HJAÆ0108EU Japanese Propaedeutics A - CBS (E24)

Volume 2024/2025

Offered by:

  • Bachelor’s elective study in Japan studies for CBS-students 2022

The course provides students with knowledge of the basic elements of the Japanese language with regard to syntax, grammar, and formal as well as informal speech. The course will help students build a basic vocabulary and  enables him/her to communicate in basic Japanese about topics pertaining to everyday life. Japanese Propaedeutics A is an integrated course that offers a mix of lectures and applied exercises comprising grammar, spoken interaction, listening, reading comprehension, writing, and translation exercises at an elementary level.

Learning Outcome

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

Japanese Propaedeutics A  (activity code HJAÆ00231E)

“Genki I – An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese”, 3rd  edition, Banno et. al., The Japan Times, 2020. [Textbook]

“Genki I – An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Workbook”, 3rd  edition, Banno et. al., The Japan Times, 2020

Recommended literature: Makino, S. and Tsutsui M. (1991), A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times




Class teaching where the students are actively involved either on an individual level or in group work. Classes are guided by cooperative and blended learning principles that engage each student to a maximum extent. Students are encouraged to form study groups.
  • 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 multiple examiners. Graded according to the 7-point grading scale.