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J-PEAK: Japanese for Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo [Pre-advanced Level]

J-PEAK: Japanese for Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo [Pre-advanced Level]

東京大学教養学部のアカデミック・ジャパニーズ J-PEAK 中上級

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Author: Aiko Nemoto
Fusako Beuckmann
Akiko Fujii
Date Published: 2024/01/05
Audio: Available
Genre: Comprehensive
Level: Upper Intermediate

A textbook for those who have completed the intermediate level, intended to build the capacity to think logically and convey opinions in Japanese.
Volume 2 in a new series of intermediate to advanced level textbooks developed by the University of Tokyo

[Features of This Book]

1. Selection of topics to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of learners

The spread of topics in each unit is balanced among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, based on the concept of liberal arts education, to ensure that topics will be of interest to learners regardless of their own areas of study.
2. Unit structure devised to promote academic Japanese

Learners will deepen their understanding of topics and activate their knowledge and thinking skills through versatile reading and listening activities. They will develop their ability to think analytically and critically, and to express logical opinions, aiming to achieve true academic Japanese.

3. Learners will gain the ability to logically convey more advanced content than the intermediate level and to navigate academic situations

All new reading comprehension texts and listening comprehension scripts, with standards set for vocabulary and kanji characters to enable learners to tackle these after completing the intermediate level. Questions incorporate strategy research findings to support active input.

[Content and Structure]

1. Basic structure of each unit

Main text:
 Intensive Reading → Speed Reading → Listening*
 Speaking Activity (Presentation/Debate/Discussion)
 Writing Activity (Statements of determination/Report/Opinions/Introductions/Class essays)

Supplement (with English translations): Vocabulary lists and Building Sentences section

*Audio recordings are available for all of this. Answers to questions and Listening section scripts are available for download in PDF format.

2. List of topics
Unit 1 目標達成のための時間管理 Time Management for Achieving Goals
Unit 2 データから見る日本の産業 Japanese Industry Perceived Through Data
Unit 3 町中のカメラ Cameras in Town
Unit 4 人工知能と働く Working with Artificial Intelligence
Unit 5 日本美術 Japanese Art
Unit 6 外来語の取り扱い Dealing with Words of Foreign Origin
Unit 7 身の回りの細菌と健康の関係 Bacteria Found in Our Surroundings and Our Health
Unit 8 企業の社会に対する貢献 The Contribution of Companies to Society

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