Course code Valo1336
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
6 9 96 8 88 144
E-courses Valo1336: Japanese Language I
Course annotation This is the introductory course to the Japanese language that trains four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing with emphasis on the speaking and listening skills. During this course students will master basic communication skills in Japanese.



Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results By the end of the course students will be able to participate in and maintain simple conversations, correctly using basic grammar forms. Students also will be able to read, understand as well as write themselves simple texts such as letters, postcards or diary entries.





Course plan 1.New Friends 4 (L)6 (P)
2.Hiragana 2 (L)2 (P)
3.Shopping 6 (P)
4.Katakana 2 (L)2 (P)
5.Making a Date 12 (P)
6.The First Date 12(P)
7.A Trip to Okinawa 12 (P)
8.A Day in Robert’s Life 12 (P)
9.Family Picture 12 (P)
10.Barbecue 12 (P)










Requirements for obtaining credit points Assignment: home assignements (15%)
In-class performance (task accomplishment(15%)
Oral examination (20%)
Final (written) exam (50%)












Study programmes Asian Studies