- 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, Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Carol Hayes
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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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.
Weekly online quizzes & Class Participation 15%
Voiceboard Postings (Best 10 of 12) 10%
Oral Test 1: Individual Speech 15%
Oral Test 2: Group Presentation 20%
Midterm Exam 10%
Final Exam 30%
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The course requires five hours of classes per week: one hour seminar, one two hour multimedia session and two x one hour tutorials.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Oka, Mayumi et al. (2009) Tobira - Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through content and multimedia. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0
Tsutsui, Michio et al. (2012) Tobira - Grammar Power - Exercises for Mastery. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 9784874245705 C0081
Tobira Website: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/
Tobira Website Login Registration: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/register.php
TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI: 800 Basic KANJI as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese. ISBN: 978-4-87424-487-6 C0081
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1342||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|