Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WND17000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語構造論演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Topics in Structure of Japanese Language
シラカワ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-6,Fri3-4:EDU A411
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar-oriented, Discussion , Student presentation
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Students of Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Keywords Grammar, discourse, function, Teaching Japanese as a second language
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
1. (Common to all students) Reads specialized paper and provides information useful to teaching Japanese as a second language.
2. (For students majoring in grammar) Develops capabilities to consider current state/method of grammar research and do research of grammar independently.  
Class Schedule      Read recent papers on modern Japanese grammar to learn advanced research effect and to apply it to teaching Japanese as second language, developing a skill to study the grammar independently.

     To be more specific, we will read papers such as ones published in specialized magazines or books.
To be indicated before start of the course.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, Handouts
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1. Presenter must provide a clear exposition about sections in charge (try to make a presentation through which someone who hasn’t read the original text can understand the contents.)
2. For students other than the presenter, read the text and handout beforehand and attend the class.
Requirements Assuming students who are applicable to either 1 or 2 of the following.
1. Those who will write a master thesis on contemporary Japanese grammar
2. Those who want to know the latest research results on contemporary Japanese grammar and make use of it for Teaching Japanese as a second language.
Refrain from “listening to the lectures” only. As long as students participate in the class, make comments and join discussions regardless of needs of credits.
※This corresponds to “subject related to Japanese”. 
Grading Method Verbal presentations (incl. handouts) 50%, contribution in classes 50%  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Let’s fill the gap between Japanese language studies and teaching Japanese as a second language!
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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