|Lecturer||Yasuyo TOKUHIRO, Designated Professor|
|Department||G30, Spring Monday 4, Fall Monday 5|
|Related department||International Affairs Global Engagement Center|
|Recommended for:||International Students, G30 Students (Credits: 2.0・1.5 hours / session, One session / week, 15 weeks / semester)|
When discussing the challenges of studying Japanese, more than a few people bring up kanji. It is common for people studying the language to feel some uncertainty about just how many kanji they should learn, or how useful any particular kanji will turn out to be. There are many kanji characters, and it takes time to learn them. However, once you have made them your own, knowing kanji can be very useful, and will contribute to your understanding of Japanese and will help accelerate the speed with which the language can be learned. Learning kanji will also enhance your ability to reason and help you be both more expressive and creative. The use of one kanji will often lead to the use of another kanji and so help with building vocabulary.
There are people who lament that they ‘forget the kanji right away. ‘We like to tell these folks that’ Forgetting is a good thing. Only people who have forgotten a character can recall it. People who never knew a character cannot bring it back to mind.’ Escaping from the sense of helplessness in thoughts like ‘I’ll be forgetting it at any rate’ may in fact be a hidden key to success when it comes to learning kanji. It is our sincere hope that this class will prove useful as part of a process in which students transition from learning frequently used kanji to a level where the feeling is that one ‘couldn’t possibly forget’ a particular character that has been encountered many times.
Japanese version is below:
『日本語学習のためのよく使う順 漢字 2200』、徳弘康代（編著）、三省堂、2500 円
KANJI 2200 Listed according to Frequency and Familiarity, Sanseido Co., Ltd.
|1||Class content explanation, How to use "KANJI 2200", idiom structure|
|2||1-80||Six classes of Kanji, Etymology, "On" and "Kun" readings, stroke orders|
|3||81-160||Kanji character radicals|
|4||161-240||The "Okurigana" (Hiragana that follows kanji)|
|5||241-320||Kanji prefix and suffix analysis|
|6||321-400||Kanji sound characteristic: double consonant and sequential voicing|
|7||401-480||Assonant words, listening and pronunciation practice (retest applications)|
|9||561-640||Learning using concept maps 1|
|10||641-720||Learning using concept maps 2|
|11||721-800||Different kanji with the same reading|
|12||801-880||Skillfully using intransitive verbs, transitive verbs and passive and causative|
|13||881-960||Four character idioms and common expressions|
|14||961-1040||Proverbs, Geographical names, personal names (retest applications)|
Reading & Writing #1-14
Reading #1-28 (including English)
Note:All files are in Japanese.
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May 08, 2020