JAPANESE 4

JPN2004

2016

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-ordinatorKaori Okano

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JPN2003 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

Learning resources

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:
Relevant examples and discussion along with video clips educate intermediate level students and opportunities to develop practical socio-cultural skills are amplified
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

02. Integrating discrete learning to produce a new meaningful whole by discussing art, film or short stories in a Japanese context and to writing or presenting an opinion orally

Activities:
Activities that promote the construction of intermediate level communication about relevant topics in the target language. For example, a scene of a movie shown and students discuss in groups and report back to the class in Japanese.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

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

Activities:
A formal study-buddy system is established; 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Participating in class, doing homework and completing assessments

Activities:
A study-buddy approach ensures intermediate students have ample opportunity inside and outside of class to practice together to enable them to do homework and assessments independently.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

05. To find, critically evaluate and manage the information they retrieve from dictionaries and grammar summaries and to use more complex sources to apply understanding and synthesis. To begin structured open inquiry

Activities:
A range of Japanese texts are used, from which students extrapolate information, which they learn and then in turn impart to others in class in the target language.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, 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 & Aural assessment (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Continuous assessment including weekly quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)30 02, 07
Four written tests (Equivalent to 3000 words)50 02, 05, 07