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JLG4059

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hiroko Hashimoto

Synopsis

This is the first 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. The course content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker and writing a report.

Objectives

Upon successful completion, students should:

  1. have established and be able to maintain relationships with Japanese people,
  2. be able to obtain information in Japanese on current affairs, from newspaper articles and other written materials in areas covered in this unit,
  3. have developed interview skills to obtain information from the Japanese people,
  4. be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at intermediate level,
  5. have developed listening and speaking skills in the area of their interest,
  6. be able to write and talk about given topics,
  7. be able to recognise the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced characters as well as reviewing the previously learnt kanji (400) totalling 550,
  8. have developed and be able to apply skills in Japanese word processing, and
  9. be able to use a kanji dictionary and develop skills that will enable them to continue their Japanese outside the classroom.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Hiroko Hashimoto

Contact hours

3 hours per day over 5 weeks and excursions and participation in cultural activities

Prerequisites

Japanese 4 or equivalent

Prohibitions

JPL1059, JPL2059, JPL3059, JLG5059, JPL1050, JPL2050, JPL3050, JLG5050