JAP0501 - Japanese 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 5 minutes
Written examination 4 hours

Course content

The course provides an introduction to Japanese language with emphasis on pronunciation, listening comprehension, written language and basic grammar. It also presents aspects of Japanese culture and society through texts and conversations. Students who plan studying abroad one or two semesters in Japan are encouraged to take the course.

Learning outcome

The candidate will attain
-knowledge of all modern Japanese characters (46 hiragana and 46 katakana) and ca. 40 Chinese characters
-knowledge of approximately 300 basic words
-knowledge of the principles for pronunciation and intonation of simple expressions
-knowledge of important sides of Japanese culture related to vocabulary

The candidate will develop skills to
-read and write simple sentences using Japanese characters and Chinese characters
-construct grammatically correct sentences
-analyze the structure of simple Japanese sentences
-talk about some simple subjects in Japanese
-understand Japanese spoken slowly and clearly
-use suitable expressions (for example greetings) in the given situations of conversation

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, obligatory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 oral assignments

Further on evaluation

If the candidate does not pass the exam there is no need to deliver new assignments in order to qualify for another first retry.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

The course has restricted admission.

Course materials

An introduction to Japanese, for example: "An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese" (ch 1-6) or a similar text.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination
Autumn ORD Written examination 2017-12-02 09:00 D130, bygg 11 , D7, bygg 2
Spring ORD Oral examination
Spring ORD Written examination 2018-06-08 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.