2017 Basic Japanese 2 2QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yoshizawa Yukari  Mino Yuko 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Mon3-4(W9-321, 西9号館3階 少人数ゼミルーム)  Wed3-4(W113)  
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at very beginning learners (Beginner 2) of the Japanese language. Students will learn the basic of Japanese grammar and vocabulary for everyday situations . Students will learn writing Japanese sentences using Hiragana and Katakana. Through a variety of communicative activities, students will be able to communicate in ordinary conversation and will learn how to express their own ideas with using in basic Japanese.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Understand basic Japanese structure, grammar and vocabulary and will be able to use it on a daily basis.
・Speak in Japanese about daily activities including time and place, express opinions and comments using simple sentences.
・Read and write Hiragana and Katakana well.


Japanese, basic level, beginner, conversation, communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will gain knowledge of basic Japanese language structures and grammatical items to promote language proficiency. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule and check up on new terms. Towards the end of every class, students are given assignments and are expected to turn it in in the next class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 16: Giving reason, talking on the phone. This class will cover the following language focuses: S kara, ~. (reason)
Class 2 Lesson 17: Asking how to go with a map, visiting. V te kudasai.
Class 3 Lesson 18: Describing one's activities. V te, V te, V procedure/procedure)
Class 4 Lesson19: Introducing one's family, family terms, professions. V te imasu. (progressive)
Class 5 Lesson 20: Understanding sign, asking and giving permission, conversation in a hospital. Lesson 21: Manners in a Japanese inn, a camping site and a train etc. V te mo ii desu. (permission) V te wa ikemasen. (prohibition) V nai de kudasai. (negative requests)
Class 6 Lesson 22: Talking about Japan. V ta koto ga arimasu. (past experience)
Class 7 Lesson23: Asking and giving advises. V tari, V tari shimasu. (listing actions) V ta ho ga ii desu. (advice)
Class 8 Lesson 24/25: Describing and writing one's schedule, talking about one's hobby. V dictionary form V dictionary-form koto ga dekimasu.
Class 9 Lesson26: Talking and giving opinion about Japan, informal language. ~ to omoimasu. (opinions)
Class 10 Lesson27: How to read signs, talking about foreign language. ~ toki, ~. (when)
Class 11 Lesson28: Useful expressions in emergency. V tara, ~. (conditions) V temo, ~. (reverse conditions)
Class 12 Lesson 30: Looking back over the first year in Japan. Writing a thank you letter. ~ narimasu. (change of state)
Class 13 Lesson 30: Looking back over the first year in Japan. Writing a thank you letter.
Class 14 Review and Examination (Lesson 16-30)
Class 15 Feedback


Yamazaki Yoshiko, Doi Mitsuru Basic Japanese for Students Hakase2 3A Corporation ISBN-13: 978-4883194063

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Assignment 20%2) Final Examination 80%

Related courses

  • LAJ.J413 : Basic Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J411 : Basic Japanese 1

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

Students must have successfully completed "Basic Japanese 1" (LAJ.J411) or have equivalent knowledge, and students who have not reached "Basic Japanese 3" (LAJ.J413) level .


You must reserve your seat of this class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to take a seat without your reservation.

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