JAP0502 - Japanese 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 50/100 10 minutes
Written examination 50/100 4 hours F

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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, obligatory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation

- Written exam (4 hours), counts for 50% of the grade.
- Oral examination (10 minutes), counts for 50% of the grade.
Both parts of the exam are graded together. Students who fail must sit both parts again.

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.

For more information: http://www.ntnu.no/studier/opptak/emneopptak

Course materials

An introduction to Japanese, for example: "An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese" (ch 7-12) and other handouts.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 50/100 F 2018-12-05 09:00
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100
Spring ORD Written examination 50/100 F
  • * 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.