2020 Intermediate Japanese 6 4QB

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Japanese language and culture courses
Kusano Muneko 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students having JLPT_N3 level proficiency who wish to proceed to JLPT_N2 level. Reading practices on various kinds of materials will be conducted to help students acquire skills for effective reading. Students are expected to select their own materials, and share the content with other students both orally and in writing through various oral / composition practices.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) read and comprehend more complicated Japanese;
2) share what they read with others both orally and in writing.


Japanese, intermediate level, reading, writing

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students are expected to prepare for the class by reading textbooks, and writing assignment will be given at the end of each lesson. Students are required to attend every class, and to take the final exam. Students will be provided with support which will lead them to achieve their autonomous vocabulary / grammar learning.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 6 Great East Japan Earthquake Obtain information about disaster evacuation
Class 2 Lesson 6 Great East Japan Earthquake Write an essay: “Disaster Evacuation”
Class 3 Lesson 7 Stress Assignment: Lesson 7
Class 4 Lesson 7 Stress Revise and resubmit your essay
Class 5 Lesson 9 Birth / Parenting Assignment: Lesson 9
Class 6 Lesson 9 Birth / Parenting Write your opinion
Class 7 Final Exam and 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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment 35%, Exam 50%, Interview 15%

Related courses

  • LAJ.J511 : Intermediate Japanese 5
  • LAJ.T441 : Japanese seminar 1: Oral expression
  • LAJ.T442 : Japanese seminar 2: Listening comprehension
  • LAJ.T443 : Japanese seminar 3: Oral expression
  • LAJ.T444 : Japanese seminar 4: Oral expression
  • LAJ.T445 : Japanese seminar 5: Language and society
  • LAJ.T446 : Japanese seminar 6: Language and society

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

Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 5 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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