2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 35: Kanji intermediate 3 1QA

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Yatabe Yukiko 
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Course description and aims

This course is for intermediate level students who have studied about 400 kanji items. Students will learn kanji items which we often used in daily life and campus life including their research activities, and which are useful for the intermediate level study of Japanese as well. Students will learn how to expand their knowledge of kanji system, recognition skills of kanji, and how to achieve independent kanji learning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to
1) pronounce and understand various kanji combination words at the intermediate level and (N3)-N2 level of JLPT.
2) catch the main idea of sentences using kanji words as a clue.
3) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of kanji combination words at sight even if not yet unknown.
4) expand their vocabulary.



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 at the end of each lecture. Students must take an examination at the final class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Level check test / Class guidance / Review review
Class 2 Kanji for research (量・質・型・差・率・・・)/ Kanji skill (Category of Kanji) Kanji shape,pronunciation,meaning,combination,category
Class 3 Kanji for prefix and suffix(再・未・各・的・・・) / Kanji skill (Kanji of opposite meaning) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, and antonyms
Class 4 Kanji for verbs(満・欠・違・効・慣・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji combination verbs) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, and compound verbs written in Kanji
Class 5 Kanji for verbs(保・配・伝・記・代・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji combination adjectives) Kanji shape,pronunciation,meaning,combination, kanji combination adjectives
Class 6 Kanji for nouns(相・情・報・帯・域・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, kanji with the same pronunciation
Class 7 Kanji for verbs(測・防・求・支・任・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji of synonyms) Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, Kanji of synonyums
Class 8 Examination and Feedback Reading


Original printed matter

Reference books, course materials, etc.

will be introduced in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.T428 : Topic Oriented Japanese 28: Kanji intermediate 2
  • LAJ.T436-01 : Topic Oriented Japanese 36: Kanji intermediate 4

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

Only for international students who have the ability of Japanese language at intermediate level,with about 400 kanjis. Applicants who have passed the class of TOJ28 are, in principle, accepted in this course. New applicants are basically required to take 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.

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