2018 Advanced Japanese 1: Academic listening 3QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Morita Junko 
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Course description and aims

The aims of this course is to acquire advanced academic Japanese skills. specifically, you will learn how to prepare opening your seminar on a scientist who had an impact on you.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire a basic skill which allows you to open a seminar: how to collect material; how to talk to an audience.


seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, topic analysis.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Class will be conducted with pairs or small groups. Class will start with lecture, followed by pair work. Students will make a presentation of the discussion outcome.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Analyze the style of seminar browsing video sites such as YouTube.
Class 2 Select a scientist who affects your life. Consider what kinds of tasks should be done for opening your seminar.
Class 3 Make your points clear, and prepare for your seminar. Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 4 Seminar 1 Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 5 Seminar 2 Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 6 Seminar 3 Summarize what you should improve based on your feedback report.
Class 7 Feedback Share and discuss the improvement of your seminar with your classmates.
Class 8 How to improve your seminar. Write a report about the methods of opening a seminar.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.

Related courses

  • LAJ.J502 : Advanced Japanese 2: Academic writing and discussion
  • LAJ.J601 : Advanced Japanese 4: How to write papers and a thesis
  • LAJ.J503 : Advanced Japanese 3: Academic presentation
  • LAJ.J602 : Advanced Japanese 5: How to publish research papers

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

International students only.


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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