2020 Intermediate Japanese 1 3QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Miyata Shoko 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have already completed the beginner's level. The four-skill exercises will be conducted based on topics. The course will further introduce more pre-intermediate level vocabulary and sentence patterns. The course will help students acquire practical Japanese skills through task-oriented exercises.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) read short sentences and obtain information;
2) explain feelings and opinions in brief.


Japanese, pre-intermediate level, reading, writing

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will focus on task activities in the classroom.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 L1 Fast Food (Discussion Topic: Advantages and disadvantages of fast food) L1 grammar
Class 2 L1 Fast Food / L2 Earthquake (Discussion Topic: Tips for earthquake safty) L1 composition, L2 grammar
Class 3 L2 Earthquake L2 composition
Class 4 L3 Children nowadays (Introduce recent topics and discuss) L3 grammar
Class 5 L3 Children nowadays / L4 Japanese image (Read charts and explain) L3 composition, L4 grammar
Class 6 L4 Japanese image
Class 7 Examination, Feedback

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Chuu kyuu e ikoo (3 A Corporation)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified, handouts will be given in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment 20%, examination 80% (written exam 70%, interview 10%)

Related courses

  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4
  • LAJ.J422 : Intermediate Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J423 : Intermediate Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J424 : Intermediate Japanese 4

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

Students must have finished Basic Japanese 4 or the equivalent level.


You must reserve your place in the class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to attend the class without reservation.

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