Prospectus

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Advanced Reading & Writing in Japanese 1 (60 EC)

Course 2013-2014

Admission requirements

Students admitted to MA East Asian Studies 60 ec, Japan track. ### Description & Goals

This course builds on skills that students have acquired by the time they enter the programme. Advanced level structures, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are further developed. Language activities are organized in order to develop and enhance logical thinking. The course aims to develop skills enabling students to read specialized texts, documents and materials analytically and critically. Students will also receive training in developing writing skills necessary to engage in producing texts about relatively specialized topics.

Course objectives

The textbook aims not only at helping students acquire vocabulary and sentence structures, but also learn the difference between written language (for reading) and spoken language (for listening and speaking). Students will do a presentation on a topic related to the textbook and they will be quizzed on kanji characters and vocabulary regularly.

Timetable

Check the timetable on the departmental website.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course load

Total: 280 hrs – Classes: 66 hrs (2hrs 3 times per over 12 weeks) – Text reading and class preparations: 110 hrs – Preparation for the oral presentation: 30 hrs – Preparation for the Kanji Quizzes: 20 hrs – Writing Assignments: 20 hrs – Extra activities: Japanese internet news site reading etc.: 34 hrs

Assessment

Participation element (attendance, assignments, Kanji & Vocabulary Quiz): 50%
Oral presentation: 10%
Final exams (reading & writing): 40%

Blackboard

Reading List

  1. 山本富美子(2007)『国境を越えて-本文編』改訂版 新曜社
    (ISBN:978-4-7885-1053-1)


    1. 山本富美子(2008)『国境を越えて-語彙・文法編』 新曜社
      (ISBN:978-4-7885-1055-5)
    2. 担当者作成教材 (Additional materials)

Registration

uSis ### Contact

Keiko Yoshioka: k.yoshioka@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Naomi Seki: n.seki@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Emi Yamamoto: e.yamamoto@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

The textbooks 1 & 2 are available through the following bookshops.
Local book dealer in Leiden: Van Stockum (leiden@vanstockum.nl), Breestraat 113.
Bookshop in Tokyo: Bonjinsha(凡人社)http://www.bonjinsha.com/ (online)