The School offers award-bearing programmes for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. The seven-level Advanced Diploma in Japanese allows students to acquire a high proficiency in the language, while the multi-modular Advanced Diploma in Japanese Communication and Culture helps advanced students further their communication skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture. In addition, a number of short courses cover a wide range of topics such as Kansai dialect, Japanese calligraphy and ikebana.
The School also regularly organises seminars, talks and other extracurricular activities to engage students and encourage cultural exchange. These include education fairs, career seminars, speech and karaoke contests, and seminars on the culture of Higashiyama hosted by experts from Ginkakuji of Kyoto, as well as demonstrations of Sado, Kodo and Japanese cuisine. In 2008, a Japanese e-learning platform was launched to provide extra learning support outside of the classroom.
The school also launched a Japanese Mini-MOOCin 2016 to introduce Japanese language and culture in a fun and interactive way. The Japanese Mini-MOOCis open to the public; please visit the following link to start your adventure.
除了兩地貿易頻繁外, 日本文化產業如日劇、動漫、音樂等也滲透著香港每一個角落, 包括動漫節、偶像演唱會、戲院上映的日本電影, 電視上播的日劇等等。
綜觀以上不同因素, 學院將開辦「行政人員證書(中日/日中翻譯)」課程, 為具高日語水平的人士培養中日/日中翻譯技能。此課程的翻譯教材會集中於三個範疇:商業實用文、出版及電影。學員亦可從各方面學習翻譯的基礎知識及透過討論及學習不同的翻譯文本,有助提升學員的日語能力。