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 500 kanji and 2000 words of general use. Dialogic skills connected to everyday topics, cultural topics, specific topics. Writing and reading skills connected to everyday topics, cultural topics, specific topics. Knowledge of main linguistic patterns (i.e. honorific, humble, gender, age, formal, informal).

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

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

Communication skills: class and laboratory activities such as simulations of ordinary contexts (giving or transferring information, daily topics, topics linked to Japanese culture) will enhance the 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 analytical skills and reinforcing reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation skills.

Course Structure

Face-to-face lectures, workshops and individual activities.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Increasing the knowledge of the morphology, syntax, phonology of Japanese language. Writing, reading, listening and speaking skills connected to general and specific topics. Knowledge of several language patterns (honorific, humble, gender, age, formal, informal).

Textbook Information

1) Silvana De Maio, Carolina Negri, Junichi Oue (curr.), Corso di lingua giapponese, Vol. III, Hoepli, Milano ISBN-10: 8820336650, ISBN-13: 978-8820336653

2) Minna no nihongo chukyu I. Honsatsu, 3A Corporation, Tokyo.

Textbook used for laboratory activities:

Minna no nihongo shokyu I Chokai takusuku 25, 3 A, Tokyo ISBN-10: 3835940090, ISBN-13: 978-3835940093

Minna no nihongo shokyu II Chokai tasuku 25, 3A, Tokyo ISBN-10: 3835940260, ISBN-13: 978-3835940260

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


Recommended reference materials for individual activities

Makino Seiichi, Tsutsui Michio, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times, Tokyo, 1989.

Makino Seiichi, Tsutsui Michio, A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times, Tokyo, 1995.

M. Mastrangelo, Naoko Ozawa, Mariko Saitō, Grammatica giapponese, Hoepli, Milano, 2016.
Y. Kubota, Grammatica di Giapponese Moderno, Cafoscarina, Venezia, 1989.

Oue Jun’ichi, Manieri Antonio, Grammatica d'uso della lingua giapponese. Teoria ed esercizi. Livelli N5N3 del Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Hoepli, Milano 2019.

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

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

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