JAPA216-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Special Topic in Japanese Language

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

JAPA216 is a second semester Japanese language course that is designed for students who know approximately 200 kanji and 1200 words and phrases. Direct entry is by placement test and discussion with the Programme Director. The course builds on all four language learning areas - reading, writing, speaking and listening. By the end of the course an additional 100 kanji and 500 words and phrases will have been mastered.

This course is for the students who have passed JAPA214 or equivalent, 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 240 kanji, and have knowledge of basic Japanese grammar and approximately 1100 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.

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 77 kanji;
 be able to understand and actively use approximately 450 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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

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

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

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

Placement test or
discussion with Programme Director.

Restrictions

JAPA153, JAPA154 and JAPA215.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 612
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture H
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
13 Sep - 19 Sep
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 A4 Lecture Theatre 18 Oct - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Alistair Swale

Tutor

Eri Kojima-Mathieson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online tasks 10% Education Perfect & Facebook
Performance checks 10% conducted in Monday session
Mini written tests 30%
Speaking tests 10% Term 3 and 4
In-term Tests 40% Term 3 and 4

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.

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 Labs 214, Logie 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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All JAPA216 Occurrences

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