JPNN20 Japanese II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Marek Mikeš (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
RLB126 Japanese I || JPNN10 Japanese I && ! JPN121 Japanese language II - Theory
The course is a continuation of JPNN10.
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
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
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. 20). 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 JPNN10 Japanese I;
  • 2. Verbs “aru”, “iru” - „ga arimasu/imasu“, describing position of persons and abojects;
  • 3. Past tense of verbs, expressions of duration; particles "to" and "mo";
  • 4. Vocabulary - time expressions: days and months, introduction to adjectives;
  • 5. Japanese adjectives;
  • 6. Offers and invitations;
  • 7. Overall summary;
  • 8. Vocabulary, introduction to te forms of verbs;
  • 9. Te forms of verbs and their application;
  • 10. Describing two activities, stating reasons;
  • 11. Final review;
  • 12. Final test.
  • • Banno, E.; Ohno, Y.; Sakane, Y.; Shinagawa, Ch.: Genki I.: An Integrated Course In Elementary Japanese. Japan Times, 2002.
  • • Kiyo Saka: Speak Japanese, Book 1: A Textbook for Young Students. Japan Publication Trading.
  • Kenneth G. Henshall, Tetsuo Takagaki (1990, 2003) Guide to Learning Hiragana & Katakana: First Steps to Reading and Writing Japanese. Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.
Teaching methods
Lectures – theoretical introduction, written exercises, listening exercises, conversation training.
Assessment methods
Final written test (score 70 % 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)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět je určen i pro studenty mimo mateřské obory.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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