2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 15: Kanji basic 1 1QA

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Yatabe Yukiko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(W931)  
Group
1QA
Course number
LAJ.T415
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/10
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is for the students who have some background of studying Japanese (i.e.the first half of elementary level finished with 50-100 kanjis learned), to acquire the ability of basic Kanji (shape,pronunciation, meaning and combination) and to gain the basic knowledge of Kanji system and skills of Kanji recognition, through class activities.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to pronounce and understand the meaning of basic Kanji combination words at the elementary level.

Keywords

Kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, network

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

Students will learn about 20 new kanjis in each class. Class activities will be offered to acquire the knowledge of kanji and the skills for its usage. The instructor will assign homework in every lecture. Students must take an examination in the final class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Level check test / Class guidance / Kanji introduction Basic kanji system
Class 2 The basic kanji(一・二・三・日・本・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 3 Kanji for time words(時・分・週・年・朝・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 4 Kanji for location (上・下・中・・・)/Kanji for adjectives(新・古・高・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 5 Kanji for nouns(店・音・手・・・)/Kanji for verbs(聞・話・書・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 6 Kanji for nouns(国・館・員・・・)/Kanji for verbs (入・出・始・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 7 Kanji for adjectives(長・短・多・・・)/ Kanji for season and family(春・夏・家・父・母・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, and combinations.
Class 8 Exam and Feedback Kanji network

Textbook(s)

Original printed matter.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Will be introduced in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class performance 20%, Assignment 20%, Final examination 60%

Related courses

  • LAJ.T416 : Topic Oriented Japanese 16

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

Only for international students who have the ability of Japanese language in the first half of elementary level, with 50-100 kanji can attend this course. The applicants are required to take a Kanji level check test.

Other

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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