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Module Title LI Japanese Language Intermediate I
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26155
Module Lead Junko Ogawa
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LI Japanese Language Intermediate II - (09 26156)
Restrictions See BAML programme specifications for prohibited language combinations.
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-60 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module is aimed to the Intermediate level learner and will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired at Intensive Japanese Language Beginner II or equivalent. Receptive and productive skills will be developed within a range of contexts in the target language by the use of semi-authentic materials, text and practice books, etc. Structured language will be taught in the context of situations and personalised topics and you will begin to cope with a variety of less predictable real life situations.Students will practise spoken Japanese, and receive formative feedback, as they build up to the oral exam at the end of the year (formally assessed as part of Intermediate II).
Students will learn further 200 Kanji throughout the course.
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 show detailed understanding of medium-length examples of Japanese spoken at a natural speed and understand the gist of more extended speech.
  • read and understand medium-to-long-length semi-authentic texts in Japanese.
  • read and write approximately 450 Kanji, including 250 Kanji introduced in Intensive Japanese Language Beginners I and Intensive Japanese Language Beginners II.
  • write pieces of increasing length and complexity./li>
Assessment 26155-05 : 1hr 50 min Assessment, listening, grammar, reading : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
One 1 hour and 50 minutes’ written assessment comprising listening, grammar, reading and writing (100%)

Re-submission of failed assessment.

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted: Proctored exams will be converted to take home papers (100%)
Other Pre-Requisite: Japanese Language Beginners II or equivalent
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