2017 Survival Japanese 302: Intensive B

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Japanese language and culture courses
Sato Reiko  Hanai Ai 
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

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 exprerience 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 "Talk about what you did/will do during the weekend."
Class 3 Topic conversation 3 "Things that you want to do in Japan."
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 "Talk about your country."
Class 6 Preparing a presentation: How to make a good speech Create presentaion slides and script.
Class 7 Preparing a presentation: Practice session Revise presentaion 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.

None required

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.T301 : Survival Japanese 301: Intensive

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

This course is opened only for students taking part in a specific program.

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