Elementary & Intermediate Pronunciation

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary & Intermediate Pronunciation

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Japanese

  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    1 - 1
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    This course for students at levels II (b) and III (a) in the core curriculum introduces students to the basics of Japanese pronunciation. They learn about various features of the Japanese sound system such as vowels, consonants, rhythm, intonation, and accent through various activities such as voice performance and training, singing, and writing Haiku poems. Each class meeting starts with light warm-up stretches to help prepare students for vocal activities. The course also aims to improve students' general speaking skills.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.