Faculty of Arts


Japanese Language 3A


This course is designed to consolidate and enrich the knowledge and skills you have gained in Stages 1 and 2, and to further develop communicative use of the Japanese language in the four skills in and beyond everyday-life situations. You will also explore a variety of authentic materials including newspaper articles, folk tales, poems and visual texts that contain both traditional and contemporary cultural elements. You are encouraged to study autonomously as well as collaboratively with others.


By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability to:

  • express ideas and opinions in Japanese using a wide range of vocabulary and phrases acquired in the course
  • comprehend the content of authentic materials in limited styles with dictionary assistance
  • extract relevant information and ‘get the gist’ of a text in a limited time
  • write a speech with dictionary assistance on a chosen topic commensurate with the level of this course without significant errors
  • carry out certain language functions, such as making a request and conveying a message, using the language appropriate to the situation including honorific language as well as appropriate communicative strategies
  • understand the gist of dialogues and monologues which are spoken at natural speed by native Japanese speakers in different situations


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Michiyo Mori


Chuukyuu e Ikou (2nd ed.): 3A Corporation

Recommended Reading

A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar (The Japan Times) by S.Makino and M.Tsutsui


Coursework + exam


JAPANESE 331: 15.0 points




JAPANESE 330, 338, 339. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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