university career at Waseda University's Faculty of Creative Science and Technology. I chose Waseda University because I was interested in architectural design and urban planning since a long time ago, and because Waseda University has a research lab that is ideal for in-depth study. After I entered the university, I also wanted to go to more internships to visit architecture in order to broaden my horizon by adding more experience about architecture. I am still relatively confused about the subject of architecture, and I hope to find out what I want to do and what I want to study from the experience I have gained.
Q. What are your goals and dreams for the future? Please be as specific as possible.
In the future, I want to open an architect's office and be active in the industry as an independent architect. Among the many things that have changed as a result of the Coronavirus, I am particularly interested in how urban planning and architecture will change in the future. When I was interviewed at the university, the professor asked me, "How do you think urban planning will change in the future because of the Coronavirus?" I don't know how to answer this question now. I will continue to study and think about this question even after I enter university. I hope I can use the knowledge I have learned to make a small contribution to society in the future.
Q. Please give some advice to students who will join TCJ in the future and current students based on your experience.
Students will be divided into classes according to their future plans and Japanese level at the time of admission, so there is a high chance of making friends at TCJ who share the same ambition and can study together. The study room is open until 9:00 p.m., so if you can't concentrate on your studies at home, you are encouraged to study in the study room. I only had a JLPT N3 when I first enrolled, but after studying for a while, I passed the N1 in July 2019, and it is difficult to learn Japanese with only a few hours at a language school. If you have the ability to study, you can work part-time or participate in activities where you can chat with Japanese people to improve your Japanese speaking skills. I recommend that students who want to apply to a university enroll in a private class. If you study alone, you will often have questions that you don't understand and no one to explain them to you, and if you have too many questions over time, you will not be able to study efficiently. In addition, it is recommended that students who want to challenge the top schools try to do the general entrance exam questions during the preparation stage. Efforts will definitely pay off, and I hope you will do your best to do the best you can.
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