L-OR/22 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding: students will be able to listen and comprehend basic conversations patterns encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents. Logical comprehension of basic syntactic patterns. Knowledge of 300 kanji and 1500 words of general use. Dialogic skiills connected to everyday topics, cultural topics, personal topics. Writing and reading skills connected to everyday topics, cultural topics, personal topics.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the students will be able to apply autonomously and originally the achieved skills and to connect with daily life context (asking or giving informations, environment descriptions, basic dialogue, reading and writing skills).

Making judgments: comprehension and production of data and informations.The students will approach to the study of Japanese language and culture free form any ethnocentric perspective.

Communication skills: the achievement of communication skills will be reinforced by class and laboratory activities such as simulations of ordinary contexts (giving or transferring informations, daily topics, topics linked to Japanese culture) aimed at providing proper communication skills connected to a wide range of topics.

learning skills: alongside the class and laboratory activities, the students will also carry out individual activities aimed at improving thei analysis skills and reinforcing their reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation skills.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons, laboratory and individual activities.

Detailed Course Content

Introduction and consolidation of the Japanese writing systems, basic morphology, syntax and phonology. Reading, listening, writing, speaking and translation skills will be the main activities based on the textbooks. The course will adopt also audio and visual material aimed to male the students get familiar with topics related to Japanese culture.

Textbook Information

1) Silvana De Maio, Carolina Negri, Junichi Oue (a cura di) Corso di lingua giapponese, volume 2, Hoepli, Milano ISBN 978-88-203-3664-6

2) Silvana De Maio, Carolina Negri, Junichi Oue (a cura di) Corso di lingua giapponese, volume 3, Hoepli, ISBN 9788820336653

Additional reference material will be distributed during class activities or available on Studium digital platform.


Other recommended complementary reference materials::

Minna no nihongo Shokyu II. Honsatsu, 3A Corporation, Tokyo, 1998.

Minna no nihongo Shokyu II. Kanji, 3A Corporation,Tokyo,1998.

Minna no nihongo shokyu II. Renshucho, 3A Corporation, Tokyo, 2000.

Minna no nihongo shokyu II.Chokai task, 3A Corporation, Tokyo, 2003.

Recommended grammar books:

Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui,, A dictionary of basic Japanese grammar, The Japan Times, Tokyo, 1986.

Matilde Mastrangelo, Naoko Ozawa, Mariko Saito, Grammatica giapponese, Hoepli, Milano 2006.


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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