JAPN 3202 - Japanese IIIB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code JAPN 3202 Course Japanese IIIB Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites JAPN 3201 Incompatible JAPN 3002 Course Description Japanese IIIB completes the higher elementary grammar and further extends students' knowledge of vocabulary and Kanji, in order to progress to the intermediate level. Through instruction and practice in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, increased emphasis is placed on enhancing students' communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese to further consolidate a solid foundation at the higher elementary level. The aims of the course are: i) to complete the higher elementary grammar and to enhance the knowledge in advance usages of various grammatical combinations; ii) to expand knowledge and use of vocabulary in both conversational and written contexts; iii) to develop communication skills/strategies; iv) to develop reading and writing skills using a substantial number of characters and their combinations; v) to become efficient and independent language learners.
Course Coordinator: Ms Kayoko Enomoto
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 higher elementary level. 2 Improve Japanese communication skills and strategies developed at a higher 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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3,4,5,6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
6,7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1. Minna no Nihongo II:Honsatsu (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
2. Minna no Nihongo II:Translation & Grammatical Notes (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
3. Minna no Nihongo II:Kanji (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
4. Minna no Nihongo II:Hyoojun-mondai-shuu (Exercises) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
5. Minna no Nihongo II:Kaite Oboeru Bunkei Renshucho(Sentence Pattern Workbook I) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
6. Minna no Nihongo II:Shokyu de Yomeru Topikku 25 (Reading Comprehension) (Tokyo: 3A Corporation, 2nd edition)
Recommended ResourcesMany useful online Japanese-learning sites, including online dictionary/translation sites are available on the Web – a list of useful web-links can be found under the ‘external web links’ tab on MyUni. The following dictionaries or similar are also useful for learning kanji, preparing for the written test and oral/aural assessments:
Essential Kanji- 2,000 basic Japanese characters, 1987, O’Neil, P.G., New York: Weatherhill
New Collegiate Japanese English Dictionary (Kenkyusha)
The New Crown English Japanese Dictionary (Sanseido)
A Dictionary of Elementary Japanese Grammar, 1995, Makino, S & Tsutsumi, M, Tokyo: Japan Times
Online LearningThe couse will utilise various online learning resources via the MyUni platform.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesJAPN3202 has 1 hour online lecture and 2 hour face-to-face tutorial. Online lectures are pre-recorded and delivered asynchronously via MyUni. Students will be sent a MyUni announcement every week, notifyingthem of when they should view the pre-recorded lecture via MyUni.
In the online lecture, we will introduce new grammar points whilst enabling students to practise such grammar points with translation exercises at checkpoints. In the face-to-face tutorial, students wil consolidate the knowledge and skills introduced in the lecture through oral/aural practice.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1-hour online lecture per week 12 hours per semester 1 x 2-hour face-to-face tutorial per week 24 hours per semester 3 hours per week - learning new Kanji and vocabulary 36 hours per semester 3 hours per week - completing grammar exercises in the textbooks 36 hours per semester 1 hour per week - language practice using audio materials and online learning resources 12 hours per semester 3 hours per week - all items in weekly homework emails, review, preview and test/assignment preparation 36 hours per semester Total 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Chapter 39 Week 2 Chapter 40 Week 3 Chapter 41 Week 4 Chapter 42 Week 5 Test 1 Week 6 Chapter 43 Week 7 Chapter 44 Week 8 Chapter 45 Week 9 Test 2 Week 10 Chapter 46 Week 11 Listening Test Week 12 Final Test
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 tutorial classes and participate in a variety of language learning activities in class. Students are also strongly encouraged to use audio-visual materials and online learning tools and resources available on MyUni.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThrough various language learning activities in the tutorial classes, students will develop their intercultural competence, communication skills practice and teamwork in small groups.
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Test 1 Formative and Summative 20% 1-7 Test 2 Formative and Summative 25% 1-7 Oral Assessment/s Formative and Summative 15% 1-7 Listening Test Summative 10% 1-7 Final Test Summative 30% 1-7
Assessment DetailTest 1: assesses students' knowledge and use of kanji characters, vocabulary and grammar covered up to Chpater 41 - 20% weighting.
Test 2: assesses students' knowledge and use of kanji characters, vocabulary and grammar covered up to Chapter 43 - 25% weighting.
Oral Assessment/s: Students are required to answer questions in Japanese and/or speak about a given topic/s in Japanese - 15% weighting in total. - 15% weighting in total.
Listening Test: Listening test assesses students' translation and listening comprehension skills in relation to the course content covered up to Chapter 43 - 10% weighting.
Final Test: assesses students' knowledge and use of kanji characters, vocabulary and grammar covered up to Chapter 46 - 30% weighting.
SubmissionStudents must submit their assignments electronically through Turnitin as appropriate.
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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