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Module Title LI Japanese Language Intermediate II
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 26156
Module Lead Junko Ogawa
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
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 will build up the knowledge acquired in Intensive Japanese Language Intermediate I by developing further skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will acquire a high level of competence in written and oral language including debating skills on less common topics. 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. The concept of Keigo (respect form and humble form) will be introduced.
You will learn further 150 Kanji throughout the course.
You will be given the opportunity to work in a group as well as individually.
The course will also aim to equip you with the ability to access the language autonomously.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • show understanding of the honorific expressions (Keigo).
  • listen to and understand in detail extended speech of Japanese spoken at a natural speed.
  • engage in conversation in a range of contexts with appropriate registers and formality.
  • deliver an oral presentation in the target language from notes.
  • read and understand long semi-authentic texts in Japanese.
  • read and write approximately 500 Kanji, including 450 Kanji introduced in Intensive Japanese Language Beginners I, Intensive Japanese Language Beginners II and Intensive Japanese Language Intermediate I.
  • write in Japanese a different range of texts in an appropriate style, register and structure.
Assessment 26156-03 : Oral-Aural Exercise : Presentation (40%)
26156-04 : 48hr Take Home Paper : Coursework (60%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 2-hour written exam (60%)
One 20-minute aural and oral assessment (40%)

Re-submission of failed assessment.

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted:
Proctored exams will be converted to take home papers (60%);
If live oral assessments are planned, then the alternative will either be recorded presentations or conducted via Zoom/Skype (40%)
Other Co-Requisite: 26155 Japanese Language Intermediate I or equivalent
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