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JLG5020

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robyn Spence-Brown

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop knowledge, strategies and skills needed to interact in Japanese in practical contexts in Australia and Japan and also aims to extend linguistic, sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge to develop cross-cultural awareness and facilitate effective interaction.

Objectives

Upon completing Japanese 2, students should:

  1. Be able to participate in conversation in defined social situations.

  1. Be able to interact with Japanese guests, customers and tourists in a number of settings using simple Japanese.

  1. Possess basic 'survival' Japanese required for travelling in Japan.

  1. Have a knowledge of the fundamentals of the Japanese writing system, including a knowledge of hiragana, katakana and about 100 kanji, and be able to use this knowledge to read and write in defined contexts.

  1. Have a basic knowledge of some aspects of Japanese geography, culture, society, etiquette and tourism.

  1. Be able to access the internet to obtain information on Japan and enhance their learning of the Japanese language.

  1. Have developed strategies for learning Japanese and have established a foundation for the continued study of both spoken and written Japanese.

Assessment

Quizzes and assignments: 25%
Tests and examination: 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Naomi Kurata

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 3 hours tutorials/seminars) per week

Prerequisites

JLG5010 or its equivalent

Prohibitions

JPL1020, JPL2020, JLG4020