Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC333105 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語文法演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
シラカワ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds7-8,Fri7-8:EDU K109
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Exercise-oriented style combined with Lecture, Discussion, Student presentation

Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-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, Elective course
Keywords Japanese language, Education grammar, Error Analysis, Analysis of teaching material, Comparative study
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・By linking the six areas of Japanese language education, to improve and develop problems concerning the education. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
1. Awareness: First start with where the issue is. → From passive learning to active studying
2. Reading: Practice reading technical theses → It is not until to this point that your studies are regarded as ones conducted in a university!
3. Discussion: Learn how to construct discussions about grammar research → This is essential not only for grammar research but for good command of grammar as a tool for Japanese teaching!
4. Explanation: Learn skills of how to do an oral presentation easy to understand for others → This is essential to any career you will take in the future! 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Orientation

Lesson 2~15
 We share technical articles about modern Japanese grammar and read.
 The subjects describe interesting grammatical phenomenon that contribute to the acquisition of Japanese learners. Recomended articles are selected that are both useful and theoretically interesting.

 At first the person in charge comments on content based on a handout and adds a comment, and other student attending a lectures give a question, the opinion for it, and the class advances by the flow that discussion does together every time afterwards. 
Instructions concerning textbooks and teaching materials are given in the first lesson. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) No special instruction。
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 2-Lesson 15
・ All the student attending a lectures reading the planned teaching materials carefully, and arranging a point of argument and a questionable point.
・ The student in charge prepare for explanation understanding the logic of the argument well (even for a person who didn't do any preparation) 
Requirements * Equivalent to specialized subject Japanese Language (Japanese Linguistics)
1, Limited to students who have taken Pedagogical Japanese Grammar generally. Number of students can be limited (up to ten students).
2, Attend the first lesson (guidance) firmly as role of each students will be decided.
Students who did not take the first lesson without unavoidable reason will not be approved to take this lesson.
3, Students who plan to write graduation thesis with professor Shirakawa’s instruction must take this lesson.
4, I want active students, not quiet listeners. 
Grading Method Making of handout, Oral presentation, Participation in discussion, etc. are evaluated comprehensively 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message You cannot learn grammar knowledge if you only listen to the class. You have to learn it  thinking on your own head.
Let's experience to think about Japanese grammar from the learners' standing points! 
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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