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2017/2018  BA-BALJO1006U  Japanese 6

English Title
Japanese 6

Course information

Language Japanese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc International Business in Asia
Course coordinator
  • Kristina Kazuhara - EGB
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Last updated on 15-12-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the exam the student should demonstrate that s/he:
  • Can make a clear and well-structured presentation on a topic related to Japanese business life and companies (i.e. oral presentational skill).
  • Can answer questions and sustain a dialogue on topics from syllabus (i.e. oral interaction skill).
  • Can speak without grammatical and phonological errors that cause misunderstandings in spoken Japanese (i.e. linguistic skill).
  • Can choose the appropriate words and terms when presenting and discussing the topics related to syllabus (i.e. accuracy and content management).
Japanese 6:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 1 page
In Japanese (type written), size 12, double spaced.
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The re-exam/make-up exam:
- if the student is absent from the oral exam due to documented illness but has handed in a synopsis she/he does not have to submit a new version for the make-up exam but must upload the same synopsis again.
- if the student fails the original exam she/he must hand in a revised synopsis for the re-take. The student will get feedback on the report from the examiner.
Description of the exam procedure

2-3 weeks before the oral exam, the student must hand-in a synopsis applying minimum 2 texts from the syllabus. The synopsis must be in Japanese.

The oral exam has two parts:
1) Oral presentation of the synopsis.
2) Discussion in Japanese inspired by the synopsis.

Grading is based on a holistic assessment of the synopsis and the oral exam.

The synopsis must be handed in through Digital Exam before the set deadline.

Course content and structure

The primary focus of this course is to enable the students to use the Japanese language to communicate effectively about aspects related to Japanese business. It is not a practical course in Japanese business language.

Throughout 9 weeks the students will be provided with opportunities to articulate and debate in Japanese their understandings of particular company cases. The students will specialize and expand their range vocabulary through content-based texts and learning activities.


It is of critical importance for the success rate of this course, and thereby the learning outcome of the student, that each and everyone of the participants are active in class and constant in their attendance.  

Teaching methods
Teaching methods are based on participation in class discussions and contributions to student presentations. Teaching revolves around a content-based textbook for upper-intermediate students.
Feedback during the teaching period
The student will receive oral feedback from the instructor after each in-class presentation as well as written and/or oral feedback on how to improve in regards to the weekly written exercises.

Feedback is further offered in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Teaching 36 hours
Preparation 151 hours
Examination 20 hours
Expected literature

「中級から伸ばすビジネスケースで学ぶ日本語」Powering Up Your Japanese through Case Studies: Intermediate and Advanced Japanese.

Tomoko Takami & Michio Tsutsui. The Japan Times, 2014.



Please note: these reading materials are only tentative and changes may occur. Final literature lists will be uploaded on LEARN before the course begins. 

Last updated on 15-12-2017