JAPANESE 4

JPN1004

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consolidate and develop basic knowledge of Japanese. It is designed to build up the students' intermediate competence in speaking, reading and writing. Building on the knowledge gained in JPN1ADA, this subject brings the total number of characters learnt to approximately 450.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN1003 or JPN1ADA or JPN1AD1 or JPN2AD1 or JPN3AD1 or co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JPN1ADB, JPN2BEB, JPN1BE4, JPN2BE4, JPN3BE4, JPN1AD2, JPN2AD2, JPN3AD2, JPN2004

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGenki Vol. 2PrescribedBanno, E. et. alTHE JAPAN TIMES
ReadingsGenki Vol. 2, exercise book,PrescribedBanno, E. et al,THE JAPAN TIMES
ReadingsA dictionary of basic Japanese grammarRecommendedMakino, S. and Tsutsui, M.THE JAPAN TIMES 1986.
ReadingsJapanese-English character dictionary,RecommendedNelson, A. N.TUTTLE 1997
ReadingsProgressive Japanese-English dictionaryRecommended. . .SHOGAKUKAN 1986.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To write and read medium level texts using about 300 characters.

Activities:
Reading and writing passages from a prescribed textbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving

02. To speak about topics related to their experiences.

Activities:
Plenty of speaking exercises provided for study partners in and out of class and opportunities to interact with native speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Speaking
Critical Thinking

03. To engage in open enquiry and to evaluate complex sources before applying synthesis and understanding at a foundational level

Activities:
A range of Japanese sources - some grammar based, some reading & writing based, some activity based - giving students opportunity to compare how texts present the target language.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork

04. Selecting appropriate readings for essays, analysing topics, arguing a position.

Activities:
Activities centred on the construction of new dialogues or stories in the target language.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

05. Participating in class, doing homework and completing assessments.

Activities:
A study-buddy approach is used systematically and teams and groups are organized in class to ensure homework and assessments are manageable and completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Teamwork
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking

06. Participating in class pair and completing group activities, working with peers outside of the class.

Activities:
A formal study-buddy system is set. Students also work with different partners in class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

07. Developing awareness of the importance of socio-cultural skills and how Japanese communicate socio-linguistically.

Activities:
This is taught with real-life examples, discussion of etiquette and video clips. In preparation for visitor sessions too, socio-cultural tips are passed on and practised.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Teamwork
Speaking
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

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