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Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

IIT Kanpur, , Prof. Vatsala Misra

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

Overview

Japanese Language has been taught as part of the Foreign Language Programme at IIT Kanpur since July 1995. With increasing technical and economic ties between India and Japan, more Japanese companies are doing business in India and vice versa. This gives rise to the urgent need for more Indians to learn at least the rudiments of Japanese for their professional advancement.This course has been designed with the above background and keeping in mind the requirements of Levels 5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, held by Japan Foundation. It focuses on conversational skills and basic training in sentence construction, simple situational conversation, grammatical knowledge and elements of Kanji (Chinese pictograms),and the kana (Katakana and Hiragana) scripts.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners

PRE-REQUISITES : Nil

Includes

Lecture 7: Ima nan-ji desu ka (What is the time now?)

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Lecture Details

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture by Mrs.Vatsala Misra, Instructure Incharge Japanese Language, Foreign Language Programme, IIT Kanpur.For more details on NPTEL visit httpnptel.ac.in

Course Details

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Introduction to Japanese scripts and particles; Introducing oneself
Week 2: Interrogative words; Demonstrative pronouns and adjectives; Time; Hobbies
Week 3: Conversation with time expressions and simple verbs
Week 4: Negative form of verb; Locational nouns
Week 5: Simple conversation on phone; Conjunctions; Volitional form of verb
Week 6: Types of Adjectives i and na adjectives
Week 7: Negative form of adjectives; Plain form of verbs
Week 8: Negative forms of verbs; Expressions for giving or receiving things, gifts, etc.
Week 9:   Potential form of verbs; Some proverbs and expressions
Week 10: Expressing intent or purpose; Examples from Japanese way of life 
Week 11: Permission and seeking approval; Basic Kanji
Week 12: Filling out simple forms; Conditional form of verbs; Kanji(Contd..)

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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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