2019 Introduction to Japanese 2B KJ

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Nishibe Yuka 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr3-6(W114)  
Group
KJ
Course number
LAJ.T104
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This class aims to improve listening and presentation skills in Japanese and increase vocabulary for university life. Listening/ Reading: Understand the news, searching for the keywords. Read the newspaper to gain a further understanding of the TV news. Discuss the contents. Summarize or write your opinion on it. Mini-speech/presentation: choose a piece of recent news you are impressed, and make a presentation. Kanji: we will learn one lesson of Kanji from the advanced kanji textbook with a small quiz in the next class.
(minimum pass mark 80%, if you fail, you must take a make-up exam.)

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the TV news and summarize the content, 2) explain your own opinion on it, 3) acquire the vocabulary for university life.

Keywords

Japanese, kanji, news, Japanese society, Japanese culture

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

In each class, students will watch the TV news, and discuss the contents. At the end of the course, you will write a summary or an opinion as homework. To deepen the understanding of the news, students will read the newspaper.
In every lesson, students will take a kanji quiz, and must prepare for it.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Kanji (1) learn how to read newspaper1 Study Kanji(2)
Class 2 learn how to read newspaper2 summarize the newspaper
Class 3 Kanji(2) TV news and Newspaper1 Kanji Quiz (3)
Class 4 TV news and Newspaper2 write a summary and a opinion
Class 5 Kanji (3) watch TV news and discussion Kanji Quiz (4)
Class 6 watch TV news and discussion write a summary and a opinion
Class 7 Kanji (4) watch TV news and discussion Kanji Quiz (3)
Class 8 watch TV news and discussion write a summary and a opinion
Class 9 Kanji (5) watch TV news and discussion Kanji Quiz (4)
Class 10 watch TV news and discussion write a summary and an opinion
Class 11 Kanji (6) make a draft of a presentation "an interesting piece of recent news." Kanji Quiz (5)
Class 12 make a draft of a presentation "an interesting piece of recent news." write a summary and a opinion
Class 13 final examination ( Kanji, the listening of TV news) prepare for a draft of a presentation
Class 14 presentation (title: "an interesting piece of recent news")
Class 15 prepare for the final presentation

Textbook(s)

Kanji: SATO Naoko, SASAKI Satoko Ryugakuseinotameno kanji kyokasho high level 1000 kokusyoKankokai
Listening: Not specified. Handouts will be given in class

Reference books, course materials, etc.

SEGAWA Yumi, KAMIYA Sachiko, KITAMURA Sadayuki News no Nihongo chokai 500 3A network
SEGAWA Yumi, KAMIYA Sachiko, KITAMURA Sadayuki chukyu kara hajimeru Nyusu no nihongo chokai 40 3A network
MIZUTANI Shu, MIZUTANI Nobuko Shimbun de manabu Nihongo The Japan Times

Assessment criteria and methods

class performance(attendance/participation/homeworks/quiz)30%/midterm, final examination 50%/presentation 20%

Related courses

  • LAJ.T102:Introduction to Japanese1B
  • LAJ.T106:Introduction to Japanese3B

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

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 2A(LAJ.T103)
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 1B(LAJ.T102), Introduction to Japanese 3B(LAJ.T106)

Other

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

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