This course aims to learn how to apply Japanese expressions and language skills which are useful when you attend a lecture at a university. Specifically, students will be requested to write a short paper using data collected by themselves and present their peers.
By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire and apply the advanced skills of 1) writing a short report, 2) using useful Japanese idiomatic expressions, and 3) reading and using essential kanji characters in kun'yomi.
how to write a report, written style Japanese, kun'yomi kanji, idiomatic Japanese
|Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Specialist skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After a brief explanation, students will discuss the topics in a small group. Then, students will make a presentation about the discussion outcomes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation and diagnostic test||Collect some paper which you concern.|
|Class 2||Learn the style of paper.||Find some useful expression to write a paper.|
|Class 3||Find your theme.||Find your theme in which you can quickly collect data.|
|Class 4||Make a research question.||Make a research question which you can answer with Yes or No.|
|Class 5||Collect data and express in figures and tables.||Learn how to draw a figure/table and its caption.|
|Class 6||Write a paper.||Learn what the stylistic elements of a paper are.|
|Class 7||Make a presentation.||Consider the speech style of a scientific presentation.|
|Class 8||Feedback.||Consider what kinds of comments are useful for presenters.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.
Only the first year international student can take this course.