2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 42: Listening comprehension for news 2QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamanaka Miyako 
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Course description and aims

This course consists of lectures and exercises on Japanese. While listening to the Japanese news, students will learn how to listen to and to discuss its contents.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) catch the keyword while listening, 2) understand the main points in each paragraph, 3) discuss the impressions and opinions.


Japanese, listening, lecture, news, keyword, main point, discussion.

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

Every lesson contains listening comprehension and group discussion of Japanese. The first half of the course deals with lecture and the second half treats news as a subject.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Listening lecture 1 Practice listening to the lecture only with audio sounds.
Class 2 Listening lecture 2 Practice listening to the lecture only with audio sounds.
Class 3 Listening news 1 Practice listening to the news in video.
Class 4 Listening news 2 Practice understanding the lecture by watching some video footages.
Class 5 Listening news 3 Practice understanding news programs by watching video footages and discuss the contents of the video.
Class 6 Exercises: Making the report of the news Practice understanding the contents of news and documentary programs by watching video footages, and sum up what you know.
Class 7 Examination: Presentation of the report Conduct some presentations on what you understand through this course.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance(20%), home work(20%) , presentation(30%), a final report(30%).

Related courses

  • LAJ.T441 : Topic Oriented Japanese 41: Practice for the Japanese pronunciation

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

No prerequisite. Only international students who have a high intermediate level of Japanese skills are allowed to attend this course.


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 take a seat without your reservation.

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