Japan-based Online International Education Platform

Japanese Language Magnet

In this course, we will move away from Japanese language textbooks and investigate how the language is used in modern-day Japanese society by looking at various themes.
Subject field
Language, International affairs
Course coordinator
Masaki Ono
Target
Bachelor
General
High school
Fee: Free
提供
University of Tsukubaロゴ;
Lecture
5 lectures
Video
video
Required time
Short time
Language
Japanese, English
Subtitles
Japanese, English
Required Japanese language level
N3/A2
Purpose
Take a course
Issue
Certificate
Start month
Anytime
Open period
~
Contents
Lecturers
Competencies
Other information
Contact

Course

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    • Last update
    • 2022-03-02
    • Start month
    • Anytime
    • Required time
    • Short time
    • Lecture time
    • Within 15min
    • Open period
    • ~
    • Delivery method
    • On-demand
    • Course restrictions
    • None
    • System requirements
    • None

Contents

1
The “Japanese language” is not static; it has been constantly undergoing change down the ages. Moreover, even today there are language variations depending on age differences, regional differences, gender differences, and various other factors.
Video
Confirmation questions
Tasks
Activities
2
It would be impossible to live modern-day lives without numbers. This theme covers what numbers are called and how they are counted; what numbers are auspicious and what numbers are inauspicious.
Video
Confirmation questions
Tasks
Activities
3
Japanese names comprise a family name (surname) and given name. Under current Japanese law, names may be written using Kanji, Hiragana, or Katakana characters. Let’s examine Japanese names while also looking at the naming of creatures other than humans.
Video
Confirmation questions
Tasks
Activities
4
In Japan, each region has its own diarect. Apart from Kansai-ben, there are many dialects throughout Japan.This thema introduces the classification of Japanese dialects and the various problems of modern dialects.
Video
Confirmation questions
Tasks
Activities
5
In Japanese, there are ways of speaking that are unique to women and to men. We will consider the historical transition of gender-related expressions in Japanese as well as contemporary expressions and usage.
Video
Confirmation questions
Tasks
Activities

Lecturers

Course coordinator

Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Applied Japanese Linguistics

スタッフ

Content creator
Graduate student
Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies in the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Japanese Linguistics
Content creator
Graduate student
Master Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies in the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Japanese Linguistics
Content creator
Graduate student
Master Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies in the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Japanese Linguistics
Content creator
Graduate student
Master Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies in the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Japanese Linguistics
Content creator
Graduate student
Master Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies in the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Japanese Linguistics

Animation Directors

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON

Art director

  • 「Names in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON

Animation Creative Directors

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD

Designer and illustrator

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Antoine ABI AAD, Nayla GEDEON, Lynn JABAK, Lea JREIJ and Lama ZOUEIN.
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Sana CHAABAN, Tala EL KHOURY, Nayla GEDEON and Lea JREIJ.
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD, Nayla GEDEON, and Lynn JABAK.
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD, Zeina JAMAL EDDINE
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD

Animators

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Tala EL KHOURI, Nayla GEDEON, Eliane KAYDOUH, and Ali KHALIL.
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Germain ABI KHALIL, Tala EL KHOURI and Ali KHALIL.
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Germain ABI KHALIL and Nayla GEDEON.
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」: Germain ABI KHALIL and Chantal Arnaout.
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Sana CHAABAN, and Tala EL KHOURY.

Editor

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Ali KHALIL.
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Ali KHALIL.
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Germain ABI KHALIL.
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Chantal Arnaout
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Tala EL KHOURY

Directors

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD and Nayla GEDEON

Japanese language coordinator

  • 「Characteristics of the Japanese Language」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Names in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Numbers in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Dialects of Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD
  • 「Gender in Japanese」:Antoine ABI AAD

Competencies

Literacy, Problem finding ability, Problem solving skill, Creativity, Communication ability, Autonomy, Flexibility, Language proficiency

Contact

jp-kyoten@un.tsukuba.ac.jp