2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 22: Intermediate listening comprehension and conversation 2 2QA

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Saito Chigusa 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have already completed elementary Japanese.
We aim to improve listening/speaking skills of lower intermediate Japanese through familiar topics.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
 1. Improve accuracy in listening
 2. Develop appropriate expressions of spoken Japanese used in real life
3. Learn how to provide an understandable explanation
The most important thing is that after seven weeks, each of you would have achieved your own goal and feel your listening/speaking skills have improved.


accuracy, appropriateness, comprehensibility

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

We will practice accurate listening, natural conversation, and clear explanations of familiar subjects following the textbook. Quizzes and homework will be assigned.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation & placement test
Class 2 Unit1 I look forward to your support.-- Introducing oneself mastering today's vocabulary, writing an essay "Self-introduction."
Class 3 Unit9 The game that was popular in my childhood was roller-skating -- talking about your childhood mastering today's vocabulary, writing an essay "My childhood"
Class 4 Unit12 If you are going to learn a foreign language, you should learn it from a native speaker of that country -- expressing your opinion. mastering today's vocabulary, writing an essay "Significance of studying abroad."
Class 5 Unit23 It’s a friendly atmosphere since you can see the ocean --Introducing your favorite place mastering today's vocabulary, writing an essay "My favorite place."
Class 6 Unit30 It says “ at least five people” -- making an inquiry mastering the vocabulary covered in the previous lessons, selecting and revising an essay to make the final speech
Class 7 Quiz, Final Speech1 making a speech, understanding each others' speech
Class 8 Final Speech2 making a speech, understanding each others' speech


Weekly J: Nihongo de Hanasu 6-shuukan, Bonjinsha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified

Assessment criteria and methods

You will need over 60% to pass this course: attendance 70%, is mandatory; class contribution and assignments 30%, quiz/presentation 70%.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T421 : Topic Oriented Japanese 21
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1
  • LAJ.J422 : Intermediate Japanese 2

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

No prerequisite. Only international students who have an elementary level of Japanese skills.


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 the course without your reservation.

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