2021 Japanese 4 A

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Japanese language and culture courses
Sato Reiko 
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Course description and aims

This course aims to learn the advanced skills of how to tell a reason. Students will be requested to pick up a thing which you like most, write a short essay on it, and present your peers how much you love it with good reasons.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the applications of 1) telling a good reason; 2) learning Japanese idiomatic expressions, and 3) remembering all of the kun'yomi kanji.


how to write an essay, written style Japanese, kun'yomi kanji, idiomatic Japanese

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

We will ask students to discuss each topic in a small group. The class will start with a lecture, followed by pair work. Students will make a presentation of the discussion outcome.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and diagnostic test Consider what the best way of expressing a reason is.
Class 2 Learn how to tell a reason. Collect what kinds of expression which indicate clear reason.
Class 3 Pick up your favorite thing for the final presentation. Consider the reason why you like your favorite thing. If there is a reason for it, tell the reason.
Class 4 Make a well-structured paragraph. Consider how you construct a paragraph in which you clearly insist on the reason why you like it
Class 5 Collect suitable materials for your presentation. Collect suitable materials for your presentation.
Class 6 Find and arrange proper speech styles. Find and arrange proper speech styles.
Class 7 Make a presentation and feedback. Make a presentation and feedback.

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.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.

Related courses

  • LAJ.J201 : Japanese 5
  • LAJ.J202 : Japanese 6
  • LAJ.J203 : Japanese 7
  • LAJ.J204 : Japanese 8

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

Only the first year international student can take this course.

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