2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 34: Culture and society 4 4QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

The students will learn the application of linguistic contents to a suitable situation considering to whom the speaker talk. The class will further present more formal words and patterns. The course focuses on cultivating practical skills of Japanese through task-oriented exercises.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:1) Handle discussion 2) Make opinions or present on social and international issues


Japanese, intermediate level, task, conversation

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

The four-skill exercises are carried out based on topics. The tasks in a small group and students will focus on presentations in the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, Placement test L4 Food and Diet (preparation)
Class 2 L4 Food and Diet (1) L4 Food and Diet (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 3 L4 Food and Diet (2) L4 Food and Diet (composition)
Class 4 L5 Borrowing a book (1) L5 Borrowing a book (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 5 L5 Borrowing a book (2) L5 Borrowing a book (composition)
Class 6 L6 Standpoint of man and woman (1) L6 Standpoint of man and woman (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 7 L6 Standpoint of man and woman (2) L6 Standpoint of man and woman (composition)
Class 8 summary and test feedback


Intermediate Japanese (Nihongo no Bonjinsha)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified: the instructor will provide handouts in every lesson.

Assessment criteria and methods

participation(10%), homework(10%), test(80%)

Related courses

  • LAJ.J423 : Intermediate Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J424 : Intermediate Japanese 4

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

Students must have finished Intermediate Japanese 2, or the equivalent level


You must reserve your seat of this class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to attend any classes without your reservation.

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