JAPANESE 4

JPN2004

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students establish intermediate competence in speaking, reading and writing. This course enables students to practically apply their knowledge. Building on the skill set gained in JPN2003, 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 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN2003 or JPN2BEA or JPN1BE3 or JPN2BE3 or JPN3BE3 or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JPN1ADB, JPN2BEB, JPN1AD2, JPN2AD2, JPN3AD2, JPN1BE4, JPN2BE4, JPN3BE4, JPN1004

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGenki Vol. 2PrescribedBanno, E. et. al.THE JAPAN TIMES
ReadingsGenki Vol. 2, exercise book,PrescribedBanno, E. et al,THE JAPAN TIMES
ReadingsKanji: Look and Learn (Textbook)PrescribedBanno et alTHE JAPAN TIMES 2009
ReadingsKanji: Look and Learn (Workbook)PrescribedBanno et alTHE JAPAN TIMES 2009
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. Critical engagement in the target language in line with socio-cultural and socio-linguistic competence.

Activities:
Japanese grammar (the living language) and listening texts and material on socio-cultural competence
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Integrate discrete learning to produce a new meaningful whole to expand spoken proficiency in Japanese

Activities:
Activities that promote intermediate level communication about relevant topics in the target language.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Participate in class, do homework and complete group activities and work with peers outside of class

Activities:
A study-buddy system is encouraged whereby students work in twos, threes and fours outside of class. Students also work with different partners in class on a regular and rotating basis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Engage in open inquiry and solidify foundational knowledge of essential Japanese

Activities:
Participating in workshops and interacting with the text and lecturer in expansive ways but also recognising the importance of revision in order to integrate knowledge base
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. To learn more kanji characters so as to improve reading comprehension; read more intermediate passages and get more practice writing longer passages than previously

Activities:
Reading and writing work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. To speak about topics related to their experiences and expand conversations.

Activities:
Collaborative speaking exercises are provided and students develop their capacity to interact with native speakers, who are invited to class.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. To write and read intermediate level texts using about 450 characters

Activities:
Reading and writing passages from a prescribed textbook as well as other text types and improving translation skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElise Foxworth

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral Test & Aural Test (equivalent to 800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Vocab, grammar and reading/writing weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07
2 midterm tests & 2 final tests (each test equivalent to 1000 words)40 01, 02, 04, 05, 07