JPN4210 : Level C (HE Advanced) Japanese - Exchange Semester 2
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Ms Etsuko Suda
- Lecturer: Dr Michael Tsang
- Other Staff: Ms Harumi Cavanagh
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module provides students with upper intermediate/advanced language competence to cope with the linguistic demands of real life in general. Students will build upon the achievements made during the year abroad in Japan, increasing their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures at intermediate and post-intermediate levels. They will be able to read a wide range of un-edited materials (e.g., literary works, newspapers, essays, magazines, etc.) dealing with a variety of topics and to understand a wide range of spoken Japanese (e.g., news, TV dramas, etc.).
The aims of the module are:
1) To provide students with sufficient language competence to cope with the linguistic demands of real life in general.
(2) To develop an appropriate level of inter-cultural sensitivity in students, enabling successful interpersonal communication in a range of different situations.
(3) To continue to provide students with the necessary skills to become better language learners.
Outline Of Syllabus
In each week there are six contact hours which incorporates activities such as: reading, grammar
Listening, writing, conversation, translation, oral presentation.
Please note that a detailed syllabus can be found in the module handbook.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||72||1:00||72:00||1hrX6 weeksX12 weeks = 72hrs semesters. In class tests (Approx. 4:00)|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||128:00||128:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Intermediate and post-intermediate grammatcial structures and vocabulary are introduced and practised using a task-based comminicative approach. In order to make sure that 134 hours of private guided study does take place, each contact hour is followed up by homework assignments relationg to what has been introduced and/or practised during the contact hour.
This module is taught and assessed in English and Japanese
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||50||Unseen written examination containing: Kanji, grammar tasks, translation, reading comprehension, writing composition|
|Aural Examination||50||2||A||15||Multiple choice questions, dictation|
|Oral Examination||15||2||A||15||1) Read short paragraph out loud. 2)Speech followed by Q & A|
|Portfolio||2||M||20||Includes tasks such as in-class tests, essay writing and oral presentations.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Regular kanji tests are necessary in order to allow students to acquire graduate improvement. It also gives students the possibility to receive constant feedback on their performance.
The portfolio of written coursework provides motivation for independent learning and allows students to monitor their progress. The formal written examination, oral and aural examinations provide a summary assessment.
Knowledge of grammatical structures, vocabulary, and kanji are assessed in all assessed work (tests, continuous assessment and formal examination).
Writing skills are assessed in continuous assessment and formal examination.
Listening skills are assessed in formal examination.
Speaking skills are assessed in formal examination.
Reading skills are assessed by continuous assessment and formal written exam.
There is a homework submission requirement of at least 70%.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk