6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit aims to consolidate and develop students' basic linguistic skills and socio-cultural knowledge in spoken and written Japanese at an intermediate level. The focus is to develop students' interactive competence, including linguistic, socio-linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge. The unit also aims to develop students' intercultural skills and ability to conduct independent research.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Understand simple dialogues and monologues in relation to everyday situations.
- Read and find specific information in simple, everyday texts in a variety of genres and media including the internet, with some assistance.
- Interact in short and simple social exchanges or tasks (e.g. asking for advice, requesting, apologising) and express intentions, hopes, gratitude, etc. using forms practiced in class and appropriate speech styles.
- Write short essays on Japan-related topics.
- Recognise and write approx. 90 new kanji (approx. 240 in total by the end of this unit).
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of aspects related to Japanese society and culture.
- Demonstrate intercultural skills which include awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences and similarities through comparison and reflection on students' own cultures and societies
- Apply research skills to independently find relevant information about an essay topic; organise, synthesise and analyse the information and communicate it in written and oral form.
Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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