Comprehensive Japanese 5 Speaking and Listening A University of Tsukuba
Students will listen to materials about familiar and slightly specialized topics, and be able to express what they have understood and think correctly through speech. They will also be able to express their opinions.
Students will be able to understand conversations in daily life and academic situations using vocabulary and grammar they learned at the elementary and intermediate levels. They will be able to understand news using intermediate vocabulary and grammar and talk about it. They will master expressions used often in daily life, and be able to talk about their country and familiar topics, as well as state their opinion along with evidence to back it up.
1. Communication ability, and 4. Broad perspective and international character
Students have to certify this subject fits their level by taking the placement test (http://ttbj-tsukuba.org/) or by passing a subject one level below this subject.
Homework turned in on Manaba 20%, presentation on the original conversation 25%, Group presentation 25%, Mid-term exam and Final exam 30% Note that grades from A+ to C are to be determined based on the total score.
Orientation/Explanation of how to use textbook and LMS: Manaba Natural Conversation Features Listen to easy newsNews structure, news(1), discussionEveryday conversation(1), discussionNews(2), discussionEveryday conversation(2), discussionNews(3), discussionEveryday conversation(3), discussionMid-term exam and feedback on listening comprehensionEveryday conversation(4), discussionNews(4), discussionEveryday conversation(5), discussionNews(5), discussionPair presentation: everyday conversation and peer evaluationPair presentation: on the news we chose and peer evaluationFinal exam and feedback on listening comprehensionThe schedule might be changed depending on the situation of the students.
Online Course Requirement
Students should participate actively in pair work and group work during class. We will use the learning management system Manava for checking attendance, class communication, assignment submission, etc.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university