Intermediate Japanese Grammar and Speaking

Course Code: JSL218
Day: Sat Time: 15:00-16:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall Instructional Language: Japanese Location: Online English Proficiency Level: Any Level

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Course Description

The goal of this course is to review and acquire basic grammar. Even with a rich knowledge of vocabulary, students sometimes lack the skills for practical application if they do not understand grammar. This course is designed to help you "tidy up" on the Japanese skills that you have already learned through daily conversation practice in Japanese. Students will learn accurate sentence patterns,expressions,accent, and intonation that will enable them to speak more naturally and correctly. The course will mainly focus on listening and speaking exercises, but will also include several reading practices.

This course may be repeatable more than once. It will also benefit students who plan to take the JLPT.

Learning Objectives

1. Review and acquire basic Japanese grammar which are frequently used in daily conversation.
2. Gain a wide range of vocabulary.
3. Learn how to speak more naturally and correctly.

Who should take this course

Lower-intermediate level students (JLPT level: N3 who want to tidy up your Japanese skills and speak more naturally.


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Aki Matsukura

Instructor Biography

Aki Matsukura graduated from the First Department of Literature at Waseda University. After working for a publishing company specializing in educational materials for 9 years, she started teaching Japanese in 2002. She is currently teaching classes at various Japanese language institutions and universities.