Japanese 4 (PG)
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Please note that online registration alone will not give you an automatic right to attend the module. You are required to fill in the Registration form. You can download the Registration form here. Please submit it to Japanese 1 module convenor, Dr. Akiko Furukawa (email@example.com, Room 383).
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.
- If you understand the sample test 1 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 2.
- If you understand the sample test 2 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 3.
- If you understand the sample test 3 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 4.
- If you understand the sample test 4 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 5.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- knowledge and understanding of upper 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 some specialised topics
- the ability to produce passages in written Japanese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
- the ability to understand spoken Japanese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics
- knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Japanese in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.
Scope and syllabus
The module provides teaching and learning of upper 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. Communicative practice and structural knowledge are 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 of approximately 500 characters each to be submitted on day 5, week 5 and week 11, term 1 and term 2 (20%); an oral presentation of 5-7 minutes following by questions and answers 3-5 minutes (10%); continuous assessment consisting of regular tests, written tests, homework assignments and a one minute speech (20%).
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.