Elementary Japanese 2
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Jaapani keel B1.2
Course title in English
Elementary Japanese 2
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Akiko Masaki(Kadarik) (language of instruction:Japanese)
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 intermediate Japanese language skills in all areas (kanji characters and writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar).
Brief description of the course
The course will focus on learning the complex syntax of Japanese texts through reading and translating longer texts, discussing the topics of the texts. In addition, the students will acquire how to express their opinions and how to give reasons for their opinions. The vocabulary will include around 180 kanji characters and their usage in longer texts. Grammar lessons will focus on learning new grammatical expressions and their nuances.

Student is expected to actively participate in language lessons and to complete all homework assignments on time.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows at least 500 kanji characters (including A1, A2 and B1.1 kanji characters), knows the related vocabulary and can use it;
- 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;
- can type Japanese with keyboard.
Akiko Masaki Kadarik
Prerequisite course 1
The course is a prerequisite