JAP111a Japanese language II. - theory

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
JAP101a Writing Japanese I.- theory && JAP102a Japanese language I. - theory
For registration, the completion of the Japanese language I and Japanese writing I courses is required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Student develops his/her knowledge of grammatical patterns, learns the structures of more complex constructions and gets a thourogh knowledge of the basic grammar of the modern Japanese; he/she is equiped with sufficient vocabulary for basic conversation and translation of simple texts.
  • 1. The –te form of verbs, auxiliary verb iru
  • 2. Counting and describing persons
  • 3. Forms of plain non past tense
  • 4. Forms of plain past tense
  • 5. Attributive constructions
  • 6. Comparision
  • 7. Formal noun no
  • 8. Expression of intentions
  • 9. Change of state
  • 10. Desiderative mood, construction  tari tari suru
  • 11. Constructions with  n desu and desho
  • 12. Summary, qulification test
  • BANNO, Eri. Genki : an integrated course in elementary Japanese. 1st ed. Tokyo: Japan Times, 2000. 136 s. ISBN 4789010015. info
  • A Course in Modern Japanese. Staff of the Japanese Section, Center for Linguistic & Cultural Research, University of Nagoya. Nagoya, The University of Nagoya Press, 1983. 305 s.
  • Bunka shokyū nihongo I, II. Bunka institute of Language. Tokyo, Bonjinsha, 1994
  • WATANABE, Minoru. O podstatě japonského jazyka. Translated by Zdeňka Švarcová. 1. vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 228 stran. ISBN 9788024600581. info
Teaching methods
Lecture according to the study materials, with focus on basic syntactic structures and sociopragmatic specifics of the Japanese language. Students also get acquainted with the basic terms of the Japanese linguistics. Additional explanation based on the results of short test is offered in written form.
Assessment methods
The attendance is compulsory, 2 absences are allowed. The course ends with an written exam, which will summarize the grammar learned in summer semester (including the grammar learned in the previous semester). To acquire the credits for this subject, the attendant must obtain minimum 70%. During the semester short tests will be written (their purpose is to check the readiness for the class). In the last class a qualification test will be written (70% is required for being allowed to take the exam).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Do záverečného hodnocení budu započítavány i průběžné testy.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo japanistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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