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