Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year 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 WND01050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語教育学研究プロジェクト
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Research Project on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
オクムラ ヤスコ,ヤナギサワ ヒロヤ,ニシムラ ヒロシ,ニシナ ヨウコ,コグチ ユキコ,ナガタ リョウタ,ワタナベ トモコ,ナカヤマ アキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur1-2:EDU A103
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Classes will basically be held in face-to-face, but some could be held via online when necessary. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Student in Japanese as a second language program (elective)
Keywords Theory of communication (Nishimura), Experimental methods and data analysis in language processing/acquisition research (Okumura) 
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 aim of this course is to acquire basic knowledge and techniques of research in Japanese language and culture.
First half of the course will focus on communication through Rakugo. Second half of the course will focus on experimental methods and data analysis in language processing/acquisition research.
Class Schedule lesson1: Communication (Rakugo 1)
lesson2: Communication (Rakugo 2)
lesson3: Communication (Rakugo 3)
lesson4: Communication (Rakugo 4)
lesson5: Communication (Rakugo 5)
lesson6: Communication (Rakugo 6)
lesson7: Communication (Rakugo 7)
lesson8: Experimental study (Proposal)
lesson9: Experimental study (Design)
lesson10: Experimental study (Stimulus and tasks)
lesson11: Experimental study (Data collection)
lesson12: Experimental study (Data analysis 1)
lesson13: Experimental study (Data analysis 2)
lesson14: Experimental study (Interpretation and discussion)
lesson15: Summary

Reports will be assign 1-2 times during the course 
At the beginning of the class the necessary literature and references will be provided, during the class additional texts will be included.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) computer, projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students should read the assigned texts and articles in advance. Further work outside of class may include following activities: language documentation, annotating, summarizing, brainstorming, systematic questioning, outlining own thoughts, drafting, revising.  
Requirements Absence in over 1/3 of the classes will immediately lead to failing. In the second half of the course (lesson 8-14), works outside of the class may be assigned. 
Grading Method Class participation and oral presentation (50%), report (50%) 
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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