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Japanese 1a:Language & Culture (4865.8)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages




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    This unit assumes no previous knowledge of the language. Its objectives are first, to achieve the first steps towards communicative competence in the language through the active use of its basic patterns in realistic interactive conversational situations and the use, from the start, of its unique writing system, and secondly sociocultural competence through increasing understanding of contemporary Japanese society and in particular of the way in which its language and culture are inextricably interrelated.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the unit students will be able to:

    1. initiate and respond in some basic survival situations, these include shopping, eating at restaurants, finding one's way and conducting social conversations about one's daily routine;

    2. use the present and past tense;

    3. have grasped the principles of the writing system;

    4. read and write hiragana, katakana, and some basic characters;

    5. understand some basic facts and concepts about Japanese society and culture;

    6. develop essential generic skills and attributes such as time management and self-motivated learning strategies including the ability to apply themselves to tasks consistently over extended periods of time.

    Contact Hours

    Four hours face-to-face and one hour online engagement.



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