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 presentaion 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 converstaion to a certain length using basc 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, basic level, conversation, communication
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 exprerience of life in Japan in the last lesson.
|第1回||Topic conversation 1||Develop conversation skills and strategies related to making small talk.|
|第2回||Topic conversation 2||"Talk about what you did/will do during the weekend."|
|第3回||Topic conversation 3||"Things that you want to do in Japan."|
|第4回||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.|
|第5回||Topic conversation 4||"Talk about your country."|
|第6回||Preparing a presentation: How to make a good speech||Create presentaion slides and script.|
|第7回||Preparing a presentation: Practice session||Revise presentaion slides and script.|
|第8回||Short presentation and feedback||Build on and share your own ideas and the ideas of others regarding Japanese society.|
1) Daily Performance in Class 30%
2) Final Presentation 70%
This course is opened only for students taking part in a specific program.