Faculty of Arts


Japanese Language 2B

Please note: this is archived course information from 2019 for JAPANESE 232.


This course is a continuation of JAPANESE 231 providing more advanced grammar. By the end of the course, you will have acquired all essential grammar items and will be ready to explore more authentic materials in Stage 3. As with JAPANESE 231, this course is designed to further develop communicative use of the language in the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in various situations as well as strategies to enhance and support these skills.

The prescribed textbook can be obtained from the University Bookshop. You must attend the plenary lecture plus streamed classes. 


By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability to:

  • Communicate in various situations using learned expressions and grammatical patterns with a level of speech (plain, polite and honorific forms) appropriate for the situation
  • Express your opinions about given topics
  • Read and understand passages written in various topics and styles using learned expressions and grammatical patterns
  • Write thank-you letters and short essays about your experiences, using learned kana and kanji in an appropriate style
  • Translate short passages from Japanese into English and vice versa accurately

View the course syllabus

Availability 2019

Semester 2


Lecturer(s)  Chako Amano


Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2nd ed. (textbook and workbook)


60% coursework + 40% exam


JAPANESE 232: 15.0 points


JAPANESE 231 or approval of Academic Head or nominee


JAPANESE 230, 239. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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