2019 Advanced Japanese 3: Academic presentation 3QB

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamamoto Hilofumi 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to acquire advanced academic Japanese skills. specifically, you will learn how to effectively present your research to students who are not specialized in your field.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire a basic skill which allows you to explain a theory to scientists who are out of your field.


seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, technical term.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Class will be conducted with pairs or small groups. Class will start with lecture, followed by pair work. Students will make a presentation of the discussion outcome.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Consider the differences of your speech style between that with and without technical terms.
Class 2 Consider how to facilitate a technical term. Summarize how to facilitate a technical term and share it with your peer.
Class 3 Consider how to explain something which is complicated in a nutshell. Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 4 Seminar 1 Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 5 Seminar 2 Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 6 Seminar 3 Participate in a seminar and analyze what should be improved.
Class 7 Feedback. Summarize what you should improve based on your feedback report.
Class 8 Your expression is complicated? Or your idea is complicated? Consider what is the significance of communication skill which allows you to tell your research to others who are out of your field.


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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.J601 : Advanced Japanese 4 How to write papers and a thesis
  • LAJ.J602 : Advanced Japanese 5 How to publish research papers

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 take a seat without your reservation.

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