Japanese Intermediate 2 (FLJ2330)
|Staff||Mrs Yumiko Moore - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLJ2215/2230 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
The module is appropriate for students who have an AO or AS (grade A-B) in the foreign language, or an A level (grade C or under) or equivalent. This module is between B1 and B2 Independent User of the Common European Framework and 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 a variety of social situations
Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, 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 an extensive range of grammatical structures of Japanese.
- 2. Read and comprehend written and aural texts of a more technical nature on both concrete and abstract topics in Japanese
- 3. Communicate confidently and spontaneously in a wide range of situations, including more specialised topics, both orally and in writing, and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects in Japanese.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise your learning with some guidance from the tutor.
- 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate your learning.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. Make a clear, prepared presentation on a general topic and take an active part in discussions, accounting for and sustaining their views.
- 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:
Writing: Kanji (150 characters)
• Grumble and Gossip, Culture Differences, Biography, Kanji (pp.260-270)
• Taking care of the restaurant, Talking about a failure or a sad experience, Looking for a Parttime Job, Kanji (pp.276-277), College Life, Ask questions using honorific expressions
• Talking about the things you are glad you have done/you haven't done
• Visiting Someone's House, Kanji (pp.283-284), Thank you Letters, Self-introduction using extra-modest expressions, Direction, Shopping, Kanji (pp.291-292), Rakugo(Comic Monologue) & Cartoons, Accidents, Making preparation for a party, Asking a favour, Burglar, Kanji (pp.298-299)
• Yakudoshi (Unlucky Ages), Preparing for a conference, Encouraging people, Education in Japan
• Kanji (pp.304-305), Diary, Talking about Childhood, Farewell, Facial Expressions
• ‘A temo B' to express ‘B, even if A'
• Adjective plus ‘suru'
• Conditional ‘ba' ‘tara' ‘to'
• Causative forms
• Causative-passive forms
• Honorific and humble expressions
• Expressing chronological order using ‘mae' and ‘- tekara'
• Expressing hearsay using the plain form of verbs/adjectives/the copula plus ‘soodesu'
• Expressing completion, regret and realization that a mistake was made using ‘te shimau'
• Expressing the lack of obligation or social expectations using ‘nakutemoii'
• Expressing the performance of two actions simultaneously using the ‘masu' stem of verbs plus ‘nagara'
• Expressing conjecture based on direct evidence using ‘mitaida'
• Expressing the fact something is easy or hard, using the stem of the verb plus ‘yasui/nikui'
• Expressing results of intentional actions, using the te-form of verbs plus ‘aru'
• Expressing presuppositions, using the plain form plus ‘hazu'
• Expressing desire, using the te-form of verb plus ‘hoshii'
• Expressing a command, using the verb stem plus ‘nasai'
• Expressing gratitude to someone, using the te-form plus ‘kurete arigatoo'
• Expressing the missed action, using the verb short negative present form plus ‘de'
• Expressing a decision, using the verb present short form plus ‘kotonisuru'
• Expressing ‘till A', using the verb present affirmative plus ‘made'
• ‘Noun A no yoona B' to express ‘a B like/similar to A'
• Passive forms
• Polite expressions
• The pattern ‘A aida ni B' to mean when the event B takes places in the middle of another event
• The stem of a verb plus ‘kata' to mean ‘how to do'
• Using the plain form plus ‘noni' to mean despite ~, although~
• Using the particle ‘ka' to make indirect questions (~ka dooka)
• Verb transitivity pairs
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 & Teaching activities||66||Language classes|
|Guided Independent Study||234||Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Japanese. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write assignments and further develop a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)||Variable||1-8||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|
|In Class Test||20||1.5 Hours||1-5, 8||Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.|
|Listening Test||15||45 Minutes||1-5, 8||Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.|
|Oral test||25||Approx. 10 minutes.||1,3-6, 8||Written Feedback Sheet|
|Written Exam||40||1.5 Hours||1-5, 8||Written Feedback (upon request)|
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, Listening test, Written exam||Written Exam||1-5, 8||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral test||Oral test||1,3-6, 8||Referral/deferral period|
Oral Test 25%, Written Exam 75%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Main course book:
Japan Times, Genki 2 Text, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times, 2nd Edition
Japan Times, Genki 2 Workbook, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times, 2nd Edition
Martin's Concise Japanese Dictionary, Charles E. Tuttle Co, or Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, Oxford University Press
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Japanese Intermediate Two