Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 231

Japanese Language 2A


Description

This course is for those who have passed JAPANESE 131 or who have achieved at least 16 points in Level 3 NCEA Japanese (or equivalent) - see First time enrolment in language courses for more detail. The course aims to further develop the basic proficiency in modern Japanese necessary to communicate in everyday-life situations. As with JAPANESE 131, this course provides a range of exercises and activities to develop communicative use of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in various situations as well as strategies to enhance and support these skills. The prescribed textbook can be obtained from the University Bookshop. Students must attend the plenary lecture plus streamed classes.

Objectives

The purpose of the course is to consolidate understanding of Japanese grammar while further developing communicative skills. Classroom activities and homework assignments are designed to help students achieve a practical command of the language. At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Express their intentions, desires, determinations; make a polite request, an apology, a suggestion, etc.
  • Listen and understand dialogues and passages on various topics.
  • Read and comprehend written passages on various topics.
  • Write short essays on a selected topic using up to 224 kanji.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s)  Chako Amano

Reading/Texts

Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2nd Edition (textbook and workbook)

Assessment

60% coursework + 40% exam

Points

JAPANESE 231: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

JAPANESE 131 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restrictions

JAPANESE 230, 239. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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