2019 Japanese 2A B

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Sato Reiko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(W932)  
Group
B
Course number
LAJ.J103
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/20
Lecture notes updated
2019/11/8
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course aims to learn the basics of how to tell a reason. Students will be requested to pick up a thing which you like most, write a short essay on it, and present your peers how much you like it with good reasons.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the basics of 1) writing a short essay, 2) learning Japanese idiomatic expressions, and 3) remembering all of the basic kun'yomi kanji.

Keywords

how to write an essay, written style Japanese, kun'yomi kanji, idiomatic Japanese

Competencies that will be developed

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

We will ask students to discuss each topic in a small group. The course will start with a lecture, followed by pair work. Students will make a presentation of the discussion outcome.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and diagnostic test Consider what the best way of expressing a reason is.
Class 2 Learn how to tell a reason. Collect what kinds of expression which indicate an apparent reason.
Class 3 Pick up your favorite thing for the final presentation. Consider the reason why you like your favorite thing. If there is a reason for it, tell the reason.
Class 4 Make a well-structured paragraph. Consider how you construct a paragraph in which you clearly insist on the reason why you like it
Class 5 Collect suitable materials for your presentation. Collect suitable materials for your presentation.
Class 6 Find and arrange proper speech styles. Find and arrange proper speech styles.
Class 7 Make a presentation. Make a presentation.
Class 8 Feedback. Feedback.

Textbook(s)

Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J104 : Japanese 2B
  • LAJ.J201 : Japanese 3A
  • LAJ.J202 : Japanese 3B
  • LAJ.J203 : Japanese 4A
  • LAJ.J204 : Japanese 4B

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

Only the first year international student can take this course.

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