Undergraduate Course: Japanese Language 4 (ASST10133)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The aim of the course is to promote sociocultural/sociolinguistic awareness and learning for advanced learners of Japanese to use language beyond the academic classroom. Students are expected to develop their intercultural, interpersonal and linguistic competences for professional purposes upon entering the workforce. Students will be lead to the level of Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2/N1 or Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B2/C1.
The course aims to help students to become effective communicators in 'real life' situations by encouraging them to develop the skills necessary to judge cultural/linguistic appropriateness in a given situation.
Classes cover all four skills including (1) academic and practical Japanese writing, (2) advanced Japanese language skills, and (3) research and oral/written presentation skills in Japanese.
All students will be given formative feedback exercises that will be helpful for the assessment of this course and for general academic development.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
1. Two class tests: 40% (20% each)
2. Two essays:50% (Essay 1=20%, Essay 2=30%)
3. Reporting News: 10%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Write clear, well-structured texts of complex subjects, underlining the relevant salient issues, expanding and supporting points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples, and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion
- Understand in detail a wide range of lengthy, complex texts likely to be encountered in social, professional or academic life, identifying finer points of detail including attitudes and implied as well as stated opinions
- Engage in informed discussion about key issues in Japanese social practices, culture, and language
- Appraise patterns, make predictions, and analyse similarities and differences between two languages and cultures
- Develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills for professional situations
|The course will be using a combination of original materials and realia rather than a textbook.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Inter-cultural, interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills for professional development.
|Course organiser||Dr Yoko Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)50 4228
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528