Foreign Language Skills II: Modern Japanese II


  • Expansion of the vocabulary with Kanji
  • Acquisition of further inflected forms
  • Expansion of everyday expressions
  • Introduction and exercises of diverse
  • Presenting of cultural knowledge

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module the students are able to use, as a grammatical basis, the “te-form”, the most important inflected form of the verbs and adjectives and their applications in order to expand variations of oral and written expression. The students are able to read and write simple texts in the mixed script system Kana and Kanji. With the introduction of the honorifics as well as cultural knowledge, students are able to distinctly differentiate between the different language levels. Students extend their vocabulary (about 600 words) and the knowledge of Kanji (80 characters). They improved their listening comprehension and their oral communication skills in everyday situations like shopping, visiting a hospital, directions. Students furthermore acquire the basic honorific speech “Keigo”.

Necessary prerequisites
Foreign Language Skills I: Japanese

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Exercise class6 SWS4 SWS
ECTS credits2
Graded yes
Languageother foreign language
Form of assessmentWritten exam (general language test (90 min., 75%)) as well as exam of the active Kanji (60 min., 25%)); the examiner will determine the exact form in accordance with the requirements of the module element.
Restricted admissionno
Further informationvia lecturer
Performing lecturer
Ryoko Aoyagi
Ryoko Aoyagi
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. Bus. Adm.
Preliminary course workObligatory attendance and sufficient participation
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 3