2017 Topic Oriented Japanese 51: Strategic approach to Japanese and culture 1 1QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamamoto Hilofumi 
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Course description and aims

We will learn Japanese culture areas through language, arts, music, and several plays of children. We will discuss some uniqueness of the Japanese culture from the viewpoint of the international students. By means of culture study we will learn the introduction of Japanese language as well.

Student learning outcomes

You will find some Japanese cultures which you have not noticed before taking this class. You will be interested in things Japanese. You will acquire the introduction parts of Japanese language knowledge as well through this culture course.


Japanese culture, Japanese people, Japanese language, literature, arts, music, cross-culture

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Discussion in a small group and presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction choosing topics Choose your own topic.
Class 2 Share your knowledge on Japanese culture. Expressions when conveying your message.
Class 3 Explain simple Japanese words in English. Think the relationship between language and culture.
Class 4 Try to speak with Japanese kids. Think the Japanese school system.
Class 5 Show your favorite thing and tell something to somebody. Think communicative strategy for culture speech.
Class 6 Express your opinions of language and culture. Consider how to organize your own opinions.
Class 7 Poster presentations Making your presentation.
Class 8 Feed back Stating your impressions of other presentations.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

This class will judge your credit by pass or fail.
Students must present all class activities. No late comer can participate in this class.
All of presentation, report, participation, and visiting activities are required.
Students who miss any of above requirements cannot obtain any credit.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T502 : Topic Oriented Japanese 52

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

Student's language level must be lower than basic or the equivalent level.
Students must speak in English.


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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