This course is for the students who have finished the study of elementary level Japanese with knowledge of about 250 basic Kanji. Students will learn 250 Kanji which are very useful for the first half of the intermediate level Japanese language study as well as for daily life and campus life including their research activities. Students will learn the pronunciation and meaning of each Kanji, Kanji combinations, and also expand their knowledge of Kanji system and recognition skills of Kanji which will lead students to achieve autonomous Kanji studying.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) pronounce and understand various Kanji combination words in the first half of the intermediate level and N3 level of JLPT.
2) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of Kanji combination words at sight even if not yet unknown.
3) expand their vocabulary
Kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn 15 new kanjis in each class. Through activities and assignments in the class, they acquire the knowledge of kanji and the skills for its usage. The instructor will assign homework in each lecture. Students must take an examination in the final class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Level check test / Class guidance / Review||Review of basic Kanji|
|Class 2||Kanji for dairy words （米・油・鳥・緑・品・・・）/ Kanji writing||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, and Kanji writing.|
|Class 3||Kanji for body （頭・顔・首・歯・指・・・）/ Kanji skill (phonetic markers)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, and phonetic markers|
|Class 4||Kanji for verbs （貸・借・洗・用・落・・・）/ Kanji skill (radicals)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, and radicals|
|Class 5||Single Kanji used for one word （数・点・角・波・液・・・）/ kanji skill (Kun & On reading)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, Kun & On reading|
|Class 6||Kanji for prefix and suffix （初・予・全・末・化・・・）||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, prefix, and suffix|
|Class 7||Kanji for adjectives （静・暑・寒・危・難・・・）/ Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, and homonym: different Kanji characters but the same pronunciations.|
|Class 8||Exam and Feedback||reading activity|
Will be introduced in the class
Class performance 20%, Assignment 20%, Final examination 60%
Only for international students who have the ability of Japanese language in the first half of the intermediate level (around 250 kanji items knowledge) can attend this course. Applicants who have passed the class of TOJ16 are, in principle, accepted in this course. However new applicants will take the Kanji level check test.
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.