2020 Japanese seminar 3: Oral expression 3QA

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Miyata Shoko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(Zoom)  
Group
3QA
Course number
LAJ.T443
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to help students acquire presentation skills in Japanese and cross-cultural understanding through discussions on different cultures from various point of view.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) describe their own culture and society;
2) understand the background of cultural difference;
3) give a presentation about Japanese culture and society from their point of view.

Keywords

Inter-cultural understanding, Introducing one's culture and society on customs, activities, visiting places, etc.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Discussions will be conducted on a different topic at each lesson. Students are required to participate in class activities and to make the final presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and placement
Class 2 Visiting places in Japan Introduce visiting places in students' home countries.
Class 3 Festivals in Japan Compare and discuss similarities and differences between festivals in Japan and the students' home countries.
Class 4 Customs in Japan Compare and discuss similarities and differences between customs in Japan and the students' home countries.
Class 5 Students' presentation 1 Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.
Class 6 Students' presentation 2 Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.
Class 7 Students' presentation 3 Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.
Class 8 Final presentation Give a presentation to demonstrate an understanding of Japanese culture and society.

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.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on students' presentation (30%), discussions (20%) and the final presentation (50%).

Related courses

  • LAJ.T444 : Japanese seminar 4: Oral expression

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

Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 4 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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