This course is aimed at students who have finished the study of basic level Japanese with knowledge of about 250 basic Kanji. Students will learn 250 Kanji often used for the study of lower-intermediate level Japanese language as well as for daily life and campus life including their research activities. Students will learn the pronunciation and the meaning of each Kanji and Kanji combinations, and will further expand their knowledge of Kanji system and skills for recognizing Kanji which will lead them to achieve their autonomous Kanji studying.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) pronounce and understand various Kanji combination words often used for the study of lower-intermediate level and N3 level of JLPT;
2) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of Kanji combination words which they haven't seen before;
3) expand their vocabulary.
Kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn 15 new kanji in each class. Through activities and assignments in the class, students will acquire knowledge of kanji and skills for actual usage. Students are given assignments in every class, and are required to take the final exam.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Level test: Kanji for dairy words （米・油・鳥・緑・品・・・）/ Kanji writing||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji writing.|
|Class 2||Kanji for body （頭・顔・首・歯・指・・・）/ Kanji skill (phonetic markers)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (phonetic markers).|
|Class 3||Kanji for verbs （貸・借・洗・用・落・・・）/ Kanji skill (radicals)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (radicals).|
|Class 4||Single Kanji used for one word （数・点・角・波・液・・・）/ kanji skill (Kun & On reading)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and kanji skill (Kun & On reading).|
|Class 5||Kanji for prefix and suffix （初・予・全・末・化・・・）||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (prefix and suffix).|
|Class 6||Kanji for adjectives （静・暑・寒・危・難・・・）/ Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation)||Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (homonym: different Kanji characters but the same pronunciations).|
|Class 7||Final examination and Feedback||Reading activity|
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.
Will be introduced in the class
Class performance 20%, Assignment 20%, Final examination 60%
Students are required to attend more than 60% of the scheduled classes to take the final exam.
Only for international students whose Japanese proficiency is equivalent to lower- intermediate level (with knowledge of around 250 kanji). Applicants who have passed Topic Oriented Japanese16 / Japanese kanji: Basic 2 are, in principle, accepted in this course, however, new applicants are required to take Kanji level test.
Tuesday 15:15-16:15 (Contact by E-mail in advance to schedule an appointment)
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.