Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC335213 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
ニシムラ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur9-10:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Exercise-oriented, Frequent use of blackboard / whiteboard, Discussion, Student presentation
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students Required course for students in Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language (Limited to the students who write graduation thesis in Nishimura seminar)
Keywords Study of culture, Cultural sociology, Historical sociology, Public culture, Writing graduation thesis
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class aims at learning the skills of writing a graduate thesis.
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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
This is a serial course of Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language I.
This course focuses on "how to write" "easy-to-understand and interesting theses" in particular.
Class Schedule lesson1 1st What should you do with the Table of Contents when you write? 
lesson2 You do not need to write your paper from the front.
lesson3 How should you write the body of the paper?
lesson4 I will teach you how to divide and structure the body of your paper.
lesson5 I will show you how to rearrange it.
lesson6 I will check if your table of contents is okay.
lesson7 I will change the way you arrange your table of contents and main text.
lesson8 I will reconstruct the table of contents you created.
lesson9 You rearrange the text once it has been divided.
lesson10 You rearrange the divided text. 
lesson11 You reinforce your argument.
lesson12 I will check whether your introduction and conclusion correspond to each other.
lesson13 You reconstruct the Introduction and Conclusion.
lesson14 You further reconstruct the Table of Contents
lesson15 You will need to do some tricks with your writing.

100% working performances.
"Instructions are given when needed in accordance with a theme of each graduation thesis.

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(More Details) Textbook, Materials provided in class
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"Instructions are given to a student about what he/she has to do by the next time.

Requirements Dedicated lesson for students in Nishimura seminar. Students who are in other seminars need to send an email to the teacher for individual counseling since directions are not conducted for them.
Grading Method Work 100 percent
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Make an interesting thesis, and have a good memory.  
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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