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Japanese - Elementary Level 1

Module SZ0701

This Module is offered by TUM Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2013 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0701 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This module description is valid to SS 2013.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, students gain basic knowledge of Japanese as a foreign language, enabling them to successfully manage everyday situations. The course focuses on Units 1-5 of the textbook (Minna no Nihongo I). In addition, students will learn verbs; simple sentence structures using Japanese particles; the syllabary Hiragana and 4 Kanji. They will learn the following communicative skills: introductions, shopping, time/date, location.

Learning Outcome

This course focuses on simple conversation.
After completing this module, students will be able to understand and make themselves understood in everyday situations, to conjugate verbs and take part in dialogue.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Targeted listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises; individual and partner work; cooperative learning


Text book; board work; handouts (supplementary grammar worksheets and exercises); audio CD


Makino, A. (2002): Minna no Nihongo I. Lehrbuch. 3A Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Makino, A. (2002): Minna no Nihongo I. Übersetzung & Grammatikalische Erklärungen. 3A Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Active participation; written exam (90 mins., no learning aids) (Elective subject credit slips will be awarded after successful completion of Japanese- Elementary Level 2.)
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