Japanese Language and Culture III

Academic year
Subject Area
Foreign Language and Lieratures
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
Non Degree Course

Teaching Methods

Practical classes with speaking and writing exercises. Throughout the semester there will be cultural events focusing on origami, calligraphy, tea cerimonies, gastronomy and dress, as well as meetings with Japanese students enrolled in the Annual Program of Portuguese as a Foreign Language at FLUC so that students can practice their speaking skills. Given the existing agreements between FLUC and Japanese universities such as Kyoto, Kansai, Tokyo, Waseda, Tenri and Kobe, interested students will be given the necessary information to participate in an exchange program.

Learning Outcomes

Students will expand and reinforce their oral and written skills in Japanese. They will also gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture in the world context, based on the didactic materials made available by trhe instructor.

Work Placement(s)



1. Japanese Language: Following from Japanese Language and Culture I, II students will learn Kanjie characters: writing in combination Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana and their rules; they will read and interpret Japanese legends; and write using a wider vocabulary. In grammar, they will deepen the study of particles, verbs and tenses, adjectives, conjunctions, ways of counting and comparatives. They will be able to interpret Anime, and distinguish formal and informal registers.

2. Japanese Culture: Continuation to Japanese Language and Culture I, II. Introduction to traditional Japanese culture and comparison with current trends among younger generations. Brief overview of Japan’s Geography and History

Head Lecturer(s)

Ayano Shinzato Dias Pereira

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment. Please consult the Regulation at http://www.uc.pt/fluc/cl/regulamentos/fluc/cl/ficheiros/regulamento_aval: 100.0%


* Minna no Nihongo shokyū I, 3A network Corporation, 6.ª ed., 2000 (Manual de Base);

* Minna no Nihongo shokyū I – Tradução e Notas Gramaticais, 3A network Corporation, 1.ª ed., 2000 (Manual de Base);

* Basic Kanji Book, vol. 1, Chieko Kano / Yuri Shimizu / Hiroko Takenaka / Eirko Ishi, 3.ª ed., Bonjinsha, 2003 (Manual de Base);

* Coelho, Jaime Nuno Cepeda, Dicionário Japonês-Português, Porto Editora, 1998;

* Japan at a Glance, International Internship Program Kodansha, Tokyo, 2004;

* Canavarro, Pedro, Japão Uma enciclopédia para jovens, Kamakura Shunju-sha, Japão, 1999.

* Sanseido's Rōmaji English – Japanese/Japanese – English Dictionary, Sanseido, Tokyo, 1999

* Revistas japonesas, Jornais Japoneses e outros materiais didácticos como vídeos a apresentar ao longo do curso (com o apoio da Embaixada do Japão). Com o apoio da Fundação Japão teremos novos materiais didácticos, como CD, DVD, CD-ROM, dicionários etc., a apresentar e indicar ao longo das aulas.