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Japanese - Elementary Level 2

Module SZ07011

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 WS 2012/3

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

SZ07011 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 6-9 of the textbook (Minna no Nihongo I).
Students expand their knowledge of Japanese grammar, learning verbs and adjectives, the syllabary Katakana and 20 additional Kanji. Students will also compose a rudimentary curriculum vitae and practice communication in the following contexts: making and responding to requests, visiting others (greeting and leave-taking), talking on the phone.

Learning Outcome

The course focuses on simple conversation and expanded knowledge of Japanese grammar.


Sound knowledge of Japanese Elementary Level 1

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

written exam (90 mins., no learning aids)(After successful completion of this exam, students are awarded an elective subject credit slip for Japanese.); active participation
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