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JAPA231 Intermediate Japanese

A continuation of JAPA 132, developing intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and in the grammatical analysis of Japanese.

The goal of this paper is the simultaneous development of all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the intermediate level of competence. You will continuously expand your vocabulary, grammar and knowledge of essential kanji characters in order to establish a solid foundation in your literacy skills. In the classroom, the focus is on enhancing your oral proficiency through extensive use of the spoken language. By the end of the paper, you will learn how to express yourself in a culturally appropriate manner while handling various interactions with people. You will also deepen your understanding of Japanese society through the introduction of a variety of visual and literary information about its culture and people.

Paper title Intermediate Japanese
Paper code JAPA231
Subject Japanese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2017 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
JAPA 132 or JAPA 112.

If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email languages@otago.ac.nz for assistance.
Restriction
JAPA 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Suitable for students who have completed 4-5 years of Japanese language study at secondary school.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Yuko Shibata
Teaching Arrangements
3 hours of lectures per week plus one tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Genki II second edition, by Eri Banno and others, 2011
Tobira: gateway to advanced Japanese, by Mayumi Oka and others, 2009
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
To pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, level N4 (or N3)

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
T2 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22