2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 11: Daily life in Japanese society 1 3QA

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Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

This class is for students who have completed the basic level, especially for those who are still not confident in their Japanese when they speak with Japanese people. This class will use various topics in which students share with interest.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) communicate in Japanese without trouble
2) enjoy conversation with Japanese
3) tell their opinions in Japanese.


Japanese, pre-intermediate level, conversation, speech

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 class focuses on the practical use of expressions and vocabularies the students have already learned in basic Japanese.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 1-1 Living environment and Life (1) L1-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 2 Lesson 1-2 Living environment and Life (2) L1-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 3 Lesson 2-1 Transportation and Travel (1) L2-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 4 Lesson 2-2 Transportation and Travel (2) L2-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 5 Lesson 3-1 Society and Technology (1) L3-1 Assignment (grammar, expression)
Class 6 Lesson 3-2 Society and Technology (2) L3-2 Assignment (composition)
Class 7 Oral presentation
Class 8 Summary and test


Nihongo de Hanasou 4 (ELEC)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified: the instructor will provide handouts in every lesson.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.T412 : Topic Oriented Japanese 12
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1

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

Students must have completed Basic Japanese 4, or the equivalent level, and only international students can apply to this course.


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 courses without your reservation.

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