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.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
or permission of the unit coordinator
The unit provides advanced students of the Japanese language with theoretical and practical knowledge of the socio-cultural and communicative challenges in workplaces where the Japanese language is used, and the strategies employed to tackle those challenges. The unit addresses a variety of real-life professional settings and roles, including working in a Japanese organisation, using Japanese with clients and collaborators, and functioning as a linguistic and cultural intermediary. Students will extend their existing language skills in various modes of face-to-face and electronic communication, and engage with key ideas regarding organisations and interpersonal relationships in and around Japan.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
- Comprehend a variety of spoken and written texts used routinely in Japanese-language workplaces
- Use spoken and written Japanese appropriate to professional contact situations, and appreciate how non-native speaker identity is constructed and negotiated in such situations
- Employ strategies for mediating interactions involving the use of both Japanese and English languages
- Apply a range of disciplinary approaches to understanding business institutions and organisations in a Japanese context
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and terms used to describe and discuss Japanese approaches to work and professional interaction
- Read critically and engage with existing research, with the potential to facilitate life-long learning.
- Demonstrate independent research skills including enquiry techniques, critical thinking, and skills of oral and written communication.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
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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