Academic year 2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title LINGUA GIAPPONESE 1 MOD. 2
Course code LT004N (AF:245731 AR:133810)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 9 out of 18 of JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1
Subdivision Surnames S-Z
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code L-OR/22
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 1
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Course objectives
The course aims to provide an introduction to Japanese basic grammar. It includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. A wide range of authentic and specially selected teaching materials will be used to gradually develop students translation skills whilst systematically aiming to expand their vocabulary.

Corresponding level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 - Beginner (Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.)
Having passed the first part (MOD. 1) of this same course.
Basic grammar notions, reading comprehension and translation exercises (30 hours: Silvia Rivadossi);
Writing MOD. 2A (30 hours: Yoshida Momoko);
Speaking MOD. 2B (30 hours: Yasuda Midori);
Grammar exercises MOD. 2C (60 hours: Suzuki Akane);
Textbook exercises MOD. 2D (30 hours: Yoshida Momoko).
Referral texts
① Yoko Kubota, Grammatica di Giapponese Moderno, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 1989;
② Matilde Mastrangelo, Naoko Ozawa, Mariko Saito, Grammatica Giapponese, Milano, Hoepli, 2006
③ Makino Seichi, Michio Tsutsui, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times, 1989
④ Shin Shokyu Nihongo Lingua Giapponese, Corso introduttivo I, ed. italiana a cura di S. Dalla Chiesa, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2005 (N.B. Versione elettronica in http://jplang.tufs.ac.jp/account/login );
⑤ Shin Bunka Shokyu Nihongo (vol.I), ed. italiana a cura di S. Dalla Chiesa, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2004;
⑥ Carolina Negri, Andrea De Benedittis, Introduzione alla scrittura giapponese, Milano, Hoepli, 2015;
⑦ Dispensa: Kanji no mori (Nishioka), Venezia, Cafoscarina (2016/2017);
⑧ Dispensa: Fujisan (Higuchi), Venezia, Cafoscarina (2016/2017);
⑨ Dispensa: Kappa (Higuchi), Venezia, Cafoscarina (2016/2017);
⑩ Dispensa: Totoro (Yasuda), Venezia, Cafoscarina (2016/2017);
⑪ Electronic dictionary:
model CASIO “XD-Y7400" (http://casio.jp/exword/products/XD-Y7400/ ) or older model of the series 7400


model Casio "XD-K6500" (http://casio.jp/exword/products/XD-Y6500/ ) or older model of the series 6500.
Type of exam
written and oral
Assessment methods
The course of Japanese language is held in two semesters.

At the end of the first semester there will be a:
1. a test of writing on computer (CMM)
2. a test of grammar on computer (CMM).

At the end of the second semester there will be:
1. a written test of writing and grammar (with a brief translation from Italian to Japanese)
2. a written translation from Japanese to Italian
3. an oral examination with reading from the textbook, conversation and role play.

The examinations will be completed only by passing both the intermediate and the final tests.
The result of the part 1 will be valid until the first examination in January of the next year. If the part 2 is not passed at the first examination in January, the student has to retake also part 1.
Teaching methods
Lectures of grammar and translation. Conversation in Japanese in small groups.
Teaching language
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 9
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
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