HJAÆ0104EU Japanese Propaedeutics C - CBS (E23)

Volume 2023/2024

Offered by:

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

The focus of teaching is applied language use. The course enables the student to communicate in elementary to lower intermediate Japanese about general topics related to culture and society.

The course will provide a general introduction to appropriate language and formality levels governing social interaction. We expand the range of vocabulary and kanji according to syllabus.

Teaching is based on text- and workbooks, and students will further build their skills in speaking, reading, grammatically analysing Japanese and translating it into English, and writing in Japanese.

The course activities include text reading, translation, reading aloud, written and oral translation exercises, oral interaction, teaching of Japanese characters, exercises in grammar and sentence 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