2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 28: Kanji intermediate 2 2QA

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Yatabe Yukiko 
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Course description and aims

This course is for the students who have finished Topic Oriented Japanese 27(or those who have studied about 350 kanji items). Students will learn Kanji which we often used in the first half of the intermediate level of Japanese course as well as for daily life and campus life including their research activities. The course is also to expand their knowledge of Kanji system and skills of Kanji recognition furthermore to achieve autonomous Kanji studying.

Student learning outcomes

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) catch the main idea of sentences using student's Kanji knowledge as a clue               
3) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of Kanji combination at a glance even if students have not yet learned.
4) expand their vocabulary


Kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network

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

Students will learn 13 new kanjis in each class. Through activities and assignments in the class, they will acquire the knowledge of kanji and the skills for its usage. The instructor will assign homework to students at the end of each lecture. Students must take an examination at the end of this course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Level check test / Class guidance / Review Review exercises
Class 2 Kanji for verbs (変・決・集・続・選・・・)/ Kanji skill (phonetic markers) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, phonetic markers
Class 3 Kanji for students life (科・期・問・題・宿・・・・) Kanji skill (radicals) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning ,combinations, radicals
Class 4 Kanji for verbs (残・比・焼・勝・守・・・)/ Kanji skill (prefix & suffix) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, prefix and suffix
Class 5 Kanji for social life (値・段・払・税・申・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, Kanji with same pronunciation
Class 6 Kanji for verbs (吸・混・捨・定・加・・・)/ Kanji skill (writing) (的・・・) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, writing Kanji
Class 7 Kanji for dairy words(平・成・若・愛・礼・・・)/ Kanji skill (reading activity) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations, reading activity
Class 8 Exam and Feedback N3/N2 check sheet


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Assessment criteria and methods

Class performance 20% , Assignment 20%, Final examination 60%

Related courses

  • LAJ.T427 : Topic Oriented Japanese 27
  • LAJ.T435-01 : Topic Oriented Japanese 35: Kanji intermediate 3

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

Only for international students who have the ability of Japanese language in the first half of the intermediate level, having about 350 kanji items can attend this course. Applicants who have not taken TOJ27 are required to 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 this course without your reservation.

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