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.
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
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||Lesson 1 Mt. Fuji||Discover attractive “Mt Fuji”, and review what you find out.|
|Class 2||Lesson 2 Superfans – Read treatise, and report research result||Write an essay: “the attractive Mt. Fuji”.|
|Class 3||Lesson 3 Washoku, Japanese food – Learn written words||Write an essay: “Definition of OTAKU”.|
|Class 4||Lesson 5 Not on time – Explain graphs and chats||Revise and resubmit your essay.|
|Class 5||Lesson 5 Not on time – Compare Japanese with other cultures||Revise and resubmit your essay.|
|Class 6||Lesson 4 Ghost Story – Categorize, Write a story||Write a ghost story or folk tale|
|Class 7||Examination, Read your story|
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.
Not specified: the instructor will provide handouts in class.
Assignment 55%, Final Exam 45%.
Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 4 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.