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JLG5060 - Japanese 6

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This is the second part of an intermediate sequence which covers both spoken language and contemporary written language. Language acquisition through active interaction in and out of the classroom is encouraged. This unit focuses on social and cultural issues from a global view point. The content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker, reading articles in the newspaper and internet sites and writing a report.

Objectives

Upon successful completion, students should:

  1. be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at advanced-intermediate level;
  2. be able to obtain some knowledge about issues in Japanese society and culture through reading, speaking and writing about the topic;
  3. be able to read and understand extracts from Japanese texts of various genres written for a Japanese audience;
  4. have developed listening and speaking skills about social issues;
  5. be able to obtain information in Japanese from newspaper articles and other written materials including the internet;
  6. have further developed and be able to display skills to use a Japanese word processor;
  7. be able to recognise the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced characters and;
  8. have developed skills that will enable continued study of Japanese outside the classroom.

Assessment

Tests and Examination: 65%
On-going assessment: 35%

Contact hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

Japanese 5 or equivalent

Prohibitions

JPL1060, JPL2060, JPL3060, JLG4060

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