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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
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)
To be specified in class if necessary
participation (10%), homework (10%), test (80% including interview (10%))
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.