2020 Basic Japanese 3 1QD

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yoshizawa Yukari  Iwasa Utako 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(W112)  Thr3-4(W936)  
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at beginning learners (Beginner 3) who have studied the Japanese language for about 6 months. Students will learn the latter stage of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary. This course focuses on acquiring natural Japanese depending on the situation, and a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and the Japanese society through language learning.
In addition to speaking and listening exercises, students will work on reading and writing. Through a variety of communicative activities, students will be able to communicate in a more natural way, and will learn how to express their own ideas using Japanese.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- understand basic Japanese structure, grammar and vocabulary , and use them on a daily basis;
- accomplish tasks and express their own ideas in Japanese using learned words and phrases;
- understand the system, manners and the way of thinking in Japanese society.


Japanese, basic level, Japanese culture, communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will acquire basic knowledge of Japanese language structures and grammar to promote their language proficiency through conversation practice and so on. Students are expected to read the course schedule and look up the new terms to prepare for the class. At the end of every class, students are given assignments and are expected to turn it in in the next class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lesson 20 This class will cover the following language focuses: noun modification
Class 2 Lesson 21 Conditional sentences 1
Class 3 Lesson 22 Verbs of giving and receiving
Class 4 Lesson 23 Conditional sentences 2
Class 5 Lesson 24 Potential form
Class 6 Lesson 25/26 Expressing reasons, expressing when something occurs, obligation
Class 7 Lesson 27 S (plain) n desu, V nagara V
Class 8 Review and activity
Class 9 Lesson 28 Expressing the state of things (plain sentence) soudesu.
Class 10 Lesson 29 Listing up, making decisions
Class 11 Lesson 30 Volitional form, expressing purpose1
Class 12 Lesson 31 Expressing the state of things2 / V te okimasu, N ga V te arimasu
Class 13 Review and activity
Class 14 Examination and interview (Lesson 20-31)

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.


Beginner Japanese (2) Daichi Main text ISBN-13: 978-4883195077
Elementary Japanese (2) Daichi: Translation of Main Text and Grammar Notes. (English Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195213), (Chinese Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195305), (Korean Ver. ISBN-13: 978-4883195312)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Elementary Japanese (1) Daichi Main text
Elementary Japanese (1)Daichi:Translation of Main Text and Grammar Notes. (English Ver.), (Chinese Ver.), (Korean Ver.)

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Assignment 12% 2) Essay/presentation 8% 3) Final Examination and interview 80%

Related courses

  • LAJ.J412 : Basic Japanese 2
  • LAJ.J414 : Basic Japanese 4

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

For students who have successfully completed "Basic Japanese 2" (LAJ.J412) or the equivalent level, but have not reached "Basic Japanese 4" (LAJ.J414) level, as well as for students who are capable of reading and writing Hiragana/Katakana.


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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