Course code Valo1325
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 student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses Valo1325: Japanese Characters II
Course annotation 138 new characters will be introduced in this course. In order to build strong knowledge of newly learned characters, attention also will be payed on reading and writing skills. For this purpose students will read simple texts like diaries, folktales, stories,etc. Students will also practice writing on topics related to the reading materials.


Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results Together with 138 newly learned characters students will be able to recognize aproximattelly 224 characters in total. By the end of the course students 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.L9: Sue’ s Diary 2(L)
2.L10: The Folktale Kasajizo2(L)
3.L11: Looking for Friends2(L)
4.L12: Tanabata Festival (1)2(L)
5.L12: Tanabata Festival (1)2(L)
6.L13: Interesting Experiences in Japan (1)2(L)
7.L13: Interesting Experiences in Japan (2)2(L)
8.L14: Personal Advice Column (1)2(L)
9.L14: Personal Advice Column (2)2(L)
10.L15: My Favourite Place (1)2(L)
11.L15: My Favourite Place (2)2(L)
12.L16: The Manga Doraemon (1)2(L)
13.L16: The Manga Doraemon (2)2(L)
14.L17: Yoko Ono (1)2(L)
15.L17: Yoko Ono (2)2(L)
16.Review2(L)
17.Final Exam

Requirements for obtaining credit points Completition of tasks during a class (30%)
Regular submission of homeworks (20%)
Final (written) exam (50%)
Study programmes Asian Studies