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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Intermediate Japanese 1

Course Code:
155901345
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Basic Japanese 2 (155900875) or equivalent

Procedure

Please note that on line registration alone will not give you an automatic right to attend the course. Please read PDF for the procedure you need to follow to finalise your course choice. You can download the Registration form here.

Which level am I?

The following sample tests (1 to 4) are a reading comprehension of the final examination in each course. They should give you some ideas as to which course you will be taking.

  1. If you understand the sample test 1 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Basic Japanese 2.
  2. If you understand the sample test 2 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Intermediate Japanese 1.
  3. If you understand the sample test 3 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Intermediate Japanese 2.
  4. If you understand the sample test 4with relative ease you will be ready to attend Advanced Japanese; Contemporary Texts (previously called Intermediate Japanese 3).

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

The objective of the course is to attain the lower intermediate level of the target language by

  • consolidating the linguistic knowledge of the basic level
  • preparing for the next level, Intermediate Japanese 2, where near-authentic materials are used

At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate

  • moderate competence in the target language
  • the ability to understand, express and communicate using the target language in limited situations related to topics which are familiar, or of personal interest. 
  • an intercultural awareness and knowledge of cultural background to enable him/her to engage in appropriate manner.

Workload

This course will be taught over 22 weeks with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

The course will include

  • approximately 700 Chinese characters in total
  • linguistic knowledge of lower intermediate level
  • listening, speaking, writing, reading and translating skills

Method of assessment

One three-hour written paper taken in May/June (70%); continuous assessment including quizzes, tests, assignments, and class performances (30%).