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.
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
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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
1) Daily Performance in Class 30%
2) Final Examination 70%
This course is opened only for students taking part in a specific program.