JAP0502 - Japanese 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 55/100 10 minutes E
School exam 45/100 2 hours E

Course content

The course gives a further introduction to Japanese language based on JAP0501 with emphasis on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary in order to communicate in everyday situations. It also presents aspects of Japanese culture and society through texts and conversations. Students planning to study in Japan are encouraged to take this course.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course

  • know approximately 100 Kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese).
  • know approximately 600 Japanese words.
  • have basic knowledge of the structure of Japanese sentences.
  • have basic knowledge of Japanese pronunciation and intonation.
  • have basic knowledge of central aspects of Japanese culture related to vocabulary.


Candidates who have passed this course

  • can read and write simple texts such as letters and e-mails where Japanese characters and Kanji are used.
  • can understand Japanese spoken clearly and more slowly than normal speed.
  • are able to have simple conversations about their own thoughts, feelings and opinions.
  • are able to distinguish between formal and informal expressions, and use appropriate expressions in various contexts.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

  • have basic insight into Japanese language and culture at the beginner level.
  • can understand and use basic Japanese language in everyday life.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, obligatory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation


- Written exam (2 hours) that counts as 45% of the final grade.

- Oral examination (approx. 10 minutes) that counts as 55% of the final grade.

Both parts of the exam are graded, but only the final grade will be listed on official diplomas and transcripts of records from NTNU. Both the written exam and the oral examination must receive the grade E or better in order for the student to receive a passing grade. If a student fails one or both parts of the exam, they must retake both parts of the exam. If a student resits a passed exam, they must retake both parts of the exam.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The course has restricted admission. For more information:

Course materials

Course book i Japanese: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese: Genki I, 3rd. ed.(kap.7-12) and other handouts.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: First degree


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2024-12-01

Language of instruction: English, Japanese

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Japanese
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 45/100 E PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 55/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 45/100 E PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 55/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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