- Code JPNS2013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Japanese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Yuki Itani-Adams
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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Spoken Japanese 4 is a higher intermediate Japanese language course which continues on from Spoken Japanese 3 aiming to continue to improve student command of modern spoken Japanese, and to encouraging them to step beyond the intermediate levels to a more advanced stage as we begin to explore how best to engage with ‘real’ Japanese media—even when you cannot understand everything—taken from TV and film.
The textbook themes studied are ‘Life and Career’, ‘Communication and Media’ and ‘Nature and Culture’. During the last five weeks of term we progress beyond the textbook and explore a number of issues confronting contemporary Japan. The issues include ‘Whaling’, ‘Environmental Issues’, ‘Youth culture in Japan: education, bullying’, ‘Digital Japan’ and ‘Family in contemporary Japan’. The course requires five hours of classes per week: two hours of lectures, two hours of tutorials and one hour of Language Lab.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
a) develop the linguistic skills—both grammatical and communicative—to move from an intermediate level of Japanese towards an advanced level of understanding.
b) develop the listening and oral skills you need to understand and participate in everyday conversation in Japanese and will also progress to more sophisticated discussion involving opinions and abstract ideas.
c) develop the language learning strategies needed to engage with ‘real’ media
d) learn and reflect on a variety of socio-cultural information useful to intermediate/advanced learners of Japanese.
Mid-Semester Exam (Written + LL) 15%
Final Exam (Written + LL) 30%
Oral Test 1: Individual Speech 20%
Oral Test 2: Group Presentation 25%
Homework Assignments 5%
Workbook Worksheet Completion/Attendance 5%
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Five hours per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tohsaku Yasu-Hiko, Yookoso: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko, Workbook / Laboratory Manual to accompany Yookoso : Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006
NHK News & Documentary Video material (Provided)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6811||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|