Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Business Japanese(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Related Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 4 Autumn Semester 4 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Reiko FURUYA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
To meet the Japanese language competency requirements expected at the time of internship or employment in Japan, participants in this class will study not only Business Japanese but also Japanese business manners so that they would be able to avoid miscommunication.

By taking this class, students are expected to be able to do the following:
(1) Develop speaking skills necessary for daily communication amid a Japanese working environment
(2) Improve accuracy and learn expressions suitable for various business situations, including honorifics and humble Japanese expressions
(3) Practice writing and reading Japanese notes, business letters, email messages and so on
(4) Learn Japanese business protocols

•Prerequisite Subjects
Japanese language classes G30 students took in Freshman year or equivalent

•Course Topics
1 Self-introduction I
2 Self-introduction Ⅱ
3 Phone call Ⅰ
4 Appointment
5 Phone call Ⅱ
6 Meeting Ⅰ
7 Meeting Ⅱ
8 Mid-term test
9 Claim Ⅰ
10 Claim Ⅱ
11 Introducing products
12 Negotiation
13 Receiving orders
14 Review
15 Final exam 

Homework will be assigned at the end of class. Students are expected to submit homework at the beginning of next class. 

Handouts will be distributed in class

•Additional Reading
野村節子・山辺真理子・向山陽子 共著

•Grade Assessment
30% active class participation
20% homework
20% mid-term test
30% final exam

Grades: A+ 100%~95%, A 94%~80%,B 79%~70%,C 69%~65%,C- 64%~60%,F 59 and below

Grading will be decided based on the ability to facilitate smooth communication in Japanese in business setting.

There are no course requirements for taking this class.

•Contacting Faculty
Questions will be answered before class, in class, after class or by e-mail.


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