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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Japanese 4 Oral (ASST10121)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryRegular practice in spoken Japanese for formal/semi-formal situations, including speech-making, oral presentation skills and business Japanese.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students' general academic development.
Course description This course will enable students to apply appropriately the knowledge and oral communication skills acquired during their year abroad in Japan to a wide variety of situations, at a level equivalent to Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 or Common European Framework of Reference for languages B2/C1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Normally passes in courses equivalent to Japanese Year Abroad 3 and Japanese Language 3. Admission to the course is to be determined at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 80 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework Assignments: 20%
Oral Tests: 80%
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 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. use the language to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively on a wide range of topics (e.g. academic, vocational, or general) in various situations.
  2. have a conversation with a native speaker spontaneously and confidently, adopting a level of formality appropriate to the circumstances.
  3. give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects, and presentations with relevant supporting details from various resources (e.g. video, audio and written resources such as TV programmes, newspapers, and online materials).
  4. keep up with an animated discussion or debate, by expressing their own ideas and opinions, as well as accurately identifying arguments supporting and opposing points of view, and present and respond to complex lines of argument convincingly.
Reading List
No reading list or bibliography for this course as it is for improving the students' oral skills. Some supporting materials will be provided in class.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Personal and intellectual autonomy: Self-awareness and reflection; independent learning and development; creative and inventive thinking, knowledge integration and application

Personal effectiveness: Planning, organising and time management; team working; assertiveness and confidence; flexibility.

Communication: Interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication, presentation.
KeywordsAS Japan Oral
Course organiserMs Fumiko Narumi-Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 6971
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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