2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 12: Daily life in Japanese society 2 4QA

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Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

This class is for the students who have completed the basic level, especially for those who are still not confident in their Japanese in the conversation with Japanese people. The class will pick various topics which the students could share with interest.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) communicate in Japanese without trouble
2) enjoy conversation with Japanese
3) tell their opinions in Japanese.


Japanese, pre-intermediate level, conversation, speech

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 class focuses on the practical use of expressions and vocabularies the students have already learned in the basic courses.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 4-1 Eating habit and health (1) L4-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 2 Lesson 4-2 Eating habit and health (2) L4-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 3 Lesson 5-1 Study and Job (1) L5-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 4 Lesson 5-2 Study and Job (2) L5-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 5 Lesson 6-1 Social problem and Environmental issue (1) L6-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 6 Lesson 6-2 Social problem and Environmental issue (2) L6-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 7 Oral presentation
Class 8 Summary, Test


Nihongo de Hanasou 4 (ELEC)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.T411 : Topic Oriented Japanese 11
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1

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

Students must have finished Basic Japanese 4, 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 take a seat without your reservation.

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