You will learn more natural expressions and idiomatic expressions that are balanced and both spoken and written.
By the end of this course, you will be able to use more natural and idiomatic expressions in Japanese.
idiomatic Japanese, natural expressions, language strategy, spoken language, written language
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After explanations by an instructor, you will discuss a theme with your partner. Followed by pair work, you will make a short presentation of the discussion outcome.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||Describe the difficulty of idiomatic phrases or expressions.|
|Class 2||Natural expressions found in TV dramas||Find a TV drama and write out some natural expressions from it.|
|Class 3||Metaphorical expression in the novel||Choose your favorite novel and collect metaphoric expressions.|
|Class 4||Onomatopoeia and mimic words in manga||Choose your favorite manga and collect onomatopoeia/mimetic words.|
|Class 5||Poetic expression in J pop songs||Choose your favorite songs and collect expressions different from everyday conversation.|
|Class 6||Expressions in Proverbs and Story Proverbs||Find and introduce a story that is the source of the proverbs.|
|Class 7||How to use new words in buzzwords||Look for buzzwords and introduce why they became buzzwords.|
|Class 8||Summary||Make a report on the relationship between language and culture based on what you learned in class.|
To be announced in class
We evaluate based on 100% of attendance, and then the pass/fail is determined by discussion, final report presentation.
Although evaluation is severe, classes are fun.
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 attend any courses without your reservation.