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FLTU1025 Beginners Japanese 10 credits Semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Christopher Lacey
Email: lfa@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

None - no previous knowledge/study

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1020Beginners Japanese

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners Japanese 10 credits is for students who have not previously studied Japanese. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to Japanese culture. You may want to learn a new language or you may already have an interest in Japan - whatever your reason, this module provides a fascinating insight into the country and the language and will equip you with some basic language ability and intercultural awareness.

Objectives

This module introduces students to Japanese and develops their ability to communicate at a beginner's 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 this 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 in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- Extract accurately the key information from audio and or/visual material
- Understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of grammar
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Japanese and English


Syllabus

The module covers topics such as:
- Exchanging personal information about yourself and your family
- Understanding and expressing numbers, the time, days and dates
- Shopping, including describing price colour, size and location
- Talking about likes and dislikes
- Talking about daily routine and leisure activities
- Cultural awareness

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the assessed coursework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCore tasks in 2 skills – reading, listening60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)60.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)40.00

The resit takes the form of a reading and writing exam

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 24/04/2018

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