2021 Japanese 5 GSEP

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Yoshizawa Yukari 
Course component(s)
Exercise    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(W833)  
Group
GSEP
Course number
LAJ.J201
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course aims to acquire academic Japanese competence. Especially, the students are requested to present the virtue of the book (book review) to the audience using fundamental communication skills.

Student learning outcomes

The following competence can be acquired after this class;1) the confidence of having read through the whole book written by the native speaker of Japanese2) selective competence of choosing importance from a large amount of the data for the audience.

Keywords

reading, selection, summary, confidence

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Introduction of the book which each student has chosen and presented the virtue of the book.
Classes in the first quarter of FY2021 will be conducted by remote learning (mainly using zoom).

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Finding a book. How to read a book. Discuss what one of the most difficult things to read a book in a presented foreign language is.
Class 2 Look for a book which you want to read most. Think of ways to convey the fun of the book without revealing the story or details. Think about how to convey the appeal of a book. Look for a book which you want to read most. Think of ways to convey the fun of the book without revealing the story or details. Think about how to convey the appeal of a book.
Class 3 Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover. Make a presentation. Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover. Make a presentation.
Class 4 Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts. Make a presentation. Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts. Make a presentation.
Class 5 Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content. Make a presentation. Find and arrange proper speech styles. Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content. Make a presentation. Find and arrange proper speech styles.
Class 6 Make a presentation. Make a presentation.
Class 7 Presentation. Feedback. Presentation. 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.

Textbook(s)

Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Lecture materials will be introduced and distributed via e-mail or in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAJ.J202 : Japanese 3B
  • LAJ.J203 : Japanese 4A
  • LAJ.J204 : Japanese 4B

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

Only second-year international students are eligible.
You cannot miss the first day of this course.

Other

GSEP Students must choose the course for GSEP Students.

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