Structure: Japanese Grammar I

Course description Structure: Japanese Grammar I
Year: 2010-2011
Catalog number: 5691VTJGAY
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. E.D. Herber
Language: Dutch
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 5.0
Level: 100
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description

This unit will focus on developing students’ knowledge of the basic grammar of Japanese. Lectures on various aspects of Japanese grammar and sentence patterns will be provided together with limited practical exercises. Students will be able to confirm their understanding of basic grammar and expand their vocabulary through these tasks. In addition, lectures will provide opportunities for students to view the Japanese language and their learning experiences from the wider (and more theoretical) context of linguistics.

Teaching method

Lectures and limited practical exercises.

Admission requirements

Japanese studies students. Other students are also welcome to enroll but they must buy the required course books and be able to read kana and elementary kanji.

Course objectives

Understanding of basic elements of Japanese grammar and sentence patterns.

Required reading

1) Minna no Nihongo I Honsatsu (Main Textbook Kanji-kana version) (zie bijv. http://www.3anet.co.jp/english/books/books_01.html), 3A corporation 1998 (ISBN 4-88319-102-8) (or newer edition).

2) Minna no Nihongo I Honyaku Bunpo Kaisetsu in English (Translation & Grammatical Notes in English), 3A corporation 1998 (ISBN 4-88319-107-9) (or newer edition).

3) Bunt, Jonathan, Oxford Japanese Grammar and Verbs, Oxford University Press, 2003 (ISBN 978-0-19-860382-5) (or newer edition).

Test method

Written examination at the end of the term on grammar and vocabulary.

Structure & Relative weights:

Taalverwerving Ia (5+ 5+ 5 ects = 15 ec):

Taalkundige structuur I, 5691VTJGAH (Structure: Japanese Grammar I) (5 ec):

  • Grammatica: 70%
  • Vocabulaire: 30%

Taalbeheersing I (5 ec) JB1ATA:

  • Conversatie & Luistervaardigheid I: 60%
  • Kanji-introductie I: 40%

Teksten: Beginners niveau I (5 ec) 5691VTMTAW: 100%

Time table

Check Links on the first page of the Japanese Studyguide 2010-2011

Contact

Please contact Dhr. Dr. E.D. Herber

Registration

Enrollment via uSis is mandatory.

For more information about enrollment check Links on the first page of the Japanese Studyguide 2010-2011

Enrollment for A la carte: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl//alacarte
Enrollment for Contractonderwijs: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl//contractonderwijs

Blackboard

Grammar notes and slides, course schedule.

Remarks

Students can progress within a skill. Meaning that in order to be able to take for example BA2 1st semester Conversatie & luistervaardigheid, students must first have completed:
(1) BA1 Taalverwerving Ia/Taalbeheersing I/Conversatie & Luistervaardigheid I
(2) BA1 Taalverwerving Ib/Taalbeheersing II/Conversatie & Luistervaardigheid II
In order to advance to the 2nd semester of BA3, ALL other language courses must be completed first.

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