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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  1st Semester  ›  Language and Intercultural Competence

Japanese I

Course Code:
Miho Roos-Shibadaira
Course Type:
Language Courses
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
Deutsch Japanisch
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
In this course, participants will gain an insight in everyday reality of the Japanese language and culture. Considering the Japanese socio-cultural competence, communication skills are fostered by different language exercises.
  • Advancement of fundamental language skills, in particular advancement of communication skills
  • Introduction to Japanese writing and advancement of reading ability by means of simple non-fictional texts of different nature
  • Communication of specific socio-cultural thinking and behaviour
09:45 AM till 01:00 PM
Friday, 09/12/2022
09:45 AM till 01:00 PM
In the Japanese course we will be using new and innovative course books published by the Japan Foundation. These will enable students to learn in a short period of time how to talk about themselves, how to express themselves in a shopping situation, give directions and talk about their jobs amog others.
"Maraguto" uses two methods:
  • Katsudoo - this course book aims to provide students with sufficient oral and listening skills to be able to communicate in simple terms with Japanese speakers.
Rikai - this conveys more profounf knowledge of the language, the written characters, grammar and sentence structure and is aimed at students who wish to delve deeper into the Japanese language.
Both books are visual in their presentation and support the learning process with photographs, illustrations and audio material.