2020 Japanese 7 A

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Japanese language and culture courses
Morita Junko 
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Course description and aims

This class aims for the students to acquire a higher level of Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to prepare the seminar on a scientist who had an impact on you.

Student learning outcomes

The following basic skills can be acquired after this class: 1) how to manage and arrange various kinds of documents and material about a theme, 2) selective competence of the use of suitable expressions for your seminar, and 3) the timing to use proper strategies to manage your audience.


seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, Japanese culture.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will learn basic exercises and discuss them. Based on a theme which you select, you will prepare the materials for your seminar.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Describe what a seminar is.
Class 2 Pick up a scientist who affects your life. Briefly explain a theory by a scientist whom you have chosen.
Class 3 Make your points clear, and prepare for your seminar. Learn what kinds of speech style you should use in a seminar.
Class 4 Seminar 1 Make some comments on the presentions.
Class 5 Seminar 2 Make some comments on the presentations.
Class 6 Seminar 3 Make some comments on the presentations.
Class 7 Feedback. Read comments and discuss how to improve your seminar.

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.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be provided during the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J204 : Japanese 4B

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

Only the second year international student can take this course.


GSEP students must choose a class number for GSEP students.

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