Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Japanese language module per semester.Students can only take one absolute beginners language module (90001) in any one academic year.This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.
This module is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese. It will develop basic communication skills in everyday situations such as meeting someone for the first time, talking about daily routine, family, shopping and telephoning. The module aims to provide students with the very basics of spoken Japanese (standard polite register) and with recognition skills of one of the Japanese scripts, Hiragana. Students will also be introduced to some aspects of Japanese culture.Please note the following enrolment information carefully; this is a reminder that taking JAP-90001 in the Spring Semester does not allow direct progression onto Japanese 2 in the same academic year. If you are a first year student, the earliest opportunity for progression to Japanese 2 will not be until February of the following year. If you are entering your second year please be aware that you cannot take Japanese 2 as credit-bearing elective in your final year.
This module is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Japanese. It aims to equip them with basic oral and written communication skills in Japanese.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3Understand familiar words, basic phrases and sentences concerning themselves and their family and friends when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4Read and write simple words and phrases in Hiragana. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks54 hours class revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework documenting student's progressThe course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1 hour unseen examinationExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer and role play or presentation.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening testListening comprehension task adapted from authentic material.