JPN222 Japanese language IV - Practice

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/4. 4 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
JPN211 Japanese language III -theory && JPN213 Writing Japanese III
For registration, the completion of the Japanese language III. and Japanese writing III. 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 is able to use the grammatical patterns learned in the course Japanese Language IV. – theory, both pasively and actively; he/she keeps enriching his/her knowledge of vocabulary, and has developed ability to apprehend sociopragmatic factors, that are specific for the Japanese communication style; Student is able to perform interaction in both common and more specific situations of everyday life.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the student is able to:
- describe the system of Japanese grammar in simple terms
- conduct interactions of intermediate difficulty
- use the honorifics in Japanese
- read and interpret texts in Japanese of intermediate difficulty
  • 1. Revision
  • 2. Attributive sentences
  • 3. Constructions with –sō da/desu
  • 4. Conditionals
  • 5. Aspect
  • 6. Honorific verbs (sonkeigo)
  • 7. Verbs of modesty (kenjōgo)
  • 8. Embeded questions
  • 9. Passive
  • 10. Causative
  • 11. Imperative
  • 12. Revision of coursework
  • 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 chūkyū nihongo I. 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
Practise with focus on spoken language. Drill in creating correct morphological forms and syntactic structures with respect to specific contexts.
Assessment methods
Written test. Short tests written during the semmester are also part of the final assessment. Attendance of at least 70 % as well as group assignment report is required.
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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