This course is aimed at very beginning learners of the Japanese language. Students will learn conversational expressions for everyday situations and become capable of having a conversation. Students will also make a presentation about the Japanese society for a further understanding of the Japanese culture and society.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Understand basic Japanese conversational expression and phrases, and use it on a daily basis.
・Build a conversation to a certain length using basic Japanese expressions
・Make a presentation using expressions and phrases covered in the course
・Express one's own ideas about the Japanese culture and society
Japanese language, basic level, beginner, conversation, communication, presentation
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first half of the course, students will learn basic conversational expressions and improve Japanese language skills. In the latter half of the course, Japanese expressions used in a presentation situation will be covered. Students will make a presentation about their experience of life in Japan in the last lesson.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Topic conversation 1||Develop conversation skills and strategies related to making small talk.|
|Class 2||Topic conversation 2||Develop conversation skills and strategies related to making small talk.|
|Class 3||Topic conversation 3||Develop conversation skills and strategies related to making small talk.|
|Class 4||Preparing a presentation: Expressions in presentation||Understand the expressions in presentation. Decide on a presentation topic and create your presentation slide by the next class.|
|Class 5||Topic conversation 4||Develop conversation skills and strategies related to making small talk.|
|Class 6||Preparing a presentation: How to make a good speech||Create presentation slides and script.|
|Class 7||Preparing a presentation: Practice session||Revise presentation slides and script.|
|Class 8||Short presentation and feedback||Build on and share your own ideas and the ideas of others regarding Japanese society.|
Course materials will be provided during the class.
1) Daily Performance in Class 30%
2) Final Examination 70%
This is an intensive course for exchange students. Only students who have signed up in advanced are able to register.