FF:JAP127 Japane language II - Course Information

JAP127 Japane language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jakub Havlíček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Japanese Studies Centre - Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Lucie Čelková
Supplier department: Japanese Studies Centre - Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Thu 19:10–20:45 zruseno C21
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
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. 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.
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.
  • • 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.
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.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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