This class aims at for the students to acquire academic Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to prepare the seminar on a scientist who had an inpact on you.
The following basic skills can be acquired after this class: 1) how to manage and arrange various kinds of documents and material about a theme; 2) selective competence of the use of suitable expressions for your seminar; and 3) the timing to use proper strategies to manage your audience.
seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, Japanese culture.
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn basic exercises and discuss them. Based on a theme which you select, you will prepare the materials for your seminar.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||Describe what is a seminar.|
|Class 2||Pick up a scientist who affects your life.||Briefly and simply explain a theory by a scientist whom you have chosen.|
|Class 3||Make your points clear, and prepare for your seminar.||Learn what kinds of speech style should be used in a seminar.|
|Class 4||Seminar 1||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 1.|
|Class 5||Seminar 2||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 2.|
|Class 6||Seminar 3||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 3.|
|Class 7||Feedback.||Read comments and discuss how to improve your seminar.|
|Class 8||How to improve your seminar.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.
Only the second year international student can take this course.