Course code Valo1324
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses Valo1324: Japanese Characters I
Course annotation In this course, students will be introduced to two Japanese phonetical alphabets and 86 characters. In order to build strong knowledge of newly learned characters, attention will also be paid to the development of reading and writting skills. For this purpose students will read various simple texts such as postcards, letters, diaries, posters. Students will also pracise writing on topics related to the reading materials.

Course responsible lecturer Agnese Haijima
Results By the end of the course, students
1)will know two phonetical Japanese alphabets and will be able to recognize 86 charcters,
2) will be able to express themselves in writing about familiar topics using simple sentences.
The target level is A1 of CEFR (Common European Framework of reference for Languages).

Course plan 1.Japanese phonetical alphabet - hiragana 2(L)
2. Japanese phonetical alphabet -katakana 2(L)
3. Japanese phonetical alphabet -katakana 2(P)
4. Daily life(1) 2(L)
5. Daily life(2) 2(P)
6. Mary's weekend (1) 2(L)
7. Mary's weekend (2) 2(P)
8. Travel (1) 2(L)
9. Travel (2) 2(P)
10.My favorite restaurant(1) 2(L)
11. My favorite restaurant(2) 2(P)
12. Mary's letter(1) 2(L)
13. Mary's letter(2) 2(P)
14. Japanese office workers(1) 2(L)
15. Japanese office workers (2) 2(P)
16. Review 2(P)

Requirements for obtaining credit points Fulfilment of tasks during classes (30%)
Regular submission of home assignments (20%)
Final (written) exam (50%)

Study programmes Asian Studies