Universität Wien FIND

150107 UE Japanese Communication (2020W)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration for all classes, please (Introduction, Jap. Grammar und Japanese Communication)


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese



Updated 08.11: Due to the corona lockdown regulations we have to move this course ("2020W 150107-1 Japanese Communication") to a digital format only.

Tue 8:30-10, Student room of Japanese department (1. Floor left). Begins: 13.10.2020

This course is going to be taught in person and on site. However we want to inform you that due to the unforeseeable nature of a global pandemic this course may be switched to an all online lesson at any time.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Introduction to the Japanese Language, Japanese Grammar I, and Japanese Communication are intended to be taken together in the same semester, please register for all three.

Due to the unforeseeable nature of a global pandemic, spontaneous changes to the lesson may apply. Students will be informed about changes asap via email and Moodle. These possible changes include but are not limited to: moving from in person to online lesson, changes in assignments, online testing and other social distancing measures.
Please do not attend classes in case of suspicion of COVID, related symptoms or COVID cases your immediate environment. Please contact your instructor and remote learning measures will be taken.

This course covers pronunciation, spoken and written communication in various everyday situations. It is complementary to “Japanese Grammar I” and meant to be taken at the same time. The lesson covers the practical application of Japanese to “Japanese Grammar I”.

* Teaching language: English (C1 equivalent or better)
* Completed Lesson “Introduction to the Japanese Language”
* advance registration
* textbook (see below)
* You should budget about 10 hours per week of additional study time for lesson preparation, homework, assignments, etc. acting in synergy with the complementary lesson (see above).

* understand spoken Standard Japanese as used in certain everyday situations
* (re)act and communicate appropriately in these same situations
* read basic Japanese of familiar topics

Assessment and permitted materials

The course total is made up of homework (30%), mid-term exam (30%) and final exam (40%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* First time attendance concludes the course application, which means the course will be graded (even if you stop attending the class mid semester and do not take any exam). You can deregister within the deadline.
Unexcused missing of the first lesson will result in an automatic deregistration and students on waiting lists will fill the newly opened spot automatically.
If you should not be able to attend the first lesson please contact the instructor per email, you will be considered as excused and not automatically deregistered.

* There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism.

* More than 60 percentage points are required to pass the course (>60 → 4/D, >70→3/C, >80→2/B, >90→1/A).

Examination topics

Everything covered, in class and/or on the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyû nihongo I. Tekisuto. Kaiteiban.
Available at Facultas bookshop in "Hof 1" on Campus.

Additional material will be distributed in class or via the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students, EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch I

Last modified: Su 08.11.2020 18:48