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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Japanese Language 1 (ASST07008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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.

-How to read and type 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 Beginner (ASST08059) AND Japanese Language Post Beginner (ASST08058) AND Japanese Language Pre-Intermediate (ASST08057) AND Japanese Language Lower Intermediate (ASST08060) AND Japanese Language Mid-Intermediate (ASST08069) AND Japanese Language Upper Intermediate (ASST08068)) AND Foundation Japanese Language 2 (ASST07016)
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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  121
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Regular automatically graded online tests per lesson of the textbook and an online listening comprehension and composition (typing) test (100%) (LO1-5)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of all aspects of the course. You will receive timely and detailed feedback on your formal homework assignments and course work.

You will also receive instant scores and feedback after on continuous assessments via online tests throughout semester, as well as instant feedback at their live sessions (online / on-campus).
No Exam Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  81
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Regular automatically graded online tests per lesson of the textbook and an online listening comprehension and composition (typing) test (100%) (LO1-5)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of all aspects of the course. You will receive timely and detailed feedback on your formal homework assignments and course work.

You will also receive instant scores and feedback after on continuous assessments via online tests throughout semester, as well as instant feedback at their live sessions (online / on-campus).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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. read a very short text in Japanese if it is written without any kanji (Chinese characters) such as simple letters or postcards on a limited range of topics with event times and trips, and write the same type of text electronically.
  3. recognise some aspects of Japanese culture, such as landmarks in major cities, Japanese food, and Japanese manners in business situations.
  4. be familiar with the use of online language learning resources and the virtual learning environment (VLE) to enhance their self-study and continue with Japanese language learning and master the basic writing skills of Japanese text on computer / mobile devices.
  5. develop confidence in language learning and to work both independently and in groups as a successful language learner.
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 excluding centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend 1 out of 3 tutorials.

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 organiserMs Fumiko Narumi-Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 6971
Email: F.Narumi-Munro@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Alexandra Marie Aedo Mezeul
Tel: (0131 6)50 3702
Email: alex.aedomezeul@ed.ac.uk
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