JAPN 2202 - Japanese IIB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code JAPN 2202 Course Japanese IIB Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites JAPN 2001 or JAPN 2201 Incompatible JAPN 2002 Course Description Japanese IIB course continues instruction and practice in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, while further enhancing the knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and kanji at the lower elementary level. To complete the lower elementary grammar, vocabulary and kanji in this course, increased emphasis is placed on developing students' communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese to further consolidate a solid foundation at the lower elementary level. The aims of the course are:
i) to enhance and complete the lower elementary grammar;
ii) to expand knowledge and use of vocabulary in both conversational and written contexts;
iii) to develop communication skills/strategies;
iv) to become familiar with new kanji characters and their combinations;
v) to become efficient and independent language learners.
Entry criteria for students with Year 12 SACE grades can be found at: https://arts.adelaide.edu.au/asian/study/language/
Course Coordinator: Dr Shoko Yoneyama
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Acquire knowledge and use of Japanese grammar, vocabulary and kanji characters developed at a lower elementary level. 2 Improve Japanese communication skills and strategies developed at a lower elementary level in both written and conversational contexts. 3 Develop basic skills to locate, evaluate and use online resources for studying Japanese language independently. 4 Practise time management skills following strict timelines for regular practice and continuous assessments. 5 Develop interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with peers through communication in both Japanese and English. 6 Be more aware of different ways of seeing the world through Japanese language learning. 7 Be more aware of cultural respect, differences and diversity and will have more knowledge and understanding of the issues involving intercultural communication.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 2, 3
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
3, 4, 5, 6
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
4, 5, 6, 7
1) Minna no Nihongo I: (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1998 Second edition)
2) Minna no Nihongo I: Translation & Grammatical Notes (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1998 Second edition)
3) Minna no Nihongo I: Kanji II (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2000 Second edition)
4) Minna no Nihongo I: Hyoojun-mondai-shuu (Exercises) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1999 Second edition)
5) Minna no Nihongo I: Kaite oboeru bunkei renshu cho (Sentence pattern workbook) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2000 Second edition)
6) Minna no Nihongo I: Shokyu de yomeru topic 25 (Reading Comprehension) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2000 Second edition)
1) Minna no Nihongo II: (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1998 Second edition)
2) Minna no Nihongo II: Translation & Grammatical Notes (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1998 Second edition)
3) Minna no Nihongo II: Kanji II (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2001 Second edition)
4) Minna no Nihongo II: Hyoojun-mondai-shuu (Exercises) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 1999 Second edition)
5) Minna no Nihongo II: Kaite oboeru bunkei renshu cho (Sentence pattern workbook) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2001 Second edition)
6) Minna no Nihongo II: Shokyu de yomeru topic 25 (Reading Comprehension) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2001 Second edition)
Recommended ResourcesAt this lower elementary level, a dictionary is not an essential item since the vocabulary and kanji that students need to learn are listed in Translation & Grammatical Notes and the Kanji book. There may be cases, however, when students feel the need to look elsewhere for other words and grammatical points for the assignments and their independent study. The following reference books are useful for study outside classroom at this course level.
Essential Kanji – 2,000 basic Japanese characters, 1987, O’Neill, P.G., New York: Weatherhill.
A Dictionary of Elementary Japanese Grammar, 1995, Makino, S. & Tsutsumi, M., Tokyo: Japan Times.
In addition, many useful online Japanese-learning sites, including online dictionary/translation sites are also available on the Internet – a list of useful Japanese learning web-links can be found under the ‘external web links’ tab on MyUni.
Online LearningThe couse will utilise several online learning resources via the MyUni platform and students will be given a practical session using such resources.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents have 4 contact hours per week in this course: 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial.
In the lecture, we will introduce new grammar points whilst enabling students to practise such grammar points in pairs and/or in small groups. This is followed by conversation video viewing, dictation skills and listening comprehension practice. In the tutorial, students wil consolidate the knowledge and skills introduced in the lecture through oral/aural practice. The tutorial class will also introduce new kanji characters for each chapter through reading and writing materials.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 2-hour lecture per week 24 hours per week 1 x 2-hour tutorial per week 24 hours per week 3 hours - learning new Kanji and vocabulary per week 36 hours per week 3 hours - completing grammar exercises in the textbooks per week 36 hours per week 1 hour - language practice using audio materials and online learning resources per week 12 hours per week 2 hours - review, preview and test/assignment preparation per week 24 hours per week TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
The schedule may be subject to change.
Schedule Week 1 Lesson 22 Week 2 Lesson 23 Week 3 Lesson 24 Week 4 Lesson 25 Week 5 Lesson 26 Week 6 Review & Test 1 Week 7 Lesson 27 Week 8 Lesson 28 Week 9 Lesson 29 Week 10 Lesson 30 Week 11 Review Week 12 Listening & Oral Examination
Specific Course RequirementsSuccess in foreign language learning is a cumulative process and does require regular practice to consolidate your knowledge and to develop your language skills via face-to-face interactions. Therefore, it is naturally expected that you attend all classes (4 hours/week) and participate in a variety of language learning activities in class.
Students are also strongly encouraged to use audio-visual materials available in the computer rooms (Napier 106 & 107) and online learning tools and resources available on MyUni.
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Test 1 (including listening) Formative and summative 25% 1,2,4,6,7 Test 2 (including listening) Formative and summative 25% 1,2,4,6,7 Oral Examination Summative 10% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Written Examination Summative 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Assessment DetailTest 1: Comprehensive review test for Lessons 22-24.
Test 2: Comprehensive review test for Lessons 22-28.
Oral Examination: Students are required to speak about a given topic/s in Japanese.
Written Examination: Final written examination assesses students' knowledge and use of kanji characters, vocabulary and grammar, as well as reading comprehension and writing abilities to cover the content up to Lesson 30.
SubmissionStudents must submit their assignments electronically through MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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