2018 Advanced Japanese 2: Academic writing and discussion 4QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Morita Junko 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to learn Japanese expressions and language skills which are useful when you attend a lecture at university. Specifically, students will be requested to write a short paper using data collected by themselves.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the basic skills of: 1) writing a short report, 2) using useful Japanese idiomatic expressions.


how to write a report, written style Japanese, idiomatic Japanese

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

After a brief explanation is provided, group discussion will be held in pairs or groups of three or so. Then, students will give a presentation about the discussion outcomes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and diagnostic test Collect some paper in which you are interested.
Class 2 Learn the style of paper. Find some useful expression to write a paper.
Class 3 Find your theme. Find your theme in which you can easily collect data.
Class 4 Make a research question. Make a research question which you can answer with Yes or No.
Class 5 Collect data and express in figures and tables. Learn how to draw a figure/table and its caption.
Class 6 Write a paper. Learn what are the stylistic elements of a paper.
Class 7 Make a presentation. Consider the speech style of a scientific presentation.
Class 8 Feedback. Consider what kinds of comments are useful for presentors.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J501 : Advanced Japanese 1: Academic listening

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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