East Asian Language Studies will provide you with solid training in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in the two main East Asian languages, namely Chinese and Japanese.
Critical Thinking: Creative thinking; Evaluating Ideas, theories and evidence; Interdisciplinary perspective
Cross-cultural Communication: Intercultural Awareness; Sensitivity to cultural viewpoints; Multi-cultural appreciation
Interpretation: Understanding and interpreting culture, religion and beliefs; Interpret historical ideas in a modern context
Oral and written communication: Gather & disseminate information; Compiling observations and data into comprehensive reports
Research: Observe people and things; Analysis and synthesis of information; Literary analysis; Summarize ideas; Planning and organization skills
Aptitude for Language and Acquisition: Understanding of language structures; Command of grammar and syntax; Knowledge of vocabulary and grammar; Evaluate translations and original texts
Attention to Detail: Editing and Revision
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
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Clubs on Campus: Japanese Conversation and Culture Club