2019 Advanced Japanese 2: Academic writing and discussion 4QD

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yoshizawa Yukari 
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Course description and aims

This course aims to learn how to hold an interview, to give a presentation, and to write a report in Japanese. Students will be requested to have a discussion with several persons, to provide a presentation in class, and to submit a report at the end of the course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the basic skills of 1)holding an interview 2)giving a presentation 3) writing a short report.


How to hold an interview, to give a presentation, to write a report

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

After an explanation of how to hold an interview, students will discuss a theme in each group or pair. Then, students will interview someone on/out of campus, and give a presentation on it. Finally, you will write a report.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and diagnostic test Think about your theme.
Class 2 Learn how to hold an interview. Think how to hold an interview.
Class 3 Find your theme and consider questions. Make a questionnaire.
Class 4 Practise interviewing. Consider with whom you will have an interview.
Class 5 Make a presentation. Prepare a presentation.
Class 6 Make a presentation. Prepare a presentation.
Class 7 Make a presentation. Prepare a presentation.
Class 8 Make a presentation. Write a report.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J501 : Advanced Japanese 1: Academic listening

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

International students only.


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 without your reservation.

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