JAPA126-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Elementary Japanese B

30 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course follows on from JAPA 125 or JAPA 127, and is the entry point for students with NCEA level 2 Japanese or equivalent. Teaching will focus on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand and actively use a wide range of basic modern Japanese grammar and vocabulary, and approximately 120 kanji characters and be familiar with a range of key cultural aspects.

Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening), which will become the foundation for developing strategies and skills needed to interact in Japanese.  By the end of the course students should:

  • be able to understand and actively use approximately 800 Japanese words and phrases;
  • be able to actively apply basic Japanese grammar and expressions used in simple everyday situations (e.g., greetings, shopping, telling the time and ordering at a restaurant);
  • be able to read and write the kana syllabaries (hiragana and katakana);
  • be able to read and write approximately 150 kanji characters;
  • have further developed learner autonomy and reflective skills;
  • have acquired more skills and competencies transferrable to a variety of disciplines;
  • have further increased their intercultural awareness and sensitivity.

    Also, students will
  • develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
  • have examined some of the basic social norms and values in Japan, which in turn will enable students to develop a better understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. They should therefore be better able to comprehend the influence of global conditions on Japan and be more competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts;
  • develop specific linguistic skills in Japanese that will enhance students’ opportunities for a successful career;
  • have had multiple opportunities to engage with members of the wider Community of Practice and Learning Community, and have reflected on their own role and performance within those communities.

    (Image by Masayoshi Ogino.)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

NCEA Level 2 Japanese with at least 12 credits (but not NCEA Level 3) or JAPA 141 or JAPA125 or JAPA127 or with approval of the Programme Director.

Restrictions

JAPA142, JAPA115, JAPA116

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 A6 Lecture Theatre (24/7, 16/10)
Jack Erskine 441 (17/7, 31/7-21/8, 11/9-9/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 A6 Lecture Theatre (24/7)
Jack Erskine 441 (17/7, 31/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 446 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 446 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 17:00 - 18:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 17:00 - 18:30 A6 Lecture Theatre 15 Oct - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Masayoshi Ogino

Tutor

Eri Kojima-Mathieson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
In-class quizzes & tests 19%
Homework, assignment tasks & participation in special activities 20%
Speaking assessments 11%
Listening comprehension test 5%
Interm test 1 20%
Interm test 2 25%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Banno, Eri; Shokyū Nihongo Genki = An integrated course in elementary Japanese Genki; Dai 2-han =; The Japan Times, 2011.

Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda et al; Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook 1; 2nd edition; Japan Times/Tsai Fong Books, 2011.

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The Course Outline is available for enrolled students on LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,493.00

International fee $6,075.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All JAPA126 Occurrences

  • JAPA126-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018