2020 Intermediate Japanese 2 2QB

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Japanese language and culture courses
Nishibe Yuka 
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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 L6 Japanese invention (Discussion Topic: Inventions in Japan and your country) L6 grammar
Class 2 L6 Japanese invention / L7 Recycling and the flea market (Discussion Topic: Recyling in Japan and your country) L6 composition, L8 grammar
Class 3 L7 Recycling and the flea market / L8 Aizuchi (responses) (Discussion Topic: Interjections in Japanese and other languages) L8 composition
Class 4 L8 Aizuchi (responses) / L6 composition revision L7 grammar
Class 5 L10 Way of using words (How to use honorifics in Japanese) L7 composition, L10 grammar
Class 6 L10 Way of using words ( Master basic honorifics in Japanese) / Presantation: L6 composition "Inventions in my country"
Class 7 Examination, interview

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.


Chukyu e ikoo (3A corporation)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified: handouts will be provided in the classroom.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment 20%, presentation 10%, examination 70% (written exam 60%, interview 10%)

Related courses

  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1
  • LAJ.J423 : Intermediate Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J424 : Intermediate Japanese 4

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

Students must have finished Intermediate Japanese 1 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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