Elementary Japanese
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Jaapani keel B1.1
Course title in English
Elementary Japanese
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Margit Juurikas (language of instruction:Japanese)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The aim of the course is to give students a basic knowledge in all constituent skills in elementary Japanese language (Chinese characters, writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar and translation).
Brief description of the course
The course gives the basic knowledge of elementary grammar structures and expressions, including the usage of noun modifiers, grammatical expressions to express time, intention, and conditional form, causative, passive, the basics of Japanese polite language (keigo). Student will learn 140 new Chinese characters and the usage of vocabulary written with these characters. Especial attention will be given to the translation skills from Japanese to Estonian and vice versa. The conversational topics of the course include vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations, such as at hotel, hairdresser, teashop, asking directions, visiting friends etc. Students are expected to actively take part in all language classes and do their homework by the deadline.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows 317 Chinese characters and ability to use these characters in context;
- understands and is able to compose longer sentences that use grammar and vocabulary learned in classroom;
- is able to read and write longer texts (a letter);
- is able to translate from Estonian into Japanese and vice versa longer sentences;
- understands simple expressions in polite language (keigo) mode and is able to use polite language correctly according to different conversation partners and in different simple situations;
- is able to talk on simple topics, describe situations and can respond adequately in everyday situations (at hotel, hairdresser, visiting a friend, asking and giving directions).
Margit Juurikas
The course is a prerequisite