057.030 Syntax-based Japanese I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, UE, 3.0h, 6.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to overcome the language barrier after 150 hours of lectures and excercises (5h/week in 30 weeks - summer and winter semester) to read and understand Japanese abstracts and research papers.

Subject of course


Practice in codification of Japanese language

Teaching methods

Die Erlernung der Grundkenntnisse der Satzanalyse (Grammatik) ist einer der Schwerpunkte der LVA. Sie wird wesentlich erleichtert, indem statt der über hundert vorhandenen „sentence patterns“ der japanischen Sprache, die ganze Grammatik anhand von nur fünf Grundkonstruktionen erklärt wird.

Mode of examination


Additional information

📑 General rules

Since an immanent part of the culture of a country is connected through and with the language, in the course of our teaching such contents are often explained from time to time. This includes adhering to rules that have great value in social coexistence in Japan. Therefore, the following points are essential for a successful passing:

  • There is compulsory attendance, which is controlled in each lecture.
  • Falsification of signature or additional signatures for third parties lead to immediate exclusion form the course.
  • Apologies for being absent will only be taken into account in the case of timely announcement before the lecture or upon presentation of a corresponding confirmation, in case of an important prevention (eg illness).
  • The language of the course is German, the translation from Japanese must also be available in German during the examination.

Success can only be guaranteed if the lectures are attended continuously and homework is completed on time. Part of the exercises can also be worked out at home, which usually have a 2 weeks' schedule.

📝 Transfer into the summer semester and requirements to enter the exam

  • Attendance of the VO: ≥ 80% per list (this corresponds to a maximum of 2 VO per semester as absent) AND
  • Delivery of HA: ≥ 80% on time and positive (see information sheet on homework)

  • Deadline for WS: Last lecture in December
  • Deadline for the SS: First Lecture in June

At the deadlines, the two criteria will be evaluated. If the conditions are not already fulfilled here, it is not possible to transfer to the 2nd semester or to take the exam at the end of the SS. The re-entry is provided in such cases only in the next academic year. If the attendance is reduced or the deliver of homework in the rest of the lectures falls below the mentioned limit until the exam, the conditions are also not met.


Exceptions are only considered for valid reasons with appropriate proof (eg medical confirmation of a disease, etc.).

For more information, see the information sheet on the specified website.


📧 All inquires concerning the course directly christoph.guss@tuwien.ac.at



Examination modalities

⚠️ This course is set up to be finished in 2 semesters.

The written exam and the issuing of the certificates will only take place at the end of the summer semester (for both semesters, ie WS and SS for VO and UE parts). The certificate of the UE part is only awarded upon successfully finishing the VO.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 30.06.2023writtenno application-Prüfung: Syntaxorientiertes Japanisch

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Previous knowledge

Some talent and interest to learn languages. Knowledge of the English language is of great advantage

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses