- Module description
Japanese Intermediate One (FLJ2215)
|Staff||Mrs Fumiko Gormley - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLJ1130 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 12 weeks; Term 2: 12 weeks;|
The module aims to:
- Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
- Further develop active and passive language skills and productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
- Deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
- 3. Communicate effectively on a limited range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with guidance from the tutor.
- 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. Make a brief presentation on a topic which is familiar or of personal interest and hold a short conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgements
- 7. Work productively with others as part of a team, within a set structure
- 8. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.
The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers the following grammar / topics: Students taking 15 credits will cover some of the following: Main Grammar Kanji (139 characters) Adjective/Noun plus no' particle, Adjective plus naru', Conditional ba', nara', tara' and to' Comparisons, Doing and asking favours using the te-form of the verb plus ageru/kureru/morau' Uncertainty using -de shoo' and kamoshirenai' Intention and plans using the volitional form of the verb plus -to omou', or the plain present form of the verb plus tumori' Chronological order using mae' and -tekara' Occasion using toki'Expressing reasons using the plain form of verbs and adjectives plus n desu' and node' Hearsay using the plain form of verbs/adjectives/the copula plus soodesu' Desire using hoshii' and verb stem plus tai' and tagaru' Excessiveness using the stem of the verb or adjective plus sugiru' Limited degree using shika' negative Preparation using the te-form of verbs plus oku' Completion, regret and realization that a mistake was made using te shimau' Obligations and social expectations, the negative stem plus nakucha ikenai' Lack of obligation or social expectations using nakutemoii' Two actions simultaneously using the masu'-stem of verbs plus nagara' Conjecture based on direct evidence using mitaida' Talking about past experiences using verb ta kotoga aru' Trying something using te-form of verbs plus miru' Using noun-modifying clauses in the past and present Listing actions and states using plain format shi'; implying a reason using the plain form shi' Listing representative activities using verb tari' and verb tari suru' Making inferences based on direct observations using the stem of verbs and adjectives plus sooda' Giving suggestions using tara doodesuka' and hooga iidesu' Particles de', mo' and ya' Potential verbs Verb volitional forms Verb transitivity pairs Main Topics Students taking 15 credits will cover some of the following: Favourite Food/Places/Music, Making a weekly plan, Winter Vacation Plans, Japanese Folktale Kanji (pp.298-299), Dream for the future, After the Vacation, Kanji (pp.304-305), Looking for Friends, Feeling Ill, Visiting a Doctor's office, Health and Illness, Tanabata Festival, Kanji (pp.310-311), Talking about what you can do/ you cannot do, Looking for a Part-time Job Interesting Experiences in Japan, Kanji (pp.244-245), Special Days in Japan/in Other Countries Valentine's Day, Counters, Personal Advice Column, Kanji (pp.251-252), Making a Trip Plan A Trip to Nagano, At the Hotel, My Favourite Place, Kanji (pp.256-257) Talking about a Good Experience, Lost and Found, Japanese Cartoon (Doraemon), Kanji (pp.263-264)
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||128||Preparation and self study|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In-Class Test||25||1hr 30||1-5,8||written|
|Oral Test||25||7-8 minutes||1,3-6,8||written|
|Written Examination||50||1hr 30||1-6, 8||written|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|In-Class Test||In-Class Test||1-5,8||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral Test||Oral Test||1,3-6,8||Referral/deferral period|
|Written Examination||Written Examination||1-6, 8||Referral/deferral period|
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Japan Times, Genki 2 Text, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times,1999 and Japan Times, Genki 2 Workbook, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times, 1999
Recommended materials: Dictionary: Martin's Concise Japanese Dictionary, Charles E. Tuttle Co, or Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, Oxford University Press
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