2020 Japanese conversation: Intermediate 4 2QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course will help students practice how to appropriately use the expressions they have learned depending on the occasion and the person they are talking to. The course will further introduce more formal words and euphemistic expressions, and will also help students acquire practical Japanese skills through task-oriented exercises and presentations.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- handle discussion;
- present opinions on social and international issues.


Japanese, intermediate level, task, conversation

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The four-skill exercises will be conducted based on topics. Students are required to positively participate in small-group tasks and presentations.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 7 Food and Diet (1): To illustrate your domestic main cuisine in details Composition (1)
Class 2 Lesson 8 Food and Diet (2) : To talk about your daily diet Presentation (1)
Class 3 Lesson 9 Borrowing a book (1): To talk about your favorite books Composition (2)
Class 4 Lesson 10 Borrowing a book (2) : To borrow the items (changing expressions depending on listeners) Presentation (2)
Class 5 Lesson 11 Traveling (1): To illustrate the geographical features and the environments Composition (3)
Class 6 Lesson 12 Traveling (2) : To talk about the experiences of your trip Presentation (3)
Class 7 Summary, Test 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.


Not specified (materials will be provided in class if necessary)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be specified in class if necessary

Assessment criteria and methods

participation (10%), homework (10%), test (80% including interview (10%))

Related courses

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

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

Students must have finished Intermediate Japanese 2, 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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