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


  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • 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.