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Module Title LC Japanese Language Beginners I
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26153
Module Lead
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LC Japanese Language Beginners II - (09 26154)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-70 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module is for those who will start learning Japanese from scratch. The emphasis is on the acquisition of basic grammatical knowledge for communicative competence and learning of 100 Kanji. Students will develop the passive skills (reading) as well as the active skills (writing); i.e. writing short compositions). Students will learn basic language structures and registers in depth. Students will be given the opportunity to work in a group as well as individually. The course will also aim to equip students with the ability to access the language autonomously.  
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Show understanding of basic Japanese language structures
  • . Show a firm understanding of three types of Japanese script (Hiragana, Katakana and Japanese Chinese character/Kan-ji).
  • Listen to and show detailed understanding of short examples of Japanese spoken by native speakers of Japanese and understand the gist of more extended speech.
  • Read and understand short semi-authentic texts in Japanese.
  • Read and write approximately 100 Japanese Chinese script (Kan-ji).
  • Show a good command of Japanese using three types of Japanese scripts (Hiragana, Katakana and Kan-ji).
  • Write short pieces in Japanese
Assessment 26153-07 : Writing exercise (250-300 Japanese characters) : Coursework (70%)
26153-08 : Canvas listening quiz : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One writing exercise of 250-350 Japanese characters (70%);
One Canvas listening quiz (30%)

Re-submission of failed assessment
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