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    A continuation of JAPA231. Develops communication skills in professional and business-related Japanese language, with equal emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and training in the cultural protocols involved in conducting business and professional activities in Japan.

    The goal of this paper is the simultaneous development of all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) at a higher level than JAPA 231, with an emphasis on professional and business-related Japanese language. By the end of the paper, you will learn how to express yourself in a culturally appropriate manner in various socio-cultural and business environments. 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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Business and Professional Japanese
    Subject Japanese
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    JAPA 231
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    A short interview or placement test will be held during Course Approval in order to place students in the paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language. 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 for assistance.
    Teaching staff
    Convenor: Haruko Stuart
    Teaching Arrangements
    Three hours of lectures per week plus a 1-hour tutorial per week.

    Textbook and Workbook (available at the University Book Shop):

    Genki (II). (Third edition) The Japan Times (Ch19 G1 & G2, Ch20 G1 & G2, Ch21 G1, Ch22 and Ch23 will be covered).

    Nihongo Chuukyuu J301 Intermediate Japanese. 3A Network. (Ch3 and Ch4 will be covered). A booklet (approved for copyright) will be posted on the JAPA 231 Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper should have the skills required to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, level N3.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
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