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.)
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.
Japanese, kanji, news, Japanese society, Japanese culture
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
Kanji: SATO Naoko, SASAKI Satoko Ryugakuseinotameno kanji kyokasho high level 1000 kokusyoKankokai
Listening: Not specified. Handouts will be given in class
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
class performance(attendance/participation/homeworks/quiz)30%／midterm, final examination 50%／presentation 20%
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 2A(LAJ.T103)
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Japanese 1B(LAJ.T102), Introduction to Japanese 3B(LAJ.T106)
This course is opened only for Korea-Japan program students.