Course title in Estonian
Jaapani keel B1.2
Course title in English
Elementary Japanese 2
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Akiko Masaki(Kadarik) (language of instruction:Japanese)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
The aim of the course is to give the knowledge in all constituent skills (Chinese characters, writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar and translation) in Japanese language level B1, with particular focus on the syntax problems in reading of a Japanese text.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses especially on the complex syntax of Japanese text. During classes students will read and translate longer texts, discuss on the topics related to these texts, and learn to express their opinion and to explain their viewpoint on the theme. Students learn to write letters to different addressees (friend or teacher) and use polite expressions common in letters. During the course students will learn 150 new Chinese characters and vocabulary related to these characters. The course focuses also on the learning of grammatical expressions, especially the nuances of meaning. Students are expected to actively participate in all language classes and do their homework by the deadline.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows at least 500 Chinese characters and the usage of vocabulary related to these characters;
- is able to read long sentences and can compose himself sentences which contain grammatical expressions and vocabulary learned during classes;
- is able to read and write letters sent to different addressees, and knows polite expressions used in letters;
- is able to translate from Estonian into Japanese and vice versa longer sentences that use vocabulary and grammatical expressions learned during classes;
- understands simple polite expressions (keigo) and is able to use it correctly according to different partners and situations;
- is able to talk on simple topics, to describe situations and can respond adequately in different everyday situations (at hotel, hairdresser, visiting friend, asking and giving directions etc.);
- is able to express his opinion on the topics studied during classes.
Margit Juurikas, Akiko Masaki-Kadarik
The course is a prerequisite
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