Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 232

Japanese Language 2B


Description

This course is a continuation of JAPANESE 231 providing more advanced grammar. By the end of the course, students will have acquired all essential grammar items and will be ready to explore more authentic materials in Stage 3. As with JAPANESE 231, this course is designed to further develop communicative use of the language in the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing 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 desires, gratitude, determination; give advice, directions; exchange opinions, 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 317 kanji.

Important information

For those of you who did not study JAPANESE 231 at the University of Auckland, you must complete a Language Ability Declaration and you will be called for an interview and a placement test. Once we have determined that this course is appropriate for your proficiency level, your concession request will be approved.

Availability 2018

Semester 2

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 232: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

JAPANESE 231 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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