MA Japanese Studies students.
Training in the active command of written Japanese (reports, professional correspondence, creative writing, essays and so on) is pedagogically highly effective; it brings out the remaining limitations of a student’s grasp of the language at large – that is, including all four basic skills – with particular clarity. Feedback by the instructor and peer-learning are accordingly rewarding. In this course, students undertake writing assignments in Japanese, for correction in class by their fellow students and by the instructor. In addition to the above examples, assignments will include an outline and a summary of the initial hypotheses and findings of their MA thesis. This Japanese language summary will be included to the student’s thesis as a Japanese language abstract.
Writing letters and e-mails in Japanese & Honourifics
Writing an outline of MA dissertation
See description above.
Mode of instruction
Continuous assignments and final exam (letter writing).
None. Materials will be provided during the lesson.