Japanese Propaedeutics C - CBS (E21)

Course content

The focus of teaching is applied language use. The course enables the student to communicate in elementary to lower intermediate Japanese about general topics related to culture and society.

The course will provide a general introduction to appropriate language and formality level governing social interaction. We expand the range of vocabulary and kanji according to syllabus.

Teaching is based on text- and workbooks, and students will build further build their skills in speaking, reading, grammatically analysing Japanese and translating it into English, and writing in Japanese.

The course activities include text reading, translation, reading aloud, written and oral translation exercises, oral interaction, teaching of Japanese characters, exercises in grammar and sentence analysis.


Offered by:

  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in Japan Studies for CBS-students 2020
Learning outcome

Curriculum for the elective at Bachelor’s level in Japanese Studies, 2020 curriculum

Japanese Propaedeutics C (Activity code HJAÆ00131E)

Teaching is student-centered with an emphasis on pair and group work, which will be guided by cooperative learning principles that aim at engaging each student to a maximum extent. The languages of instruction are a combination of Japanese. Translation into English is continuously trained to foster and develop contrastive skills and enhance vocabulary range and accuracy. Active involvement in class activities as well as timely preparation for class is expected of all students.

  1. Expected literature:
  • Tobira  – Gateway to Advanced Japanese through Content and Multimedia, Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, Satoru Ishikawa, Kuroshio Publishers, 2009 [Textbook]
  • Tobira  – Gateway to Advanced Japanese through Content and Multimedia – Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery. Michio Tsutsui, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, Satoru Ishikawa, Junko Kondo, Mayumi Oka. Kuroshio Publishers, 2012. [Workbook]
  • Tobira  – Gateway to Advanced Japanese through Content and Multimedia – Power Up Your Kanji – 800 Basic Kanji - as a Gateway to advanced Japanese. Mayumi Oka, Satoru Ishikawa, Junko Kondo, Michio Tsutsui, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, Kuroshio Publishers, 2010. [Kanji workbook]


Recommended literature

  • McGloin, et. Al (2014), Modern Japanese Grammar – A Practical Guide, Routledge
  • Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1991), Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times
  • Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1995), Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times

We strongly encourage the students to form study groups

Preapproval from Copenhagen Business School

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 112
  • Preparation
  • 300,5
  • English
  • 412,5