Foreign Language Skills I: Modern Japanese I


  • Introduction to the script system with Kana and Kanji
  • Greeting, introduction of yourself and simple conversation
  • Numbers, time and calendar
  • MASU forms and the most important inflection forms (adjective and verb)
  • Basic cultural knowledge

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students are able to learn simple everyday conversation like greeting and the introduction of themselves and are able to master all 92 Kana characters and about 70 Kanji characters. Students acquire the most important inflection forms of the verbs and adjectives as well as the basic sentence structures with noun, adjective and verb. They developed a basic vocabulary of about 300 words.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
Previous knowledge of the Japanese language is beneficial. In principle, it is possible (with increased work load) to master the seminar without previous knowledge.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Exercise class6 SWS4 SWS
ECTS credits2
Graded yes
Languageother foreign language
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 min). The examiner will determine the exact form in accordance with the requirements of the module element.
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationFSK info session during first semester
Performing lecturer
Ryoko Aoyagi
Ryoko Aoyagi
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. Bus. Adm.
Preliminary course workObligatory attendance and sufficient participation
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 3