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Structure: Japanese Grammar Ib


Admission requirements

Structure: Japanese Grammar I (5691VTJGAY). Japanese studies students. Other students are also welcome to enroll but they must buy the required course books and be able to read kana and elementary kanji.


This unit aims to further develop students’ knowledge of basic Japanese grammar. Lectures on various aspects of Japanese grammar and sentence patterns will be provided together with limited practical exercises. Lectures will cover some of the more complex grammar and structures such as verbs of giving and receiving, potential, passive and causative forms.

Teaching method

Lectures and limited practical exercises.

Course objectives

Understanding of basic elements of Japanese grammar and sentence patterns.

Required reading

  1. Minna no Nihongo II Honsatsu (Main Textbook Kanji-kana version) (zie bijv., 3A corporation 1998 (or newer edition) (ISBN 4-88319-103-6).
    1. Minna no Nihongo II Honyaku・Bunpo Kaisetsu in English (Translation & Grammatical Notes in English), 3A corporation 1998 (or newer edition) (ISBN 4-88319-108-7).
    2. Makino, Seiichi, Tsutsui, Michio. 1989. A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. Tokyo: The Japan Times (ISBN4789004546 pbk)

Test method

Written examination at the end of the term on grammar and vocabulary.

Structuur en Weging Taalverwerving Ib (5+ 5+ 5 ec = 15 ec):
Taalkundige structuur II: Japanse grammatica/Structure: Japanese Grammar II (5691VTJGBY) (5 ec): Grammatica II: 70% Vocabulaire II: 30%

Taalbeheersing II (5 ec) 5691VTATBY: Conversatie & Luistervaardigheid II (5691VTCLBY): 60% Kanji-introductie II (5691VTKBY): 40%

Teksten: Beginners niveau II (5 ec) 5691VTMTAY: 100%

Time table

Check Links on the first page of the Japanese Studyguide 2011-2012


Please contact Dr. E.D. Herber


Enrollment via uSis is mandatory.

For more information about enrollment check Links on the first page of the Japanese Studyguide

Enrollment for A la carte:
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Enrollment on Blackboard for grammar notes and slides, course schedule, exercises.