This course aims to extend students' understanding of Japanese language beyond that which is normally achieved by completing JAPA305 alone. Proficiency in the use of language appropriate to a variety of situations and materials, such as understanding media material, is enhanced in a way that will be of practical value in their future careers.
This second semester course is aimed at those who are engaging in higher intermediate level Japanese study and who wish to widen their vocabulary and improve their comprehension of every day modern spoken Japanese. It also provides a useful means of language maintenance for those who have already attained a high standard in Japanese, and will assist students to prepare for advanced levels of tests such as the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
During the course students will have the chance to work in teams to create their own short video in Japanese. Many aspects of the production, from initial planning through to script writing and shooting, will be conducted in Japanese and form part of the final assessment.
Students in this course will improve their skills in understanding spoken Japanese and increase substantially their active and passive vocabulary. By the end of the course, students' listening comprehension should reach a high intermediate / early advanced level, whereby they can listen to the radio or watch TV news and documentaries of general, topical and current interest, including those with high intellectual content, and comprehend accurately a substantial amount. The course will also enhance students' understanding of Japanese culture, current affairs and general knowledge through exposure to a range of AV materials selected for their linguistic and academic content.
Conversely, previous knowledge of Japan and Japanese issues that students bring to the course, in addition to their linguistic competence, will enhance their aural comprehension - these are interrelated factors that come into play in any situation demanding translating and interpreting skills.
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
For further information see
School of Languages and Cultures.
All JAPA307 Occurrences
Semester Two 2012