2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 21: Intermediate listening comprehension and conversation 1 1QA

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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 the listening skill 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 grammar
 2. Develop appropriate expressions
3. Attain the N3 level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
The most important thing is that after seven weeks, each of you would have achieved your own goal and feel your speaking skills have improved.


listening skill, accuracy, appropriateness, N3 level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

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 comprehension of familiar subjects following the textbook. Explanations will be given when you are confused. Homework will be assigned.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and placement test
Class 2 Chapter2-① Recognizing the Question on Patterns appropriate utterance, appropriate response, task comprehension
Class 3 Chapter2-② Recognizing the Question on Patterns getting the point, understanding the overview
Class 4 Chapter3-① Understanding the Language Around You on the street, weather forecast/traffic report
Class 5 Chapter3-② Understanding the Language Around You at school, at work, at the hospital and shops
Class 6 Chapter4-① Identifying the Topic of Discussion describing people and objects, place/direction/location
Class 7 Chapter4-② Identifying the Topic of Discussion numbers/figures/making calculations, order/comparison
Class 8 Review & Final Exam. checking how much of the material you have achieved


Nihongo So-Matome N3 Listening Comprehension (ASUKU Publishing)

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 10%, assignments 10%, quiz/presentation 80%.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T422 : Topic Oriented Japanese 22
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1
  • LAJ.J422 : Intermediate Japanese 2

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

No prerequisite. Only for international students who have 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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