Japanese ¿ Advanced level

ljapo1500  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Japanese ¿ Advanced level
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
6 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Goto Kanako (coordinator);
Main themes
  • Different "TE" Forms of verbs
  • Conjugating verbs
  • Explain one's aim
  • Comparative forms
  • "TE" forms of adjectives
  • More natural and day-use Japanese expressions
  • Vocabulary, Kanji

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

This course aims to provide the students with the opportunities to improve and enrich their linguistic abilities.
  • Enrichment of Japanese Language skills (grammar, writing and reading) and improvement of communication level (oral and aural expressions).
  • At this stage of learning, the student should take more initiative to contribute to an interactive class atmosphere.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

A traditional class teaching method and interactive learning method are both used. One is particularly used to provide the students with explanations of grammar and kanji, and the other is used to offer more opportunities to them to take part in the discovery, practice and mastering of new grammar topics and vocabulary.
As default : face-to-face teaching method. However, due to Covid-19 prevention context, the course could be organized by on-line base, only if the situation of Covid-19 propagation requires.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • Attending the course more than more 80 % is a primordial condition to get access to the assessment process.
  • Steady assessment of speaking and writing abilities during the academic year. The result of the steady assessment of the 1st semester could be considered as a note of 'partial exam of January', according to 'Décret Paysage'.
  • Final examination at the end of the academic year, to evaluate grammar, writing, listening, dictation and oral expression skills. This exam probably occurs out of official exam session schedule.
  • Several self-evaluation tests will be organized, on Moodle page - on-line test.
Other information
Since the teacher is a native speaker, this course contains naturally a part devoted to 'Cultural topics', in which students can discover and get familiar with several Japanese customs, traditional and contemporary Japanese society.
This approach will help to understand some of Japanese grammatical rules and special expressions particular to this language.
Online resources
MOODLE page related to the course will be available, to help students to review what have done during the course.
La plupart des matières sera introduite de manière interactive, plutôt que basée sur la lecture des manuels. Les exercices et les compléments d'explications grammaticales seront inspirés des ouvrages suivants :
  • Japanese for Busy People I, II, Association for Japanese Language Teaching, Kana version, Tokyo, 2006.
  • Japonais. Manuel de première année, A. Delteil, Seko Y., Takei Y., Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2006.
  • Neko no te, Grammaire japonaise, Frédérique Barazer, Ellipses Éditions Marketing, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, 2009.
  • Leçons de japonais, Arimasa Mori, Librairie Taishukan, Tokyo, 1972.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus LJAPO1500
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies