2018 Survival Japanese 301: Intensive B

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Japanese language and culture courses
Sato Reiko  Morita Junko  Morita Junko  Yoshizawa Yukari  Hanai Ai  Yamaguchi Noriko  Wakamatu Fumie 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at first-time learners of the Japanese language. Students will learn the basic of Japanese grammar and vocabulary for everyday situations and become capable of having a conversation. This course also provides some information about Japanese culture and society.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Understand basic Japanese structure, grammar and vocabulary and will be able to use it on a daily basis.
・Speak in Japanese about daily activities including greetings, self-introduction, words for daily goods, time and place, express opinions and comments using simple sentences.


Japanese, basic level, conversion, communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will gain knowledge of basic Japanese language structures and words to promote language proficiency. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule and check up on new terms. Towards the end of every class, students are given assignments and are expected to turn it in in the next class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit1 Introducing yourself (phrase 1) Greetings and numbers(1-10) Self-introduction
Class 2 Unit1 Introducing yourself (phrase 2 and 3) I like…
Class 3 Unit2 Asking for direction "arimasuka"
Class 4 Unit3 Shopping How much?, numbers (10-10000)"- kudasai", adjectives
Class 5 Unit4 Convenience stores and restaurants (phrase 1 and 2) "-onegaishimasu"
Class 6 Unit4 Convenience stores and restaurants (phrase 3 and 4) "-nandesuka"
Class 7 Unit5 Asking permission "V-temo iidesuka"
Class 8 Unit6 Making requests "V-te kudasai"
Class 9 Unit7 Transportation "doyatte", "donokurai"
Class 10 Unit8 Talking about plans and activities "V-masho", vebv past tense, "V-tai desu"
Class 11 Unit7&8 Review
Class 12 Unit9 Talking about impressions "Do desuka", "Do deshitaka", adjectives
Class 13 Unit10 Eating Review "Donna", "-sodesu"
Class 14 Review, Making a small conversation
Class 15 Examination and feedback


Ogata Yukiko, Sumitani Kana, Hidari Yasuko and Watanabe Yukiko "NIHONGO FUN & EASY Survival Japanese Conversation for Begginers" ASK, ISBN-13: 978-4872177213, ¥1900+tax

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.T302 : Survival Japanese 302: 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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