2020 Japanese kanji: Intermediate 2 2QA

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Yatabe Yukiko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri1-2(W112)  
Group
2QA
Course number
LAJ.T428
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
Access Index

Course description and aims

This course is aimed at students who have finished Topic Oriented Japanese 27 / Japanese Kanji : Intermediate 1 (or those who have studied about 350 kanji). Students will learn Kanji often used for the study of lower-intermediate level Japanese courses as well as for daily life and campus life including their research activities. The course will further expand students' knowledge of Kanji system and skills for recognizing Kanji which will lead them to achieve their autonomous Kanji studying.

Student learning outcomes

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) grasp the main idea of sentences using students' Kanji knowledge as a clue;
3) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of Kanji combination words which they haven't seen before;
4) expand their vocabulary.

Keywords

Kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will learn 13 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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Kanji for verbs (変・決・集・続・選・・・)/ Kanji skill (phonetic markers) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (phonetic markers).
Class 2 Kanji for students life (科・期・問・題・宿・・・・) Kanji skill (radicals) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning ,combinations and Kanji skill (radicals).
Class 3 Kanji for verbs (残・比・焼・勝・守・・・)/ Kanji skill (prefix & suffix) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (prefix and suffix).
Class 4 Kanji for social life (値・段・払・税・申・・・)/ Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning, combinations and Kanji skill (Kanji with same pronunciation).
Class 5 Kanji for verbs (吸・混・捨・定・加・・・)/ Kanji skill (writing) (的・・・) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning and combinations. Writing and reading activity
Class 6 Kanji for dairy words(平・成・若・愛・礼・・・)/ Kanji skill (reading activity) Students will learn Kanji shape, pronunciation, meaning and combinations. Writing and reading activity
Class 7 Final examination and Feedback JLPT N3/N2

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)

Original material

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Will be introduced in the class

Assessment criteria and methods

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.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T427 : Japanese kanji: Intermediate 1
  • LAJ.T435 : Japanese kanji: Intermediate 3

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

Only for international students whose Japanese proficiency is equivalent to lower-intermediate level, having knowledge of about 350 kanji. Applicants who have not taken Topic Oriented Japanese 27 / Japanese Kanji : Intermediate 1 are required to take Kanji level test.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

YATABE,Yukiko yuaranka[at]krc.biglobe.ne.jp

Office hours

Tuesday :15:15-16:15 (Contact by E-mail in advance to schedule an appointment)

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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