2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 41: Pronunciation for presentation 3QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamanaka Miyako 
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Course description and aims

This course aims to acquire the basic knowledge of the Japanese pronunciation and the ability to present the sentence that contains the technical terms in sounding pronunciation.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation;
2) write the pitch line of accent marks on the technical sentence or terms using the pronunciation dictionary and OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary);
3) present the sentence using the pitch line at the sounding pronunciation;
4) perform their research at the pronunciation easy to understand.


Japanese, pronunciation, OJAD, pitch line, terminology, technical sentence, presentation, announcement

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 lecture and practice for Japanese pronunciation. The first half of the course deals with basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation, the second half address the subject in line with their specialty. To participate in the lecture, prepare the material relating to your specialty.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Rule of pronunciation 1 Prepare an article of your own field. Accent of Tokyo language. How to use OJAD
Class 2 Rule of pronunciation 2 Accent of compound nouns
Class 3 Rule of pronunciation 3 Intonation
Class 4 Rule of pronunciation 4 Pitch line for technical sentence 1
Class 5 Rule of pronunciation 5 Pitch line for technical sentence 2
Class 6 Exercise 1 Introduction of research 1
Class 7 Exercise 2 Introduction of research 2
Class 8 Presentation Presentation and feedback on your research


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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance(20%), home work(30%) , small test(10%), presentation(20%), a final report(20%).

Related courses

  • LAJ.T442 : Topic Oriented Japanese 42: Listening comprehension for news

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

No prerequisite. Only international students who have a high intermediate 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 without your reservation.

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