11790 - Japanese Language

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  • Teacher Motoko Ueyama

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-OR/22

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 05, 2021 to Jan 18, 2022

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

In this annual course, starting from the base learned in the course "Fondamenti di Lingua Giapponese" (or a course with the equivalent level), new linguistic contents will be presented. The exercises will focus on various skills: for example, conversation, orthography, listening & reading comprehension.

In the conversational exercises, the students will participate in role play activities in order to improve their communicative skills in realistic everyday life situations.

Furthermore, the students will learn how to use the computer in Japanese (in the end of the course, they will be able to write Japanese compositions with the computer).



Genki I: An Integrated Corse in Elementary Japanese, third edition (The Japan Times) (Lesson 4-8)

Genki I Work Book (Japan Times), third edition (Lesson 4-8)

Optional references

< Dictionaries >

Il Dizionario di Giapponese - la seconda edizione (Zanichelli)

Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary (Kodansha)

< Grammar >

Maikino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1991). Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. (The Japan Times).

Mastrangelo, M., Ozawa, N. & Saito, N. (2016). Grammatica Giapponese (Hoepli)

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Teaching methods

  • Lectures (Motoko Ueyama): Tuesday 9-11 (1ª semester)
  • Exercises (Masako Suzuki): Friday 11-13 (1ª semester)
  • Homework

Minimum 70% attendence is mandatory.

Assessment methods


The final grades will be decided, based on the results of written and oral exams and writing homework.


Learning evaluation scale
30-30L Excellent level. The candidate demonstrates a very high level of the knowledge of course materials and competence in using such knowledge in actual communication both spoken and written.

27-29 Above-average level. The candidate demonstrates a solid command of the required skills and competences, making only minor errors.

24– 26 Generally sound level. The candidate displays a number of shortcomings, indicating a reasonable command of the required skills and competences.

21-23 Adequate level. The candidate displays significant shortcomings and only an adequate command of the required skills and competences.

18– 20 Minim level. The candidate only meets the minimum level required and shows a minimal command of the required skills and competences.

< 18 Fail
The candidate’s does not meet the required standard and shows a wholly inadequate command of the required skills and competences.

Teaching tools

  • Computer with video projector and internet connection
  • Handouts
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Moodle e-learning platform (http://moodle.sslmit.unibo.it)

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Motoko Ueyama