Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: A4, B4, BI3, BME4, C4, D4, E4, F4, I4, K4, KID2, L4, M4, MD4, MID1, N2, Pi4, RH4, V4, W4. Course coordinator: Kazuyo Lundström,, Japanese. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 20. Assessment: Written and oral examination. Further information: The course consists of evening lectures and seminars. The student acquire skills and abilities corresponding to ‘Text course 1’ in ‘Beginners’ Course I (JAPA11)’ in Japanese. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is primarily focused on practical language skills in Japanese, i.e. grammatical structure, vocabulary, hearing comprehension, reading of simpler texts as well as written and oral presentation. The writing systems hiragana and katakana are introduced as are certain basic kanji characters. The course also includes lectures on basic theory of Japanese grammar.

Banno, Eri et al. An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese: Genki I. Shokyû Nihongo Genki. Tokyo: The Japan Times. 2011. 2nd ed.
Pettersson, N-O. Japansk syntax. Nihongo tôgohô. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 1995. 288 s. ISBN 91-44-49711-3
Larm, Lars. 2010. Japanese Grammar: Lecture handouts and excercises. Part 1. Course: JAPA11.
Handouts and practice material produced by the teachers