|1||Subject||Step up Japanese for Upper Beginners|
|3||Key words||Natural communication in Japanese, Interactions, Verb conjugation, System of plain forms|
|6||Period||July 5 - 9 and 12 - 16, 2021|
|7||Time||8:30-10:00am (Japan Standard Time)|
|8||Lecture style||Online (live virtual class)|
|9||Evaluation Criteria||Excellent (S) 90 –100％; Very good (A) 80–89％; Good (B) 70–79%; Pass (C) 60–69%; Fail (D) 0–59％|
|10||Evaluation methods||Attendance and Participation 40%, Assignments 20%, Quizzes 20%, Review Test 20%|
Only students who are registered for one of the five non-language GUC courses are allowed to apply.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to express and communicate more complex ideas. The goal is not just to memorize expressions, but deepen your understanding of the Japanese language system in order to produce meaningful sentences that sound natural. In particular, the class deals with "verb conjugation," which is one of the more challenging aspects for Japanese beginners. It also works on the so-called "plain forms" system that appears in various sentence patterns. By focusing on these points, you will be able to build a better foundation for improving your Japanese language learning in the future.
This online course is designed so that you will be able to use your Japanese when you visit the country in the near future and communicate with the people in variety of settings. See the schedule below for specific content and the main grammar items.
*This is a combination of lecture and interactive class that simulates face-to-face sessions. In principle, therefore, the students are requested to have their camera on during the class. Active participation is strongly encouraged. Most of the instructions will be given in Japanese to maximize your exposure to the language, though some explanations will be given in English.
The contents are subject to change. Details will be explained in the class.
Assignments: students are required to complete a worksheet provided everyday (1-2 pages). Students must expect to spend about one to two hours everyday for reviewing the day's lesson.
|13||Required readings||Center's original materials|
|14||Reference readings||Will specify at class time|
|15||Notes on Taking the Course||If you want to review the beginner's level items (hiragana, katakana, basic words, numbers, etc.) beforehand, please refer to the contents on the following page.
International Exchange Group, Education and Student Support Department,
The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8652 JAPAN
Please send all inquiries regarding the courses to the following email address:
utokyo-guc.adm(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp *Please change (at) to