Japanese Language and Culture4
TeachersTANAKA, RumiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 2nd semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A364

Course Description

The aim of this course is to help international junior students to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitude as the study objective 1, 2, 3 of general basic subjects. In this course, we will read about current state of science and technology from newspaper, and we will have some practice leading to graduation thesis and presentation. And we will learn listening about current state of science and technology through video teaching materials, also business Japanese.

Course Objectives

This course aims to improve your comprehensive Japanese language ability through teaching materials related to business. You will learn sentence expression, expression method, and presentation. You will also acquire useful Japanese when you hunt a job in Japan, and aimed at reaching the J1 level (BJT) or higher.

Grading Policy

Your overall grade in the class will be decided based on the following:
Listening, Reading, Presentation (40%) Aggressive remarks and approach (20%) Final report (40%)
To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100.

Textbook and Reference

Setsuko Murano, Mariko Yamabe, Youko Mukouyama3A Corpprarion
ISBN code(9784883195954)
ReferencesI will distribute the print as necessary.


Preparation:Look through textbooks,and to make a summary about vocabulary and expressions which you couldn't understood.And to answer the questions in the textbook(60 minutes). I'll check your notebook the beginning of next class.
Review:Check again the contents that you couldn't understood in the lessons(30 minutes). I'll check your understanding by some mini test.


This course may change the class schedule and main textbook depending on the level of Japanese language ability.


1explain the outline of the lesson and evaluation method
2Presentation (Speak things together)
3Presentation (explain)
4Presentation (summarize)
5current state of science and technology Listening① News
6current state of science and technology Listening② Radio
7current state of science and technology Reading① Newspaper
8current state of science and technology Reading② Magazine articles
9Useful Japanese for job hunt① Japanese for entry sheet (Writing)
10Useful Japanese for job hunt② Japanese for entry sheet (feedback)
11Useful Japanese for job hunt③ Responding to an interview
12Useful Japanese for job hunt④ Manners at the interview
13Useful Japanese for job hunt⑤ read Newspaper
14Useful Japanese for job hunt⑥ Discuss about theme of newspaper
15Useful Japanese for job hunt⑦ Business conversation