This class aims at for the students to acquire academic Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to present the virtue of the book （book review) to the audience using advanced communication skills.
The following advanced skills can be acquired after this class: 1) the confidence of having read through the whole book written by the native speaker of Japanese; 2) selective competence of choosing importance from a large amount of the data for the audience; 3) the strategies to overcome the lack of cultural knowledge.
reading, selection, summary, confidence
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Introduction of the book which each student has chosen and present the virtue of the book.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||Discuss what is the most difficult thing to read a book in foreign language.|
|Class 2||Look for a book which you want to read most.||Look for a book which you want to read most.|
|Class 3||How to read a book from cover to cover.||How to read a book from cover to cover.|
|Class 4||How to use reading strategies when you encounter a difficulty specifically in cultural contexts.||How to use reading strategies when you encounter a difficulty specifically in cultural contexts.|
|Class 5||How to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without telling its content.||How to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without telling its content.|
|Class 6||Find and arrange proper speech styles.||Find and arrange proper speech styles.|
|Class 7||Preparation of Poster.||Make a presentation.|
|Class 8||Poster presentation.||Feedback.|
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.
GSEP students must choose a class number for GSEP students.