Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B213401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Upper-Intermediate Japanese A-1
Subject Name
アッパー―インターメディエイト ジャパニーズ エイイチ
Subject Name in
Upper-Intermediate Japanese A-1
タムラ ヤスオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-2:EDU K216, (3T) Thur1-2:EDU K115
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Japanese
Eligible Students Special Auditing Students
Keywords Reading Comprehension, Intensive Reading, Vocabulary, Composition 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is to cultivate students' reading skills of long compositions and to instill knowledge of intermediate level grammar, vocabulary and expressions in students.  
Class Schedule By reading through Intermediate Japanese reading skills study materials on various topics, students will learn intermediate level grammar, vocabulary and expressions and through partial compositions will learn new items. In the class, primarily, the following expressions and vocabulary are explained:

1. Orientation, keywords of Japanese culture, te/ta form of verb
2. prefix “o/go”, “~tari~tari”, particle “ne/yo/no/na”, reduplicated word, determiner, “~noda”
3. “~dasu/~hajimeru”, prohibitive expression, “~shi~shi”, pseudo noun “no/koto”
4. particle “hodo”, idiom of “ki”, pseudo noun “uchi/aida/ma”, particle “shika”
5. subsidiary verb “~tekuru/~teiku”, “~yooda/~sooda/rashii~”, verb “afureru/koboreru”
6. verbs of giving and receiving (1), simile/metaphor/personification
7. verbs of giving and receiving (2), adverb “tsui/ukkarishite”,”amari/nakanaka”
8. Mid-term Examination

9. verbs of giving and receiving (3), quantifier+”wa/mo”, prefix “oo/ko”
10. adverb “bakari/dake”, “~toka~toka”, suffix “~chuu/~juu”, intransitive verb
11. “~yasui/~ii”, “~nikui/~gatai”, pseudo noun “mono””tsumori”, adverb “made”, “~niyotte”,
   adverb “sekkaku/wazawaza”
12. particle “demo”, “~todoojini”, adverb “motto/sarani”, “~komu”, “~yooganai”
13. “~nitotte/~nitaishite”, adverb “tootoo/tsuini”, “~zujimai”
14. pseudo noun “tokoro”, “~yoo/~muke/~muki”, passive of causative, pseudo noun “hazu”
15. conditional suffixes “ba/to/tara/nara”, “tokorode/sate”, “~toshite”
16. Final Examination
“Tēma betsu Chuukyuu kara manabu Nihongo 3rd edition” (KENKYUUSHA)

PC or AV used in
PPT,DVD etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read through designated materials/texts and review new vocabularies before class.
Requirements Students who are placed into Level 3 or Level 4 based on the placement test and are not a native speaker of Japanese
Required to take 2 classes per week.
Grading Method Participation in class discussion and presentation 20%,  Homework 20%,  Examination 60% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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