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Advanced Japanese B (part A) (8434.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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 is designed to further extend students linguistic skills to the levels sufficient for work use. Students will read unadapted Japanese material on contemporary issues, literature including classics, and write and discuss in response to them with their peers and native Japanese speakers. Audio-visual materials and internet sources will also be introduced. Students are expected to self-study kanji in the reading materials prior to the class.The major assessment is a personal project. Students are required to complete a project in the area of their study other than Japanese, using their Japanese language skills to research. Students are required to present orally and write a project report in Japanese at the end of the project. Students are expected to achieve higher quality of written work than the undergraduate students.his unit is co-taught with the relevant undergraduate unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. By the end of this unit students will have achieved an advanced level of competence in reading and writing Japanese. As well as more advanced linguistic skills, students will gain better cultural and social understanding of Japan; develop linguistic skills sufficient to read Japanese literature; cultivate deeper understanding of modern Japan; develop the confidence and ability to read unadapted Japanese material; develop practical skills for searching necessary information using authentic sources such as Japanese websites; have practice in using their linguistic skills in professional contexts; develop the responsibility in their own work and the skill for higher level self-study. Students will have developed 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

    Three hours per week consisting of 1 lecture and 2 tutorials.


    Japanese 3 (part B) or equivalent, consult with unit convener.

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