Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC330904 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語教育と文法
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Pedagogical Japanese Grammar
シラカワ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds5-8:EDU K203
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture, Discussion, Tutorial
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Students in Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Compulsory elective subject
Keywords Grammar, Discourse, Aspect, Voice, Modality, Complex sentence 
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within Educational
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Criterion referenced
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Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To acquire basic understanding of the current status and tasks of Japanese language education. 
Class Objectives
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The purpose of this course is to nurture the objective analysis ability regarding Japanese language from the students perspective, by using the grammatical items for beginners (second half) as the teaching material, following ""Japanese Grammar (3 semester).""
Focusing on expressions of sentence ends and syntax of complex sentences, we aim to learn the importance of attention to the differences with the synonymous expressions and thinking grammar in dialogues
Also we overview the points to remember on the occasion of teaching Japanese to non-native speakers of Japanese.
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Orientation
 Overview the grammatical items for the latter half of beginner's course, consider what kind of attention should be paid to them from a pedagogic grammar of Japanese perspective.
 Keyword: Sentence end expression, Complex sentence, Synonymous expression, Context
Lesson 2 Aspect (1) 「-teiru」
 Analyze the meaning of "-teiru" such as "Kii-teiru" , "taore-teiru", etc., focusing on the types of verbs and the difference from "-shita" and consider what is important for understanding of learners.
  Keyword: Aspect, Change verb, Intransitive verb, Transitive verb
Lesson 3 Aspect (2) 「-tearu」
 Consider the meaning and usage of "-tearu" such as "kai-tearu", "oi-tearu"", etc., comparing to "-teiru" and paying attention to differece between intransitive verb and transitive verb
  Keyword: Intransitive verb, Transitive verb, Volitionality
Lesson 4 Modality (1) the expression of will
 Consider the meaning and the usage of ""-shiyou""(mood), comparing to ""-suru"", ""-surutsumorida.""
Also consider non-parallel relationship with ""-mashou.""
  Keyword: Modality, Inducement, Will, Listener-wise
Lesson 5 Modality (2) Tentative expression (1)
 After overviewing ""tentative expression"" of Japanese, consider what  ""guess,"" represented by ""-darou"" and ""-kamoshirenai,"" is and how to introduce it.
 Keyword: Estimation, Predication, Modality of cognition
Lesson 6 Modality (3) Tentative expression (2)
 Consider ""-youda (mitaida)"" and ""-(shi)souda""and ""-rashii"", etc., comparing to guess represented by ""-darou""
 Keyword: Evidentiality, Manner
Lesson 7 Modality (4) 「-noda」
 Consider the meaning and the usage of "-noda," "modality of explanation," comparing to other expressions without "-noda", paying attention to the difference of meaning and the relations with negation and question.
  Keyword: Explanation, Default, "-noda" as scope
Lesson 8 Voice (1) 受身
Lesson 9 Voice (2) 使役
Lesson 10 Voice (3) 受給表現
Lesson 11 Complex sentence (1) テ形による接続
Lesson 12 Complex sentence (2) 条件表現
Lesson 13 Complex sentence (3) 逆接表現
Lesson 14 Summary (1)(Examination)
 Examination is conducted regarding explanation of abusage, synonymous expression, introduction example, etc.
Lesson 15 Summary (2)(Answer sheet return ・ Commentary)

・Term-end examination
・Submit about 10 assignments in the term 
Textbook: 『みんなの初級日本語II 第2版 本冊』スリーエーネットワーク
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Lesson 1 Understand the difference in important point in the first half and the latter half for beginners.
Lesson 2 Understand the reason ""~ている"" is difficult to acquire
Lesson 3 Understand importance of the use of intransitive verb and transitive verb
Lesson 4 Be carefu about the relations between ""しよう"" and ""しましょう""
Lesson 5 What ""guess"" is all about?
Lesson 6 Think about how ""mode"" connect with ""guess""
Lesson 7 Difference in recognition situation between speakers and listeners
Lesson 8 Think why passive voice sentenses are used, instead of active voice sentences
Lesson 9 Understand the reason receipt expression is difficult to acquire
Lesson 10 Norice the use of causative expression except ""enforcement""
Lesson 11 Understand the difference in ""Condition expression"" in the seces they are used.
Lesson 12 Notice ""ても"" is difficult than expected for learnsers
Lesson 13 Notice ""テ形自体"" doesn't have positive meaning. 
Requirements ・Limited to students who have taken Japanese Grammar (Lec) (Third semester) generally.
・This lesson can fulfill free credits of Japanese language teacher’s license. However, it is not recommended to take this lesson for that since it is a fundamental lesson for Japanese as a second language education.
・Students who have not taken this lesson cannot take Japanese Grammar(Sem) (Fifth semester)generally. 
Grading Method Assignment submission (50%)
Term-end examination (50%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message ・ This course will be very tough, because you are required to submit a certain assignment every week. You will be puzzled, If you take this course just aiming to get a credit for Japanese language teacher's certificate.
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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