2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 33: Culture and society 3 1QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

This class is for the students who have already completed the intermediate 2. The students will learn the application of linguistic contents to a suitable situation considering to whom the speaker talk. The class will further present more formal words and patterns. Students will focus on the practical skills in Japanese through task-oriented exercises.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:1) Handle a little complex conversation 2) Make opinions and present on social issues


Japanese, Intermediate level, conversation

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 four-skill exercises are carried out based on topics. Tasks in a small group and students will present what you will learn in the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, Placement test L1 Becoming a friend
Class 2 L1 Becoming a friend (2) L1 Becoming a friend (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 3 L1 Becoming a friend (2) L1 Becoming a friend (composition)
Class 4 L2 After reading the questioner (1) L2 After reading the questioner (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 5 L2 After reading the questioner (2) L2 After reading the questioner (composition)
Class 6 L3 Directing the way (1) L3 Directing the way (vocabulary, grammar)
Class 7 L3 Directing the way (2) L3 Directing the way (composition)
Class 8 Summary, Test


Intermediate Japanese (Nihongo no Bonjinsha)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

not specified, handouts will be given in class

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J423 : Intermediate Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J424 : Intermediate Japanese 4

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

Students must have finished Intermediate Japanese 2, 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 attend any classes without your reservation.

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