HJAÆ0104EU Japanese Propaedeutics C - CBS (E23)

Volume 2023/2024

Offered by:

  • Bachelor’s elective courses in Japan Studies for CBS-students 2022

Whilst continuing to expand the student’s vocabulary and expression ranges, there is an equally strong focus on applied language use. As such, the course aims to enable the student to communicate in elementary Japanese to lower-intermediate Japanese about topics related to culture and society.

The course provides knowledge regarding appropriate language and formality levels governing social interaction. Students should expect to expand their range of vocabulary according to syllabus covering a total of approximately 645 kanji roughly equivalent to JLPT N3.

Teaching is text- and workbook based, and students will build skills in speaking, reading, writing in Japanese, as well as grammatically analyzing Japanese and translating it into English.

The course activities include text reading, translation, reading aloud, written and oral translation exercises, oral interaction, kanji quizzes, exercises in grammar and syntax analysis.


Learning Outcome

Curriculum for the elective at Bachelor’s level in Japanese Studies, 2022 curriculum

Japanese Propaedeutics C (Activity code HJAÆ00251E)

Expected literature

Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills” Vol. 1, The Japan Times (2020) Text- and workbooks (ISBN: 978-4-7890-1695-7; 978-4-7890-1696-4) 

Recommended literature

  • McGloin, et. Al (2014), Modern Japanese Grammar – A Practical Guide, Routledge
  • Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1991), Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times
  • Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1995), Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times
Preapproval from Copenhagen Business School
Class teaching with lectures and pair/group work, where the students are ac-tively involved. Classes are guided by cooperative and blended learning prin-ciples that engage each student to a maximum extent.
The languages of instruction are Japanese to continuously stimulate and develop the student’s spoken fluency and listening comprehension, and English when studying grammar and translating texts. Active involvement in class activities as well as timely preparation for class is expected of all students.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 112
  • Preparation
  • 300,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Type of assessment details
Internal exam with one examiner, the 7-point grading scale.