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JAL5530 - Teaching and Learning Japanese

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Robyn Spence-Brown


Not offered in 2007


As for JAL4530 with the addition that students at fifth-year level use more sophisticated library research skills and analysis and a higher level of written presentation skills.


Be aware of a cross-section of current thinking and research on issues relevant to the teaching and learning of languages, especially Japanese as a second or foreign language.Be able to apply this knowledge to practical teaching and learning situations and problems.Develop skills in finding, reading and interpreting research articles relating to language teaching/learning.Develop abilities in academic writing, and in oral presentation. Relate prior learning in areas of applied linguistics and related disciplines to theoretical issues in language teaching and learning, and to the understanding of research in the field.


Assignment 2000 20%, Essay 4000 words 50%, Class presentation 1000 10%, Test 2 hours 20%
Fifth year students will be expected to draw on a broader and more sophisticated understanding of theories and methodologies in applied linguistics

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars and 1 x 1 tutorial) per week


Competence in Japanese, or permission of Coordinator