Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MPAS2056 Intermediate Japanese I & II 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
Kanako Kuramitsu

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to make students’ understanding of basic (JLPT N3-level) grammar solid and to further develop language skills so that they can advance to upper intermediate level. Emphasis of this course is on enabling students to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers on familiar matters possible.


Conversational practices, exercises (grammar, listening, kanji), reading comprehension short essays.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 48 h 0 h

Language training 2*2h/week.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Japanese
  • In Japanese
Participation in classroom work
  • In Japanese
Oral exam
  • In Japanese

Exercises (grammar, conversation), summarizing texts, short essays, making a presentation (newspaper or other media articles), kanji tests.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Mid & final exams + homework 70%, presentations 20%, class participation/homework/attendance 10%.

Study materials

Authentic materials (newspaper/magazine articles, TV news video clips), JLPT N3 grammar books, Kanji exercises etc.

Further information

A placement test for Japanese language studies is arranged on 1 September 2014 at 10 a.m., indicating which level is most appropriate.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
MODULE 7: Language Studies (MDP in Asian Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science