Upper Beginners Japanese
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Jaapani keel A2
Course title in English
Upper Beginners Japanese
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Akiko Masaki(Kadarik) (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The course aims to provide a basic level of Japanese in all the skills (kanji characters and writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar).
Brief description of the course
During the course, the student will acquire the basic grammatical structures of the Japanese language and the ability to express intention, will, obligation, suggestion, and explain the reasons for an action. The student will learn the vocabulary and the grammatical expressions of formal/informal speech and giving/receiving. He/she will learn simple counter words, colors, classroom expressions, and also expressions to describe the weather and their own state of health. By the end of the course, the student knows how to describe and explain his/her activities and is able to talk about his/her family, summer holidays and travel plans. He/she is able to read and understand simple texts and be able to write short notes and postcards. Students will acquire 137 new kanji characters and vocabulary related to the characters.
Students are expected to participate actively in language lessons and to complete all homework assignments by the due date.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows and is able to use 209 Chinese characters and vocabulary related to these characters;
- understands and is able to compose eight different verb forms (dictionary, masu-, te-, ta-, nai-, nakatta-forms, potential and volitional);
- understands and is able to make forms of nouns and adjectives;
- understands and is able to construct simple and short sentences within the range of learned grammar and vocabulary;
- can read and write short texts;
- is able to translate simple sentences from Estonian into Japanese within the range of learned vocabulary and grammar;
- understands and is able to answer simple questions about his/her own and family;
- is able to have conversations about his/her family, plans and intentions, and can manage in everyday situations (in the shop, at the restaurant, at the doctor's visit, in the classroom, etc.).
Akiko Masaki Kadarik
The course is a prerequisite