2020 Intermediate Japanese 4 4QC

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Japanese language and culture courses
Saito Chigusa 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have already completed the intermediate 3 level. The four-skill exercises will be conducted based on topics.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) read sentences and obtain information;
2) present opinions on social issues.


Japanese, 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

Small-group activities and presentations will be conducted in class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 L5 My town (Read a description of place) L5 Reading comprehension
Class 2 L5 My town (Explain the town you live/lived ) L5 Composition
Class 3 L6 Have to eat on this day (Read descriptions about Japanese food culture) L6 Reading comprehension
Class 4 L6 Have to eat on this day (Describe food culture in your country) L6 Composition
Class 5 L8 First impression (Read factor analysis) L8 Reading comprehension
Class 6 L8 First impression L8 Composition
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 wo Manabo: Nihongo no Bunkei to Hyogen 56, Second edition (3A Network)
ISBN: 9784883197880

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.J423 : Intermediate Japanese 3
  • LAJ.J511 : Intermediate Japanese 5
  • LAJ.J512 : Intermediate Japanese 6

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

Students must have finished Intermediate Japanese 3 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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