2019 Topic Oriented Japanese 36: Kanji intermediate 4 2QA

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Yatabe Yukiko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(W112)  
Group
2QA
Course number
LAJ.T436
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/10
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is for the intermediate level students who have studied in Topic Oriented Japanese 35 (or those who have studied about 500 kanjis) to expand their kanji vocabularies, the knowledge of kanji system, recognition skills of kanji by the reading activities with various Japanese articles in the course, and how to acquire the ability of autonomous 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 N2 level of JLPT;
2) comprehend multiple kinds of Japanese texts such as advertisements, manuals, documents, newspaper articles, etc. by using kanji words as a clue;
3) estimate the pronunciation and the meaning of kanji compound words at a glance even if students have not yet learned; and
4) expand the knowledge of kanji vocabulary.

Keywords

kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network, reading

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 various kanji words and acquire the knowledge of kanji and the skills for its usage through the reading activities in each class. The instructor will assign homework at the end of each lecture. Students must take an examination at the end of course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Level check test / Class guidance / Reading activity (introduction) Reading exercise (introduction) and Skill up exercise
Class 2 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 3 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 4 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 5 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 6 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 7 Reading activity Reading exercise and Skill up exercise
Class 8 Examination and Feedback N2 check

Textbook(s)

Handousts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

will be introduced in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class performance(20%)、Assignment (20%)、Final exam(60%)

Related courses

  • 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 at the intermediate level and have known words using 500 kanji items can attend the course. Applicants who have not taken TOJ35 must take a kanji level check test.

Other

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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