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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Japanese Language 1 (ASST07008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Japanese, designed to introduce the Japanese language and culture. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Japanese language.

All students take all elements of assessment including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Japanese Language 2 in Semester 2 (20 credits), which follows on from Foundation Japanese Language 1.
Course description The following list is a description of the contents of the course. Along with each topic and function, relevant vocabulary, grammatical and textual structures, and culture notes will be introduced.

-Japanese scripts: hiragana and katakana
-Introducing yourself and others
-Nationalities and occupations
-Talking about a nearby object and its owner
-Dates, times and numbers
-Prices, characteristics of items and shopping
-Talking about where you will go, when, how, and with whom
-Talking about numbers of things or people that exist in a particular place
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Japanese Language 1 (ASST08046) AND Japanese Language 2 (ASST08047) AND Intermediate Japanese Language (ASST08048)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs A textbook and a kana workbook
1) Japanese for Busy People I Kana version [With CD (Audio)] (Revised Third Edition), AJALT, Kodansha.
2) Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook [With CD (Audio)] (Revised Third Edition), AJALT, Kodansha.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Degree Exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)
Coursework 50% (A class test, a listening comprehension test, and class participation)
Feedback Feedback will be provided by correcting, encouraging, explaining why or how, suggesting alternatives, clarifying, discussing, or advising on where and how to improve.

Opportunities for feedback arise not only on homework and tests but also on class activities such as individual practice and pair work. It will be communicated in written or verbal or both, depending on the nature of the assignments, assessments, and activities.

Feedback on formative assessed work will be provided within 15 working days.

Students will also have a chance to discuss their feedback with their instructor during class time and via emails if they wish.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Japanese Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Japanese Language 12:00
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Degree Exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)
Coursework 50% (A class test, a listening comprehension test, and class participation)
Feedback Feedback will be provided by correcting, encouraging, explaining why or how, suggesting alternatives, clarifying, discussing, or advising on where and how to improve.

Opportunities for feedback arise not only on homework and tests but also on class activities such as individual practice and pair work. It will be communicated in written or verbal or both, depending on the nature of the assignments, assessments, and activities.

Feedback on formative assessed work will be provided within 15 working days.

Students will also have a chance to discuss their feedback with their instructor during class time and via emails if they wish.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation Japanese Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Japanese Language 12:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Speaking and listening: Exchange greetings, give his or her identity, name a number of familiar objects, shop and ask about an item, and talk about a trip very briefly if given adequate time and familiar cues.
  2. Reading and writing: Read and write a very short text in Japanese if it is written without any kanji (Chinese characters). Read and write a simple letter or postcard on a limited range of topics, such as event times and trips.
  3. Understanding cultural diversity: Recognise some aspects of Japanese culture, such as landmarks in major cities, Japanese food, and Japanese manners in business situations.
  4. Computer and IT skills: Use emails, Blackboard Learn virtual learning environment and other tools in order to communicate with classmates and teaching staff. Students will become familiar with the use of online language learning resources to enhance their self-study and continue with Japanese language learning.
  5. Personal development: Develop confidence in language learning, understanding and responding to others in appropriate situations. Students will learn to work individually as well as in pairs and small groups.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

LLC students may only take this course if it is over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

Any enquiries regarding course enrolment, groups, first meeting, and class venues for each groups, etc. should be made to the course secretary.

The First Meeting will take place in week 1 and classes start in week 2. Please see your personalised timetable for location.
KeywordsOLFJAPA1SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Yoko Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)50 4228
Email: y.m.sturt@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
Email: Helene.Thomsen@ed.ac.uk
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