2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FLTU1020 Beginners Japanese
20 creditsClass Size: 17
Module manager: Christopher Lacey
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
|EAST1210||Basic Japanese Language (1)|
|EAST1220||Basic Japanese Language (2)|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Japanese. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations.The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in Japan and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Japanese society and some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.
ObjectivesThis module aims to introduce students to the Japanese language and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' level.
Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for that level. They should also develop an awareness of Japanese culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking Japanese and/or when in Japan in the situations covered by the module.
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Japanese and English;
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar such as sentence structure;
- read hiragana, katakana and some simple Japanese characters.
1. Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
3. Basic shopping including food, clothes, colours, asking about prices, sizes
4. Understand and give simple descriptions
5. Talk about likes and dislikes
6. Talk about daily routine
7. Talk about the weather
8. Eating out
9. Understanding and giving simple directions.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||158.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyGuided independent study each week including homework; review of the lesson; preparation and practice for the assessments and the final exam.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackGuided independent study, participation in class, feedback on core tasks, feedback on homework and preparation for the final speaking exam.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||Semester 1 core tasks in listening, reading||30.00|
|Portfolio||1 task for reading & 1 task for writing||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||60.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||40.00|
Resit: require submission of a new portfolio in the first week of the resit period
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 24/04/2018
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