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Japanese 3 (Upper-)Intermediate

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2014-2015

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passes Japanese 1 Beginners and Japanese 2 Pre-intermediate.

Description

Japanese 3 is the level where one can communicate almost all daily situations in Japanese. In other words, this is the stage where the students learn how to communicate efficiently in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
Learning how to communicate by studying Grammar and phrases, we focus on the culture and society where Japanese is spoken and that is “Japan”.

Course objectives

By the end of the 3rd semester of Japanese, a student can:
1. deal with most situations likely to arise whils travelling in an area where Japanese is spoken.
2. participate in short conversations in routine contexts on topics of interest.
3. ask for or give simple information to a friend about the culture and customs of one another’s countries or regions, such as how to greet people and meal etiquette.
4. participate in short conversations in routine contexts on topics of interest.
5. ask for or give simple information to a friend about the culture and customs of one another’s countries or regions, such as how to greet people and meal etiquette.
6. write very brief reports to a standard conventionalised format, which pass on routine factual information and state reasons for actions.
7. narrate to a friend about events relating to or impressions of intercultural experiences
8. make a well-organized, simple presentation about, for example, environmental issues in one’s country, and respond to anticipated questions in an international gathering or other events, if one has prepared beforehand

The course aims at the A2/B1 level of the Common European Framework.

Timetable

The timetable will be available on the BA International Studies website this autumn.

Mode of instruction

Two two hour tutorials every week

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Course Load

Total course load: 140 hours (5 EC)
Attending classes: 48 hrs (4 hours per week x 12 weeks)
Preparing classes, exams and extra activities: 92 hrs

Assessment method

Use of the target language to communicate with correct pronunciation, vocabulary items and grammar In-class oral performance: 40% Twice/semester Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar, Written exam and quiz 40% Use of the target language to write with suitable vocabulary items and grammar Writing assignments 20% 2 times The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:

  • Reading and writing;

  • Written dialogue;

  • Vocabulary and grammar.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrollment in uSis
Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

1) Genki Textbook I & II [Second Edition], The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1440-3 & 978-4-7890-1443-4
2) Genki Workbook I & II [Second Edition], The Japan Times, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1441-0 & 978-4-7890-1444-1
Genki website: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/index_en
Local bookstore: van Stockum (http://www.vanstockum.nl/)
The Japan Times book club: http://bookclub.japantimes.co.jp/en/index.jsp

Registration

Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

K. Khosla, email k.khosla@hum.leidenuniv.nl