851-0881-00L  Japanese I A1.1

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersUniversity lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionJapanese
CommentNo enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

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AbstractJapanese I leads to A1.1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the first part of a five-semester Japanese course. The goal of the course is for participants to learn the basic vocabulary and sentence structures needed to communicate in everyday situations.This includes an introduction to Hiragana and Katakana syllabic writing and its use in word processing.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use the Japanese language adequately in selected areas. The focus is equally on fostering speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills at A1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as on the development of cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life. In addition, the two syllabic writing systems and the use of Japanese computer word processing are learnt. Content areas that are embedded in various communicative tasks include: Greetings, introducing yourself, and talking about yourself (personal and professional identity, studies, interests, daily life); asking for information; and requesting services.