Japanese Intermediate One (FLJ2230)
|Staff||Mrs Yumiko Moore - Lecturer|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLJ1130 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
Module aimsThe module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in Japanese broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent). This module is between A2 Basic User and B1 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written and aural texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
- 3. Communicate effectively on a broad 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 presentation on a topic pertinent to everyday occurrences in his/her field and hold a 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:
• 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 pair
• 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)
Read more at http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/flc/modules/FLJ2230/description/#H4zxRLZLpLU104PE.99
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||66||Language classes|
|Guided Independent Study||234||Private Study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|5 formative tasks covering grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension||Variable||1-8||Written and oral|
|1 in-class formative task in week 12 (during the first two timetabled hours)||1.5 hours||1-5,8||Written and oral|
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|
|Oral test||30||10-12 minutes||1, 3-6, 8||Written and oral|
|Written Exam||50||2 hours||1-5, 8||Written and oral|
|In-Class Listening Test||20||45 Minutes||1-5, 8||Written and oral|
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|
|Written Exam, Listening Test||Written Exam||1-5, 8||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral test||Oral Exam||1, 3-6, 8||Referral/deferral period|
Oral Test = 30%, Written Examination = 70%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Main course book: Japan Times, Genki 1 and 2 Text, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times, 2nd Edition
Japan Times, Genki 1 and 2 Workbook, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times, 2nd Edition
Recommended materials: Dictionary: Martin's Concise Japanese Dictionary, Charles E. Tuttle Co, or Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, Oxford University Press
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