JAPA326-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Advancing Japanese B

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

This course builds upon JAPA 325. Teaching will focus on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. By the end of the course students will have acquired advanced Japanese language ability and be familiar with complex socio-cultural issues in modern Japan. As well as text-based learning, there will be a focus on task and project-based learning, which will equip students better to apply their language abilities in the workforce or in postgraduate-level learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a student in this course you will acquire advanced skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

    By the end of the course students should:
  • have mastered an additional 200 – 250 kanji;
  • have mastered a range of speech levels and written styles;
  • have mastered approximately 500 new words and expressions;  
  • be able to converse on many different topics in Japanese at a level more advanced than everyday conversation;
  • have acquired considerable learner autonomy and reflective skills;
  • have acquired advanced skills and competencies readily transferrable to a variety of disciplines or postgraduate study;
  • have advanced intercultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • be work ready.

    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 cultural beliefs and values in Japan, which in turn students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their 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;
  • 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.

      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

JAPA325, or
placement test.

Restrictions

JAPA305, JAPA315

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 340
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 242
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 Online Delivery
13 Sep - 19 Sep
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 Jack Erskine 445
18 Oct - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Masayoshi Ogino

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments (4) 12%
Monday Tasks 20%
Listening Comprehension Test 5%
Quizzes 18% Quizzes (2% x 4), Education Perfect (1.5% x 6), special activity (1%)
In-term test 1 20%
In-term test 2 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Akira Miura and Naomi Hanaoka McGloin; An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese; Revised Edition; The Japan Times, 2008.

Akira Miura and Naomi Hanaoka McGloin; An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese Workbook; Revised Edition; The Japan Times, 2008.

Course links

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

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 JAPA326 Occurrences

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