2020 Japanese kanji: Intermediate 4 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.)
Fri3-4(W112)  
Group
2QA
Course number
LAJ.T436
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is aimed at the intermediate level students who have finished Topic Oriented Japanese 35 / Japanese Kanji: Intermediate 3 (or those who have studied about 500 kanji). Students are expected to expand their kanji vocabulary, the knowledge of kanji system and skills for recognizing kanji through reading activities using various Japanese articles. Students are also expected to achieve their autonomous kanji learning through this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) pronounce and understand various kanji combination words used at the intermediate level and N2 level of JLPT;
2) catch the main idea of sentences (e.g. advertisements, manuals, documents, newspaper articles, etc.) using kanji words as a clue;
3) guess the pronunciation and the meaning of kanji combination words which they have not seen before;
4) expand their knowledge of kanji vocabulary.

Keywords

kanji, shape, pronunciation, meaning, combination, function, network, reading

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

At each class, students will learn 6 new kanji used in various vocabulary and acquire the knowledge of kanji and skills for actual usage through reading activities. 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 Level test / Kanji learning and Reading activity (advertisement) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading /Skill up exercise
Class 2 Kanji learning and Reading activity (questionnaire) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading / Skill up exercise
Class 3 Kanji learning and Reading activity (ward newsletter) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading / Skill up exercise
Class 4 Kanji learning and Reading activity (newspaper article 1) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading / Skill up exercise
Class 5 Kanji learning and Reading activity (newspaper article 2) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading / Skill up exercise
Class 6 Kanji learning and Reading activity (newspaper article 3) Kanji vocab. expansion and Reading / Skill up exercise
Class 7 Final examination and Feedback Reading activity

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 exam 60%
Students are required to attend more than 60% of the scheduled classes to take the final exam.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T435 : Japanese kanji: Intermediate 3

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

Only for international students whose Japanese proficiency is equivalent to intermediate level, having knowledge of 500 kanji . Applicants who have not taken Topic Oriented Japanese 35 / Japanese kanji: Intermediate 3 are required to take kanji level test.

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

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 course without your reservation.

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