2019 Introduction to Japanese 1A KJ

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Japanese language and culture courses
Morita Junko 
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Course description and aims

This course will train basic Japanese language skills through composition and presentation continuing from Introduction to Japanese 1A. Students are required to do research, analysis and make a presentation about Japanese society.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Learn written Japanese, become capable of writing longer sentences using quoted data.
2. Capable of communicating one's opinion understandably.


Japanese language, composition, essay, presentation, Japanese culture

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In an essay writing class, students will write a report after learning essay writing methods. In the presentation, students will learn the way of preparing presentation slides and an effective way of performance.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Survey of Japanese culture(3) Prepare an investigation work plan.
Class 2 Textbook Lesson 6 Understand expressions in report.
Class 3 Survey of Japanese culture(4) Analyze the survey data and create presentation slide.
Class 4 Survey of Japanese culture(5) Revise presentation slide.
Class 5 Survey of Japanese culture(6) Understand effective presentation.
Class 6 Textbook Lesson 10 and 12 Understand the structure and writing method of report.
Class 7 Textbook Lesson 11 Understand quoting and analyze data in writing report.
Class 8 Report writing (1) Prepare the data and information for writing report.
Class 9 Report writing (2) Submit report until the next class.
Class 10 Report writing (3) Revise the corrected report and submit a rewrite report until the next class.
Class 11 Report writing (4) Look back the writing method in report writing.
Class 12 Final presentation (1) Decide the topic of final presentation and prepare the contents.
Class 13 Final presentation (2) Decide the topic of final presentation and prepare the contents.
Class 14 Preparing for an interview Understand the expression in the interview and think about the motivation for entering university.
Class 15 Final presentation (3) Understand effective presentation.


Etsuko Tomomatsu Shoronbun e no 12 no Suteppu (Short Essays in 12 Steps), 3A cooperation

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class performance (participation and homeworks)20%, Essay 20%, Presentation 60%

Related courses

  • LAJ.T103:Introduction to Japanese 2A
  • LAJ.T105 : Introduction to Japanese 3A

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

Pre-pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 2A(LAJ.T103), Introduction to Japanese 3A (LAJ.T105)


This class is opened only for Korea-Japan program students.

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