2020 Japanese conversation: Intermediate 3 3QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamashita Haruyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students who have already completed Intermediate 2 level. Students will learn 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.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) handle a little complicated conversation;
2) present opinions on social issues.


Japanese, Intermediate level, 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 1 Becoming a friend (1): To introduce yourself using various expressions how to make friends Compositon (1)
Class 2 Lesson 2 Becoming a friend (2): To talk about the daily life of yourself Presentation (1)
Class 3 Lesson 3 After reading the questioner (1): To illustrate the figures, the graphs and the tables in Japanese Compositon (2)
Class 4 Lesson 4 After reading the questioner (2) : To present the results of opinion polls Presentation (2)
Class 5 Lesson 5 Directing the way (1): To use the complex expressions how to ask and tell the way Compositon (3)
Class 6 Lesson 6 Directing the way (2): To talk about the shops and places that you often visit 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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