JAPA215-18W (C) Whole Year 2018

Intermediate Japanese

45 points
19 Feb 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course builds upon the 100-level elementary language courses. By the end of the course students will have acquired a knowledge of intermediate level Japanese grammar and will also have learned approximately 400 kanji and approximately 2500 words and phrases.

This course is for students who have passed JAPA115 or JAPA116 (previously JAPA142 or JAPA101) or equivalent, Bursary Japanese, or NCEA Level 3, or who have gained direct entry through a placement test. You should be able to read and write all the Hiragana and Katakana characters as well as at least 150 kanji, and have knowledge of basic Japanese grammar and approximately 800 words and phrases.

The course aims to cultivate skills in all four areas of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and the texts used are especially designed to develop each of these areas. The course combines traditional instruction with communication-oriented interaction and oral/audio visual exercises in the language laboratory. There are five contact hours per week, with four hours of classroom teaching and one hour in the language lab, which are all mandatory, therefore students are expected to attend them every week. Classroom work is supported by additional on-line resources.

Expectations:
Students in this course are expected to attend class every day (five classes a week) including a language lab session.

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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 learning a foreign language 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.
    By the end of the course students should:

  • be able to read and write an additional 172 kanji;
  • be able to understand and actively use approximately 900 Japanese words and phrases;
  • be able to actively apply further basic grammar and expressions that enable you to communicate in a more sophisticated manner;
  • have mastered written Japanese that enables you to read and write increasingly complex text;
  • have developed learner autonomy and reflective skills;
  • have acquired skills and competencies transferrable to a variety of disciplines;
  • have some intercultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • have examined cultural beliefs and values in Japan, which in turn will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than your own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand;
  • be able to comprehend the influence of global conditions on Japan and be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts;
  • have developed specific linguistic skills in Japanese that will enhance your 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 your own role and performance within those communities.
    • 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

JAPA126 or JAPA115 or JAPA116 or JAPA142 or JAPA101 or NCEA Level 3 Japanese with at least 12 credits or equivalent or with approval of the Programme Director. RP: Students should be able to read and write all of the katakana and hiragana script as well as at least 150 kanji and have knowledge of basic Japanese grammar and approximately 800 words and phrases.

Restrictions

JAPA151, JAPA152, JAPA153, JAPA154, JAPA105, JAPA201

Recommended Preparation

Students should be able to read and write all of the katakana and hiragana script as well as at least 150 kanji and have knowledge of basic Japanese grammar and approximately 800 words and phrases.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
30 Apr - 3 Jun
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A5 Lecture Theatre (21/2-28/3)
Ernest Rutherford 460 (2/5-30/5)
19 Feb - 1 Apr
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Kirkwood KE05 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 (16/3-23/3, 27/4-1/6)
Kirkwood KE06 (23/2-9/3)
19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235 19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 445 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture H
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
02 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 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 Thursday 17:00 - 18:30 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 26 Mar - 1 Apr
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 17:00 - 18:30 A6 Lecture Theatre 28 May - 3 Jun
Test C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 17:00 - 18:30 A5 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henk de Groot

Tutor

Eri Kojima-Mathieson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework, assignments and online tasks 23%
Online quizzes and mini written tests 13%
Speaking tests 10% Term 1, 2, 3, 4
In-term tests 27% Term 1, 2, 3
Final examination 27%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda et al; An Integrated Course in Japanese, GENKI II; 2nd edition; Japan Times, 2011.

Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda et al; An Integrated Course in Japanese, GENKI II Workbook; 2nd edition; Japan Times, 2011.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,239.00

International fee $9,113.00

* 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.

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