Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC335211 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語教育学特定研究II
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language II
マツミ ノリオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Tues9-10:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and Exercise, Student presentation, Discussion. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students Students in Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Required course
Keywords Acquisition of mother language, Learning of second language, Recognition and emotion, psychological approach, Empirical study. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・As an individual or in a group, planning and effectively carrying out research・activities.
・Compiling results of individual research or educational practices into reports or theses and making a presentation. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this course is to cultivate the basic and applied skills of empirical research to interpret the psychological mechanism concerning acquisition of a mother tongue and learning of a second language including Japanese and others. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1  Revise a research plan which is edited after an interim presentation
Lesson 2  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 3  Clarify a research process. Prepare for further research and experiment
Lesson 4  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 5  conductfurther research and experiment
Lesson 6  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 7  Final preparation for main research and experiment
Lesson 8  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 9  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 10  We're going to develop the consideration about the result.
Lesson 11  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 12  You're going to make a conclusion of your graduation thesis with preparing for the final presentation on graduation thesis.
Lesson 13  You're going to make a conclusion of your graduation thesis with preparing for the final presentation on graduation thesis.
Lesson 14  Same as the previous lesson
Lesson 15  You're going to announce the result of your study in the final presentation and participate in Q&A positively.

The class is conducted based on discussion between students and a teacher. Graduate students also will participate in the discussion. 
No specific textbooks. Lessons mainly consist of discussions among a teacher, students and students of Seminar. Both Japanese and foreign literature relevant to research themes are introduced when needed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Materials provided in class, Audiovisual aids such as PC screen. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The class is divided into two.
1. Time before a study theme being decided.
2. Time after a study theme is decided.
It is important that you solve the questionable point that you hold so that problems are not left for the accomplishment and summary of the study from time to time. In 1, Because the accomplishment of the preliminary investigation and experiment becomes the important process, let's keep it in mind to be able to perform it with time margin. The problems about the procedure are settled immediately.In 2, It is important to use the statistics treatment method set at the time of the drafting of the study plan beforehand. It is desirable for you to read and learn the book of statistics and its relevant processing methods for how to use statistics software and the interpretation of the results. Carry through logicality, objectivity for interpretation and the consideration of the result to write the article. 
Requirements Hoped for to students who have taken Second language acquisition (Semi.) (sixth semester). Take with Specific Study of Japanese as a Second LanguageⅠ(seventh semester). 
Grading Method The file of research assignment (30%), Participation in presentations & discussion (50%), Result of final presentations in graduation thesis presentation (20%) are evaluated comprehensively. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message To conduct your research and experiment, your seminar's classmates' or seniors' cooperation is indispensable. So have a good communication with each other in daily bases and start on preparation. Through the statistical work of research data and review of the results, learn the skills to see and grasp things analytically, logically, and objectively. 
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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