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Intercultural Skills for Japan

Students can complete “Intercultural Communication Japan for Economists” and through that will acquire additional language competence skills.

The program consists of 2 courses. The Introduction course is aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge of Japanese. After completing the complete program, Level A1 in speaking Japanese should be reached.

 

The “Intercultural Competencies for Japan 1” course is the first part of a suite of two beginner courses and is a requirement for attending the other “Intercultural Competencies for Japan 2” course.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE No previous knowledge is required for this module.

COURSE CONTENT The aim of this course is to acquire knowledge in the following areas. Japanese conversation: the most important phrases used in everyday life as well as business life in Japan. Japanese script: the total 92 phonetic syllabaries of Hiragana and Katakana and a few Kanji as well as an introduction to the geography, history and institutions of Japan.
Presentation: one presentation (10 minutes) on any given topic of Japan's geography, culture and institutions.
The reading and writing aspects of the course are tested in a 90-minute written examination during the last week of the semester. A graded certificate is awarded to those who pass the exam.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20.

TOPICS
Unit 1 – Greetings
Unit 2 – Introductions               
Unit 3 – Japanese script Hiragana and Katakana
Unit 4 – Introduction to the geography, history and institutions of Japan

COURSE MATERIAL Japanisch, bitte! neu - Nihongo de dooso 1: Japanisch für Anfänger. ISBN: 978-3126069717

COURSE FEES AND DATES WSKJ1 Intercultural Competencies for Japan 1 (13 double lessons, incl. final exam): 80 Euro. Dates and Rooms: See LSF.

You will find the registration rules here.

 

This intermediate course has the target level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of the content of the Intercultural Competencies Japan 1 (WKSJ1) module is an essential requirement to take this course.

COURSE CONTENT This is the follow-up course to the previous Winter Semester's course (WKSJ1).
We will continue to work with the Klett coursebook "Japanisch, bitte! Neu" and all the chapters from chapter 5 onwards will be covered. In this semester, all the Hiragana and Katakana as well as a few Kanji will be learned. Topics on Japan's geography, history and institutions will be explored further so that the students will not only be able to get to know the language but also the culture and the country.
Presentation: one presentation (10 minutes) on any given topic of Japan's geography, culture and institutions.
The reading and writing aspects of the course are tested in a 90-minute written examination during the last week of the semester. A graded certificate is awarded to those who pass the exam.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20.

TOPICS
Unit 1 – Small talk about various topics (Sport/Food)                    
Unit 2 – Everyday communication with friends or colleagues
Unit 3 – Japanese Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji
Unit 4 – Consolidation of the geography, history and institutions of Japan    

COURSE MATERIAL Japanisch, bitte! neu - Nihongo de dooso 1: Japanisch für Anfänger. ISBN: 978-3126069717

COURSE FEES AND DATES This course does not run in the winter semester

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