JAPA215-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Intermediate Japanese

45 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

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 the students who have passed JAPA115 or JAPA116 (previously JAPA141/142, currently JAPA125/126) 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 145 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 four classes and one language lab per week.

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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;

    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 (Globally aware);
  • have examined cultural beliefs and values in Japan, which in turn will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than one’s own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (Biculturally competent and confident);
  • be able to comprehend the influence of global conditions on Japan and be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts
  • develop specific linguistic skills in Japanese that will enhance students’ opportunities for a successful career (Employable, innovative and enterprising);
  • 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 (Engaged with the community).
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 (19/2)
Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre (26/2-2/4, 30/4-28/5)
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Geography 602 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 005 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 526 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 340 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 315 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Geography 602 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture H
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Music 206 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Music 206 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 19:30 A4 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 27 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Alistair Swale

Lecturer

Henk de Groot

Tutor

Eri Kojima-Mathieson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online tasks (Language Perfect and Facebook) 10%
Mini written tests 30%
Speaking tests 10% Term 1 and 3
In-term tests 25% Term 1, 2 and 3
Final examination 25% University scheduled exam

Textbooks

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.

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

Additional material for homework and/or self-learning is available on the computers in the Language Lab, room 339, Jack Erskine Building. You can work there on your own when they are not booked for regular classes.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides:
http://canterbury.libguides.com/japa

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,284.00

International fee $9,563.00

* 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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