Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B110302 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語初級A-1
Subject Name
ニホンゴショキュウ エイイチ
Subject Name in
Elementary Japanese A-1
ツネマツ ナオミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-8:EDU K216
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture, Pair-work, Interactive Activities, Speech 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Japanese
Eligible Students International Students
Keywords Elementary Japanese, Japanese language, Interactive  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This is an elementary level Japanese language course.  This course is placed as "Level 2" course among five level of courses (Introductory, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, and Advanced Level). 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This course aims to develop the Japanese language skills to be able to express themselves in various situations in social interactions.  Students learn various kinds of sentence patterns, expressions, vocabularies, and acquire the pre-intermediate competence in spoken and written Japanese.  This will enable students to develop communicative skills and further develop confidence in their use of Japanese in actual situations.
Class Schedule Detailed syllabus with detailed schedule will be presented via Moodle. Course syllabus is also to be distributed on the 1st day of the course. 
A New Approach to Elementary Japanese, Vol.2. Kuroshio Publishers (You can purchase the textbook from Textbook Center on campus.) 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
You can find the sound files from the website below.
(Please see the Page.v of "A New Approach to Elementary Japanese, Vol.2".)
Requirements ・Students are required to take the Japanese Placement Test to register for Japanese language courses. To take this course, students are required to be placed in Level 2 (Elementary Japanese).  
・A-1 and B-1 are in sequence and need to be taken together as one course.
・A-2 and B-2 are in sequence and need to be taken together as one course.
・Only after you take A-1 and B-1, you are allowed to enroll in A-2 and B-2.  
・It is ideal and expected that you take A-1 & B-1, and A-2 & B-2 all together.
Grading Method Assessment

 Attendance        25%            25%
 One-minute Speech       10%            10%
 Vocabulary Quiz     20%             20%
 Assignments                  25%             25%
(WPS, GPS Essay)
 Final Exam  (Term 1)      20%
 Final Exam  (Term 2)                           20%         
TOTAL                   [Term 1]  100%  [Term 2] 100%

Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message As assignments, students are required to work on "Writing Practice Sheets," "Grammar Practice Sheets," and Short Speech.
Other If you have any inquiry, please consult the lecturer (Dr. Tsunematsu).
Contact: Email ntsunema@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
TEL 082 424 6279 (From overseas: +81 82 424 6279)
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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