2019 Japanese 3B B

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Komatsu Midori 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(W113)  
Group
B
Course number
LAJ.J202
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This class aims to acquire academic Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to present the virtue of the book (book review) to the audience using advanced communication skills.

Student learning outcomes

The following advanced skills can be acquired after this class: 1) the confidence of having read through the whole book written by the native speaker of Japanese; 2) selective competence of choosing importance from a large amount of the data for the audience; 3) the strategies to overcome the lack of cultural knowledge.

Keywords

reading, selection, summary, confidence

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

Students will introduce the book which each student has chosen, and present the virtue of the book.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Discuss what one of the most difficult things to read a book in a foreign language is.
Class 2 Look for a book which you want to read most. Look for a book which you want to read most.
Class 3 Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover. Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover.
Class 4 Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts. Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts.
Class 5 Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content. Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content.
Class 6 Find and arrange proper speech styles. Find and arrange proper speech styles.
Class 7 Preparation of Poster. Presentation.
Class 8 Poster presentation. 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.J203 : Japanese 4A
  • LAJ.J204 : Japanese 4B

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

Only the second year international student can take this course.

Other

GSEP students must choose a class number for GSEP students.

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