Course title
Japanese language 2

inoue shoko

jeong mijeong

nakano jiro

hannya yoko
Course content
Japanese Language II is an elementary-level course and is a continuation of Japanese Language I intended for students who have successfully completed the course. It is designed to help students develop basic communication skills which are necessary in everyday situations; it also aims to create awareness of the characteristics of Japanese language, as well as enrich students' understanding of Japanese culture.

The contents and progression of each lesson can be tailored to suit the level and needs of each student.
Classroom lessons are given only in Japanese.
Purpose of class
Following “Japanese Language I“, you will learn basic Japanese grammar and sentence patterns. The goal of this course is to be able to speak simple daily conversation in all Japanese, such as expressing your hopes, asking questions, asking for permissions etc.;and to develop a better understanding of Japanese culture.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to explain various everyday situations, to be able to express desires, make requests, relay experiences etc.
  2. To be able to speak with Japanese speakers on simple topics.
  3. To make progress in dictating simple sentences.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. ・Orientation
・Review:Lesson 9
Preparation:Lesson 10 Vocabulary 30minutes
2. ・Introducing Yourself
・Lesson 10
Grammar Explanation: Noun-based sentences 4
(verbs with an indirect object + ni)
Language and Culture Information: Celebration/Gifts to a sick person
Review:Lesson 10 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 11 Vocabulary Grammar
3. ・Review Lesson 10
・Lesson 11
Grammar Explanation: Comparing things
Language and Culture Information: Outer Space
Review:Lesson 11 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 12 Vocabulary Grammar
4. ・Review Lesson 11
・Lesson 12
Grammar Explanation :Adjective-based and noun-based sentences
(past affirmative and negative )
Language and Culture Information: Annual Events
・Grammar & Vocabulary quiz (1)
Review :Lesson 12 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 13 Vocabulary Grammar
5. ・Review Lesson 12
・Lesson 13
Grammar Explanation :Expressing desire 《Masu form》
Language and Culture Information :Education
・Grammar & Vocabulary quiz (2)
Review:Lesson 13 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 14: Vocabulary Grammar
6. ・Review Lesson 13
・Lesson 14
Grammar Explanation :The dictionary form [Verb conjugation/Verb groups]
"watashi no shumi wa〜koto desu"(My hobby is...)
"~kotogadekimasu"(can...) Grammar &Vocabulary quiz (3)
Review:Lesson 14 Grammar
Preparation :Lesson 15 Vocabulary Grammar
7. ・Review Lesson 14
・Lesson 15
Grammar Explanation :Te(て)form [Verb conjugation]
"〜te,〜te〜”(To connect verb sentences)
"〜tekudasa”(Please do...)
"〜teimasu”(be V-ing)
・Grammar & Vocabulary quiz (4)
Review:Lesson 15 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 16 Vocabulary Grammar
8. ・Review Lesson 15
・Lesson 16
Grammar Explanation : Te(て)form
"~temoiidesu”(You may do...)
"~tewaikemasen”(You must not do...)
"~teimasu"(be holding /possess)
・Grammar & Vocabulary quiz (5)
Review:Lesson 15,16 Vocabulary Grammar 60minutes
9. ・Review Lesson 15 16
Grammar Explanation: Te(て)form
・Grammar &Vocabulary quiz (6)
Review :Lesson 15, 16 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 17 Vocabulary Grammar
10. ・Lesson 17
Grammar Explanation: Nai(ない)form [Verb conjugation]
"〜naidekudasai"(Please don't...)
・Grammar &Vocabulary quiz (7)
Review:Lesson 17 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 18 Vocabulary Grammar
11. ・Review Lesson 17
・Lesson 18
Grammar Explanation: Verbた-form [Verb conjugation]
"〜takotogaarimasu"(have the experience of V-ing)
"〜tari 〜tari shimasu"(V...and V... and so on)
・Grammar &Vocabulary quiz (8)
Review :Lesson 18 Grammar
Preparation:Lesson 19 Vocabulary Grammar
12. ・Review Lesson 18
・Lesson 19
Grammar Explanation: Plain form
`〜to omoimasu "(I think that.)
・Grammar &Vocabulary quiz (9)
Review: Lesson 19 Grammar
Preparation for the Tests
13. ・Review: Lesson 10〜19 Preparation for the Tests 120minutes
14. ・Tests Review 30minutes
Total. - - 900minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Homework and quiz tests Total.
1. 20% 20% 40%
2. 25% 25% 50%
3. 5% 5% 10%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Homework and quiz 50%
Tests 50%
*Attendance is compulsory (Attendance of two-thirds or more in a class is mandatory).
Students with an attendance rate of 70% or more will be eligible for final examination (Students who have absented this lesson more than 5 times in the final examination can not conduct)
Textbooks and reference materials
"Nihongo Shokyu 1 Daichi" [MainTextbook]
"Nihongo Shokyu 1 Daichi" (Translation and grammar explanation)(English) 
"Nihongo Shokyu 1 Daichi kiso mondaishu"
・Review of Hiragana and Katakana
・Review of Japanese language I (Lesson 1〜9)

On the first day of this course you take the placement test. Therefore applicants of this course must attend the first lesson.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Shoko Inoue Office Hour:Friday 16:50-17:50(Toyos campus)
    If you have any guestions , please contact me by e-mail beforehand .
    My email
  • Tei (JEONG MIJEONG)Office Hour: Tuesday 16:45―17:15(Omiya campus)
  • Jiro Nakano Office Hour: Tuesday 16:45―17:15(Omiya campus)
  • Yoko Hannya Office Hour:Thursday 14:30―15:00(Omiya campus)
    If you have any guestions , please contact me by e-mail beforehand .
    My email address:
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Last modified : Thu Mar 28 04:08:32 JST 2019