2019 Japanese 4B GSEP

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yoshizawa Yukari 
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Course description and aims

This class aims for the students to acquire a higher level of Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to open the seminar on a scientist who had an impact on you.

Student learning outcomes

The following advanced skills can be acquired after this class: 1) how to manage and arrange various kinds of documents and material about a theme; 2) selective competence of the use of suitable expressions for your seminar; 3) the timing to use proper strategies to manage your audience.


seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, Japanese culture.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will learn advanced exercises and discuss them. Based on a theme which you select, you will prepare the materials for your seminar, and open your workshop.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Describe what is a good seminar.
Class 2 Research the life of a scientist who affects your life. Briefly explain a contribution to society by a scientist whom you have chosen.
Class 3 Make your points clear, and prepare for your seminar. Learn how to encourage your audience to join discussions and what kinds of information should be provided to your audience to develop the contents in a seminar.
Class 4 Seminar 1 Make some comments on the presentations.
Class 5 Seminar 2 Make some comments on the presentations.
Class 6 Seminar 3 Make some comments on the presentations.
Class 7 Feedback. Read comments and discuss how to improve your seminar.
Class 8 Discuss how your classmates improve their skill of Japanese through your seminar. Consider what kinds of Japanese skills you learn throughout seminars.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.

Related courses

  • LAJ.J203 : Japanese 4A

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

Only the second year international student can take this course.


GSEP students must choose a class number for GSEP students.

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