Intermediate Japanese Listening Course

LecturerToshiko ISHIZAKI, Associate Professor
DepartmentInstitute of International Education & Exchange, 2006 Spring
Recommended for:All international students, including non-degree students, researchers and faculty members of Nagoya University who has pre-intermediate Japanese level (You need to pass the placement exam held by ECIS) or who has completed the SJ200 class offered by ECIS (1.51.5 hours / session 12 weeks / sem.)

Objectives and aims of the course

By listening to the Japanese spoken in various different situations students will improve their understanding of "natural conversation". Students will be able to guess the meaning even if three are unknown words and phrases by learning contracted forms, sound changes and difficult expressions needed for the conversations.

*Although the lecture is offered only in Japanese, it is an excellent lecture worthy of being introduced in English.

Key Features

The classes are conducted in the following styles using the "Intermediate Japanese Listening Course Web" and are designed to promote innovative classes.

1.Each learner is provided with a computer and is able to study by her/him self. 2.When there is one computer for two people, they are able to learn through discussion. 3.The lecturer projects the material onto a big screen and all the classmates study together. 4.As homework.

Lecture Handouts

All included in "Intermediate Japanese Listening Course web".


Midterm Test, Final Test, attendance.

Students Accomplishments

One objective of this course is for students to be able to read, with the help of a dictionary, newspapers and treatises in Chinese.

Course Aims

The aims of this course are as follows:

  1. To acquire the basic reading skills necessary for reading newspapers and other material written in Chinese, essential for students' studies in their third year and beyond.
    • To acquire basic expressions used in normal conversations.

Course Contents

Following the Chinese course in the previous semester, students will review previously learned grammar and improve their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills through the textbook and a wide variety of related exercise materials. In addition to such exercises, there will be sessions in which students, impersonating characters from Chinese movies, read aloud the lines in the movie in an effort to understand the Chinese spoken language, and acquire the rhythm and intonation used by native speakers.

Course Schedule

Classes will proceed according to the textbook. Each chapter takes approximately two sessions to complete.

Session Contents
1 Review of the previous semester
2 Chapter 7
3 Chapter 8
4 Chapter 9
5 Chapter 10
6 Chapter 11
7 Chapter 12
8 Summary, Review

Lecture Video

Intermediate Chinese 2(video)

Lecture Handouts

Below is a sample of the textbook used in this class. Click on each picture to enlarge. a sample of the textbook


Listening and conversation exercises from the text book to be completed after each session.

Last updated

January 22, 2020