JPN121 Japanese language II - Theory

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
JPN111 Japanese language I - theory && JPN113 Writing Japanese I
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 / plans 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.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the student is able to:
- describe objects and people in Japanese
- make a statements about a situation
- express his/her intentions in Japanese
- conduct a basic interaction while using phraseology
- use lexical means in sentence construction
- form morphological constructions
- build sentence structures and use them in appropriate situation
- read and interpret simple texts in Japanese
  • 1. Introductory class
  • 2. Verbal aspect and quotations
  • 3. Comparative and superlative constructions
  • 4. Attributive clause
  • 5. Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • 6. Existence of experience
  • 7. Direct passive construction
  • 8. Representative listing
  • 9. Formal noun no
  • 10. Modality
  • 11. Compound verbs
  • 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
Written test, which will summarize the grammar learned in summer semester (including the grammar learned in the previous semester). Results of short tests during the course are also part of the assessment. Active attendance of at least 70 % of the classes is required. 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
Follow-Up Courses
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 2020.
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