Faculty of Arts


Japanese Language 3B


This course, the final language course required for Japanese major, is a continuation of JAPANESE 331 and is designed to further develop communicative use of the Japanese language in the four skills beyond everyday-life situations. As with JAPANESE 331, greater focus is attached to written Japanese in which you will familiarise yourself with various styles of Japanese texts including newspaper articles, manga and short novels through which you will be able to deepen your understanding towards Japanese culture.


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

  • express ideas and opinions in both written and spoken Japanese including oral presentation using a wide range of vocabulary and phrases acquired in the course
  • comprehend the content of authentic materials in various styles with dictionary assistance
  • extract relevant information from and understand the gist of newspaper articles
  • write an essay with dictionary assistance on a set topic commensurate with the level of this course without significant errors - engage in a conversation on a variety of topics using the language appropriate to the situation including honorific language as well as appropriate communicative strategies
  • understand the content of dialogues and monologues which are spoken at natural speed by native Japanese speakers in different situations

Assessment : 

Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 2


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 332: 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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