J1: Elementary Japanese
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- Year 1
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- Full Year
PrerequisitesNo prior knowledge of Japanese is required. This course is only available to students on BA Japanese and BA Japanese and another subject degrees. It is not available as a floater option.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the courseThe 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.
WorkloadTotal of 22 weeks teaching with 10 hours classroom contact per week.
Method of assessmentOne three-hour written examination, one two-hour written examination taken in May/June (58%), one-hour language skills test (12%); continuous assessment (30%).
The reading list for this course will be made available from the convenor at the beginning of the course.