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Module Title LC Japanese Language Beginners II
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26154
Module Lead Junko Ogawa
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LC Japanese Language Beginners I - (09 26153)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-70 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module will build up the knowledge acquired in Intensive Japanese Language Beginners I by developing further skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn both the formal and informal style Japanese. They will also learn further 150 Kanji. 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 two styles of Japanese: Formal Japanese and informal Japanese.
  • Listen to and understand in detail short example of Japanese spoken at a natural speed and understand the gist of more extended speech.
  • Speak with a degree of fluency about him/herself, including one’s ability, experience, desire and request. Express opinions with reasons and hypothesis.
  • Read and understand short-to-medium-length semi-authentic texts in Japanese.
  • Read and write approximately 250 Kanji, including 100 Kanji introduced in Intensive Japanese Language Beginners I.
  • Demonstrate a good command of Japanese text using three types of Japanese scripts (Hiragana, Katakana and Kan-ji).
  • Write short-to-medium-length pieces in Japanese.
Assessment 26154-02 : Recorded presentation : Presentation (60%)
26154-03 : Presentation essay (1,500-2,500 Japanese characters) : Coursework (40%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

One 4-5 minutes' recorded presentation including answering to recorded questions (60%);
One 1500-2500 Japanese characters presentation essay (40%)
Re-submission of failed assessment
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