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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2305 Intermediate Japanese 2

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Yuka Oeda
Email: Y.Oeda@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

A lower-intermediate level of spoken and written Japanese equivalent to EAST2300

Pre-requisites

EAST2300Intermediate Japanese (1)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is for those who have mastered lower-intermediate Japanese. It aims to further develop knowledge and skills in the use and understanding of written and spoken materials on the basis of grammar mastered in EAST2300 Intermediate Japanese (1) or equivalent course.

Objectives

To continue Japanese language training and provide a solid grounding of intermediate grammar and vocabulary so as to develop both written and spoken communication skills for various contexts.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1) Understand and hold an extended conversation and speech beyond daily conversation in natural speed in accordance with the contexts, topics and functions in a culturally appropriate manner.
2) Demonstrate further developed knowledge of Kanji (approximately 800+) both in reading and writing.
3) Understand various types of written passages including some authentic materials, and write a composition with accurate use of intermediate grammar and vocabulary.
4) Demonstrate basic translation skills beyond sentence level, both Japanese-English and English-Japanese.
5) Demonstrate good understanding of cultural and social issues in Japan, and make a short presentation both in speaking and writing.


Syllabus

This module will focus on both written and spoken skills, with special emphasis on communication skills in real contexts. Reading skills will be developed through reading various texts of different genres, and writing skills will be consolidated through writing short essays and translation exercises. Speaking skills will be enhanced through in-class conversation practice and presentations, and listening skills will be also trained through aural exercises both in and outside the class.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Practical661.0066.00
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours66.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation for class activities (e.g. reading texts, presentations) 33 hours
- Study for grammar, vocabulary and kanji 33 hours
- Homework 22 hours
- Oral-aural practice by audio-visual materials 22 hours
- Online learning using WWW materials 24 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored through regular quizzes and homework, as well as their class performance.
Feedback will be provided whenever possible both orally and in writing.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentPrepared short speeches on personal and cultural topics10.00
In-course AssessmentVocabulary, Kanji10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/02/2017

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