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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EAST5242M Intermediate Japanese II

30 creditsClass Size: 40

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Appropriate Japanese language skills as determined by the placement test.

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST2305Intermediate Japanese 2

This module is not approved as an Elective

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 already mastered.

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Practical661.0066.00
Private study hours234.00
Total Contact hours66.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Preparation for class activities (e.g. reading texts, presentations)
Preparation for assessment

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


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
Unseen exam 2 hr 00 mins60.00
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: 13/11/2018 09:25:34

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