J1: Elementary Japanese
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The course aims to develop a solid elementary level of competence in both productive (speaking/writing) and receptive skills (reading/ listening) in Japanese. Besides the four skills mentioned above, acquiring mediation skills (translation to and from Japanese/English) and some knowledge of cultural issues in relation to uses of the language also form part of the course requirements. At the end of the course, students should be able to handle basic materials in Japanese and produce fundamental Japanese.
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 10 hours classroom contact per week.
Method of assessment
One three-hour written examination, one two-hour written examination taken in May/June (58%), one-hour language skills test (12%); continuous assessment (30%).