2019 Basic Japanese 3 1QF

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yoshizawa Yukari  Sato Reiko 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Mon1-2(W112)  Wed3-4(W112)  
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at beginning learners (Beginner 3) who have studied the Japanese language for about 6 months. Students will learn the latter stage of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary. This course focuses on acquiring natural Japanese depending on the situation, and a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and the Japanese society through language learning.
In addition to speaking and listening exercises, students will work on reading and writing. Through a variety of communicative activities, students will be able to communicate in a more natural way, and will learn how to express their own ideas using Japanese.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
・Understand basic Japanese structure, grammar and vocabulary and will be able to use it on a daily basis.
・Accomplish tasks and express their own ideas in Japanese using learned items.
・Understand the system, manners and the way of thinking in Japanese society.


Japanese, basic level, Japanese culture, communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will gain knowledge of basic Japanese language structures and grammatical items, and promote language proficiency through conversation practice and so on. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule and check up on new terms. Towards the end of every class, students are given assignments and are expected to turn it in in the next class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and placement test
Class 2 Lesson 20 This class will cover the following language focuses: Noun modification
Class 3 Lesson 21 Conditional sentences 1
Class 4 Lesson 22 Verbs of giving and receiving
Class 5 Lesson 23 Conditional sentences 2
Class 6 Lesson 24 Potential form
Class 7 Lesson 25/26 Expressing reasons Expressing when something occurs, obligation
Class 8 Lesson 27 S (plain ) n desu, V nagara V
Class 9 Review and activity
Class 10 Lesson 28 Expressing the state of things (plain sentence) soudesu.
Class 11 Lesson 29 Listing up, Making decisions
Class 12 Lesson 30 Volitional form, Expressing purpose1
Class 13 Lesson 31 Expressing the state of things2 V te okimasu, N ga V te arimasu
Class 14 Review and activity
Class 15 Review and Examination (Lesson 20-31)


Beginner Japanese (2) Daichi Main text ISBN-13: 978-4883195077
Elementary Japanese (2) Daichi: Translation of Main Text and Grammar Notes. (English Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195213), (Chinese Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195305), (Korean Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195312)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Elementary Japanese (1) Daichi Main text
Elementary Japanese (1)Daichi:Translation of Main Text and Grammar Notes. (English Ver.), (Chinese Ver.), (Korean Ver.)

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Assignment 20% 2) Final Examination 80%

Related courses

  • LAJ.J412 : Basic Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4

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

Students must have successfully completed "Basic Japanese 2" (LAJ.J412) or have equivalent knowledge and also capable of reading and writing Hiragana/Katakana, and students who have not reached "Basic Japanese 4" (LAJ.J414) level .


You must reserve your seat of this class in advance using Japanese class onine system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to take a seat without your reservation.

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