Japanese Class

EngIO Japanese Class is designed to support students, researchers and faculty members in the School of Engineering, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, and Graduate School of Environmental Studies in order to promote more interest in the Japanese language while helping them have a smoother, meaningful life both on-campus and off-campus.
These courses will give no credits, however, if you wish, we can issue a certificate of attendance for you. For international exchange students, you may apply for credit transfer by submitting the certificate to your home university.
These courses are free of charge. 

Semester

Spring Semester

Mid April – End of July

Fall Semester

Mid October – End of January

Target

Any status (students, researchers, faculty members, etc.) in the School of Engineering, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, and Graduate School of Environmental Studies

How to Attend

Register via the Application Form by October 13th, 2022.

Each class has its Google Classroom. The classroom code will be emailed to the applicants.

 

*The “Tohokudai ID” is required to apply.

Tohokudai ID is a secured IT account provided by Tohoku University to those who are admitted to Tohoku University, and is different from the student ID number. If you have not been provided the Tohokudai ID yet, please ask your host laboratory. It usually takes time to be provided, depending on the schedule of committee that approves your admission and internal procedures, etc.

 

Please refer to the Course Description

Course Description
Course Description

Courses

“GENKI 1” Supplementary Materials

Lecturer: Ms. Ai Funayama

Outline

This is the grammar explanations and exercises supplementary material of the GENKI textbook. Even those who do not have the textbook can follow the “Conversation and Grammar” section along with the contents of the textbook (the “Reading and Writing” section is not included).

This textbook follows the story of Mary, an international student living in Japan, and her friends and acquaintances at a Japanese university. You will learn basic sentence patterns and structures while using a lot of vocabulary and phrases useful for university life in Japan.

Class Style

This is an on-demand supplementary material. There are slides of each chapter on the Google Classroom so that you can progress at your own pace during the semester.

Level

Beginners

Textbook

GENKI1

Beginner Class

Lecturer: Ms. Noriko Shida

Outline

This class is designed for beginners in learning Japanese. In this class, you will learn basic vocabulary and expressions that are useful for daily life in Japan using various textbooks or materials and doing some quize and exercises of letters (Hiragana and Katakana), phrases, etc. sometimes. One of the main aims of this class is to develop motivation to continue learning Japanese.

Class Style

Online live lesson (Zoom). A Google account other than Tohokudai ID is needed to attend this class. 

* Please join the Google Classroom by October 15th. There is an announcement for the first lesson.

Class Schedule

18:00 – 19:30, every Tuesday, total 12 lessons.

October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20, January 10, 17

Level

Beginners

Textbook

“IRODORI – Japanese for Life in Japan”, and others

Upper-elementary Class

Lecturer: Ms. Noriko Shida

Outline

In this class, you will mainly use “IRODORI A2” textbook and also some websites and resources such as Sendai’s local internet news (Kahoku Shimpo) to cover the wide-ranged topics relating to the real lives of Japanese language learners. The class is designed to mainly improve “Speaking” and “Reading” skills that are useful for the laboratory communication and future job hunting.

Class Style

Online live lesson (Zoom). A Google account other than Tohokudai ID is needed to attend this class. 

* Please join the Google Classroom by October 15ht. There is an announcement for the first lesson.

Class Schedule

13:00 – 14:30, every Thursday, total 12 lessons.

October 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, January 1, 12, 19

Level

Those who can exchange simple information on personal and daily matters in Japanese

Textbook

“IRODORI A2 – Japanese for Life in Japan”, and others

Scientific & Technical Japanese A

Lecturer: Prof. Hirokazu Moriya

Outline

This class aims to improve basic scientific and technical expressions of learners in science and engineering, and to learn vocabulary and phrases that are useful during seminars, experiments, and discussions with laboratory members.

Class Style

This is an on-demand class. Each week, a slide will be posted on Google Classroom. You can refer to them any time during the semester.

Level

Upper elementary to lower intermediate

Textbook

Handbook of Scientific and Technical Japanese

Scientific & Technical Japanese B

Lecturer: Prof. Hirokazu Moriya

Outline

You will learn sentence patterns and expressions that are useful for research activities such as seminars, experiments, and discussions with lab mates. You will also learn expressions commonly used in science and engineering fields aiming to write papers, reports, etc.

Class Style

This is an on-demand class. Each week, a slide will be posted on Google Classroom. You can refer to them any time during the semester.

Level

Intermediate/Advanced

Textbook

Handbook of Scientific and Technical Japanese

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