2016 Survival Japanese 102: Intensive

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamamoto Hilofumi 
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Course description and aims

This course is intended for complete beginners in learning 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.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Understand basic Japanese conversational expressions and phrases, and use them 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

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  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.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be provided during the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Daily Performance in Class 30%
2) Final Presentation 70%

Related courses

  • LAJ.S101 : Survival Japanese 101: Intensive

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This is an intensive course for exchange students. Only students who have signed up in advanced are able to register.

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