2020 Japanese conversation: Pre-intermediate 1 1QA

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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 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.


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 1 Living environment and Life (1): To talk about the environment where you live Composition (1)
Class 2 Lesson 2 Living environment and Life (2): To talk about your daily life Presentation (1)
Class 3 Lesson 3 Transportation and Travel (1): To talk about the Japanese transportation system Composition (2)
Class 4 Lesson 4 Transportation and Travel (2): To talk about your experience of your trip Presentation (2)
Class 5 Lesson 5 Society and Technology (1): To talk about the social problems Composition (3)
Class 6 Lesson 6 Society and Technology (2) : To talk about the progress of science and technology Presentation (1)
Class 7 Summary and 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.T412 : Pre-intermediate Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J421 : Intermediate Japanese 1
  • LAJ.J422 : Intermediate Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4

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

Only for international students who have completed Basic Japanese 3, 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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