FF:JAP127 Japanese language II - Course Information

JAP127 Japanese language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Marek Mikeš (lecturer)
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
Mon 16:00–17:40 B2.13
Prerequisites (in Czech)
RLB126 Japanese I || JAP126 Japanese language I.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The objective of the course consists in further development of basic knowledge of spoken Japanese. All students who intend to enroll to the course should be able to read hiragana, katakana and some basic kanji (approx. 50). The course aims at the development of speaking and listening skills. Hiragana and katakana will be used throughout the course. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to adequately handle basic conversation in Japanese.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to
define the principles of constructing simple Japanese sentences;
translate the meaning of simple Japanese sentences;
apply learned vocabulary, grammatical rules and sentence patterns in basic communication;
distinguish basic categories of Japanese grammar;
construct simple sentences;
judge the accuracy of applying learned grammatical rules, vocabulary and sentence patterns in the most common life situations.
  • 0. Introduction to the course;
  • 1. Review of the course JAPX102 Japanese language I.;
  • 2. Verbs “aru”, “iru” - „ga arimasu/imasu“;
  • 3. Describing position of persons and abojects;
  • 4. Invitation, colors, vocabulary;
  • 5. Suggestion, plan, vocabulary;
  • 6. Counting flat objects, vocabulary;
  • 7. Daily schedule;
  • 8. Past tense, vocabulary;
  • 9. Particles “to”, “mo”;
  • 10. Days of the week, months, years, seasons;
  • 11. Adjectives, vocabulary;
  • 12. Final review.
  • Kenneth G. Henshall, Tetsuo Takagaki (1990, 2003) Guide to Learning Hiragana & Katakana: First Steps to Reading and Writing Japanese. Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.
  • • Kiyo Saka: Speak Japanese, Book 1: A Textbook for Young Students. Japan Publication Trading.
  • • Banno, E.; Ohno, Y.; Sakane, Y.; Shinagawa, Ch.: Genki I.: An Integrated Course In Elementary Japanese. Japan Times, 2002.
Teaching methods
Lectures – theoretical introduction, written exercises, listening exercises, conversation training.
Assessment methods
Final written test (score 80% or higher on the final exam). Students are expected and required to attend seminar classes of this course.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je určen i pro studenty mimo mateřské obory.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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