2020 Japanese conversation: Pre-intermediate 2 2QA

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Yamashita Haruyuki 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6(W111)  
Group
2QA
Course number
LAJ.T412
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have completed the basic level, specifically for those who are still not confident in their Japanese when they speak with Japanese people. This course will focus on various interesting topics to be shared with the class.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- communicate in Japanese without problem;
- enjoy conversation with Japanese people;
- express their opinions in Japanese.

Keywords

Japanese, pre-intermediate level, conversation, speech

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course will promote students' ability to practically use the expressions and vocabulary which they have already learned in Basic Japanese courses through familiar topics.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 7 Eating habit and health (1): To discuss the health problem Compossiton (1)
Class 2 Lesson 8 Eating habit and health (2): To talk about the healthy diet Presentation (1)
Class 3 Lesson 9 Study and Job (1): To talk about your research Compossiton (2)
Class 4 Lesson 10 Study and Job (2): To talk about your future job Presentation (2)
Class 5 Lesson 11 Social problem and Environmental issue (1): To talk about the social issues Compossiton (3)
Class 6 Lesson 12 Social problem and Environmental issue (2): To talk about the environmental problems 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.

Textbook(s)

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.T411 : Japanese conversation: Pre-intermediate 1
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1
  • LAJ.J422 : Intermediate Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4

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

Students must have finished Basic Japanese 3, or the equivalent level.

Other

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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