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Advanced reading & writing in Japanese 1


Admission requirements

Students admitted to MA EA Japan track.

Description & Goals

This course builds on skills that students have acquired by the time they enter the programme. Advanced level structures, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are further developed. Language activities are organized in order to develop and enhance logical thinking. The course aims to develop skills enabling students to read specialized texts, documents and materials analytically and critically. Students will also receive training in developing writing skills necessary to engage in producing texts about relatively specialized topics.

The textbook 『国境を越えて-本文編』 aims not only at helping students acquire vocabulary and sentence structures, but also learn the difference between written language (for reading) and spoken language (for listening and speaking). Students will do a presentation on a topic related to the textbook and they will be quizzed on kanji characters and vocabulary regularly.


See timetable.

Mode of instruction



Participation element (attendance, assignment): 50%
Oral presentation: 10%
Final exams (reading & writing): 40%


Reading List

山本冨美子(2006)『国境を越えて-本文編』改訂版 新曜社
山本冨美子(2008)『国境を越えて-語彙・文法編』 新曜社


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