The aim of this course is to help students acquire the basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation and the ability to present sentences containing technical terms with natural-sounding pronunciation.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation;
2) write the pitch lines and accent marks on technical sentences or terms using the pronunciation dictionary and OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary);
3) present sentences marked with the pitch lines with natural-sounding pronunciation;
4) present their research with easily understandable pronunciation.
Japanese, pronunciation, OJAD, pitch line, terminology, technical sentence, presentation, announcement
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each lesson consists of lectures on Japanese pronunciation and actual training. The first half of this course deals with the basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation, while the latter half addresses to the subjects in line with students' specialty. To participate in the class, students are required to prepare materials relating to their specialty.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Rule of pronunciation 1||Prepare an article of your own field. / Accent of Tokyo language / How to use OJAD|
|Class 2||Rule of pronunciation 2||Accent of compound nouns|
|Class 3||Rule of pronunciation 3||Intonation|
|Class 4||Rule of pronunciation 4||Pitch line for technical sentence 1|
|Class 5||Rule of pronunciation 5||Introduction of research 1|
|Class 6||Exercise 2||Introduction of research 2|
|Class 7||Presentation||Presentation and feedback on your research|
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.
Assessment will be conducted based on students' attendance(20%), homework(30%), small tests(10%), presentations(20%), and the final report(20%).
Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 6 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.