Applications closedDifficulties and countermeasures for Japanese learners to learn pronunciation
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Pronunciation is crucial when you need your messages to be properly understood. This lecture deals with phonetics as part of Business Japanese skills. It will also teach you some secrets for improving your pronunciation.

Naoko KINOSHITA/ Waseda University Center of Japanese Language Education and Research(Associate Professor)

Holds a Ph.D. from Waseda University's Graduate School of Applied Japanese Linguistics. Starts her career as a Japanese lecturer at the Busan University of Foreign Studies (Rep. of Korea) then lecturing full-time at Meikai University, before becoming an associate-professor at Waseda University's Center for Japanese Language. Works in the fields of phonetic education, second language acquisition and Japanese learning advising. Author of the web-teaching material "Tsutaeru hatsuon" and has contributed 9 courses in the "Steps in Japanese for Beginners" which is part of the larger MOOCs online study material, having more than 180,000 registered users. Winner of Waseda University's Waseda e-Teaching Award for 2019, 2020 and the e-Teaching Award Good Practice for 2021.

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Course outline

Lecture nameDifficulties and countermeasures for Japanese learners to learn pronunciation
Date and timeAugust 28, 2023 (Monday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 August 28, 2023 (Monday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Lecturer Naoko KINOSHITA
Waseda University Center of Japanese Language Education and Research(Associate Professor)
TargetTarget: International students or employees who have passed JLPT N2 or above.
* Non-Toyo University students can also take this course.
* Participation from abroad is highly welcomed.
Capacity1,000 participants per lecture (first-come-first-served basis)
Application periodAugust 01, 2023 (Tuesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ August 27, 2023 (Sunday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
  • All display times are in Japan time.
  • All courses will be conducted in Japanese only.
  • Even if you don't participate on the day, all the applicants can view the video after the course ends.
  • After the course, those who answered the questionnaire can download the materials used in the class and the participation certificate.