SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG)

Module Code:
15PJKC010
Credits:
30
Taught in:
Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

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

  • knowledge and understanding of lower intermediate Japanese grammar
  • knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Japanese vocabulary
  • knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Japanese structures and expressions in a given context
  • the ability to understand passages in written Japanese of medium length on everyday and limited specialised topics
  • the ability to produce passages in written Japanese of medium length on everyday and limited specialised topics
  • the ability to understand spoken Japanese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and limited specialised topics
  • knowledge and understanding of the role of the language through language-based activities and in language-based scholarship (specific learning outcome for PG students)

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Scope and syllabus

This module provides teaching and learning of lower intermediate level Japanese language with emphasis on practical written and spoken Japanese. It covers complex points of word and sentence structure as well as textual relations in Japanese writing and discourse. There will be approximately 250 new Chinese characters to be introduced. Communicative practice and structural knowledge is established through reading and discussing a variety of Japanese texts dealing with different topics and of different length and complexity.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%), a learning diary consisting of 4 written pieces to be submitted every 5 weeks (20%); a 10 minute oral presentation (10%); continuous assessment consisting of homework assignments (4%); regular tests (4%) and 2 review tests at the end of each term (8%); presentation (4%).

Suggested reading

The module will be based on:

A chosen textbook by the convenor upon discussing with other Lectors and additional materials which will be made available throughout the course.

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