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Introduction to Academic Presentation in Japanese (Intermediate Level)


1 Subject Introduction to Academic Presentation in Japanese (Intermediate Level)
2 Field Japanese language
3 Key words Academic skills, Oral presentation, Question-and-answer session, interaction, Study abroad at the University of Tokyo
4 Unit 0.5
5 Lecturer TBA
6 Period July 12 - 16, 2021
7 Time 10:30am - 12:00 noon (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%, Presentation 20%, Review Quizzes 20%
11 Prerequisites Only students who are registered for one of the five non-language GUC courses are allowed to apply.

This course is suitable for lower intermediate level learners who have been judged to be ”Level 3 Lower Intermediate” or above in the level check test which is offered on the Center’s website:

The level  is about the equivalent to JLPT N3.
12 Contents Purpose:
This course aims to: (1) develop communication and language skills in order to give an effective presentation in Japanese; (2) improve overall skills in Japanese through various activities; (3) get inspired to do study abroad at the University of Tokyo.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Build up oral/aural communication skills in Japanese
  • Understand basic vocabulary and expressions used in presentations
  • Ask appropriate questions and give clear answers
  • Learn about the unique features of the University of Tokyo and study-abroad life in Tokyo.

In this course, students will learn practical academic skills useful for studying in Japanese. This program is composed of 5 classes (1.5 hours each). Through this program students will learn how to give presentations, express their opinions and ask questions in Japanese. Session 4 is a joint session with the regular class of the Japanese Language Education Center. Students will learn about the University of Tokyo by listening to the presentations of international students at the University of Tokyo. There is a question and answer time in the joint session. During this time, students can experience asking questions in Japanese. On the final day, students will give a 5-minute presentation in Japanese. ※Students will take a review quiz in every session.

*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 discussion with your classmates is strongly encouraged.

Session 1 General descriptions of academic presentations
Session 2 Vocabulary and expressions used in presentations
Session 3 Making a PowerPoint and a script
Session 4 Joint presentation session with the regular class of the Japanese Language Education Center
Session 5 In-class presentation session

Assignments: Students must expect to spend about one to two hours
everyday for reviewing the day's lesson. They will be asked to make a
PowerPoint for a 5-minute presentation as well as a script for a
5-minute presentation.

13 Required readings No textbook will be used
14 Reference readings Will specify at class time
15 Notes on Taking the Course This course includes a joint session with the Japanese Language Education Center. Students will interact with international students of the University of Tokyo.


UTokyo Global Unit Courses
International Exchange Group, Education and Student Support Department,
The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8652 JAPAN

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