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LS1385 Japanese A2 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1385 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Exercises in understanding Japanese and carrying out conversations in various situations. Pronunciation exercises. Grammar and vocabulary exercises. Study of approximately 120 additional Kanji characters Overview of the structure of technical terms. Translations of everyday and simple technical texts from Japanese into Swedish and vice versa. Written exercises such as questionnaires and CV. Some basic facts about Japanese society, culture and technical development.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course mainly refer to the level A2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at lower levels, be able to:

  • use spoken and written language in everyday situations and simple work situations
  • understand and perceive the main content in clear standard speech on well-known topics
  • participate in conversations about familiar topics in everyday situations
  • write texts, such as letters, to express thanks or requirements
  • identify facts in simple texts with a technical content

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements. Completed and passed Japanese A1, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge displayed in a compulsory placement test taken before applying for the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Banno, Eri, Genki: An integrated course in elementary Japanese. 1, 2. ed., The Japan Times, Tokyo, 2011

Banno, Eri (red.), Genki: an integrated course in elementary Japanese. 2, 2. ed., Japan Times, Tokyo, 2011

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TENA - Oral Language Proficiency, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written Language Proficiency, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENC - Oral Language Proficiency, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEND - Written Language Proficiency, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

All parts of the examination passed

Attendance requirement: 75%

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web LS1385

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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