Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B214901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Upper-Intermediate Japanese B-2
Subject Name
アッパー―インターメディエイト ジャパニーズ ビーニ
Subject Name in
Upper-Intermediate Japanese B-2
コグチ ユキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues5:EDU K209, (4T) Tues6:EDU K113
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Basically, face-to-face classes are conducted 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Japanese
Eligible Students ・Students who are placed into Level 3 or 4 based on the placement test and not a native speaker of Japanese.
Keywords Academic Japanese, Listening, Hints for listening comprehension, Lexical semantic categories 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The course focuses on: (1) understanding of Japanese culture and society by discussing topics in daily life; (2) enriching vocabulary by dealing with various daily scenarios and situations, and (3) developing overall Japanese language skills through various language exercises. 
Class Schedule In this class, students will listen to some Japanese discourse and practice to catch the points below.

1. Expression for drawing a line
2. Outline of a speech
3. Structure of a speech
4. Contractive expressions
5. Indiscernible pronunciations
6. Skipping over unfamiliar words
7. Exam, Essay
8. Feedback

The exam and essay to be given at the 7th session will be subject to evaluation.
Feedback on the exam will be given in the 8th session. 
“Academic Japanese for International Students: Listening to Upper-intermediate Japanese” (3A Network) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Moodle (LMS) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are expected to check new vocabulary of each lesson for preparation. Students are also expected to review a discourse of each lesson by dictation practice. 
Requirements ・Students who are placed into Level 3 or 4 based on the placement test and not a native speaker of Japanese. 
Grading Method Contributions to the Discussion – 30%  Exam – 20%  Homework – 20%  Essay – 30% 
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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