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Japanese 3 Intermediate

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

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

Description

Japanese 3 Intermediate is an integrated Japanese language course, which aims to develop fundamental proficiency in four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Introduction and explanations will be provided about a wide range of elementary grammatical structures, expressions, vocabularies, “Kanji” characters (about one hundred more, in addition to those studied during Japanese 1 and 2) . Students are provided with the opportunity to practice and learn to perform orally and in writing in a culturally appropriate manner in a variety of social situations. This course will cover Lesson 16 through 20 of the “Genki” Textbook.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, students will be expected to perform sufficiently in all four skills at a basic level of proficiency, which is equivalent to A2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is a level where one can deal with common aspects of daily life (see the course syllabus provided through Blackboard for details).

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1
Writing A2
Listening B1
Speaking A2

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first four (4) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 140 hours, broken down by:

Component Estimated time
Attending classes 48 hours
Assessment hours (exams) 6 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities 88 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Online preparatory quizzes;

  • In-class grammar and writing quizzes;

  • End-of-term writing assignment;

  • End-of-term in-class oral presentation;

  • An oral exam and a written exam.

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Listening 20%
Speaking 20%
Participation 20%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Genki II, textbook and workbook

    ISBNs in syllabus

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Y. Mori MA B. Takemori

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.