JAPAN232-21B (HAM)

Basic Japanese 2

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Who does this paper?

This paper is for you if you have passed JAPAN231 or you have reached a level equivalent to JAPAN231 through studying by yourself (e.g., you have spent time in Japan).

This paper helps you build up vocabulary, kanji, sentence-structures and relevant cultural knowledge on their exiting skills.

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Paper Structure

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This paper continues from JAPAN231 and provides, through lectures and practical classes (including practice with native speakers whenever possible), guidance that allows the continuing development and consolidation of your knowledge of Japanese and its application in understanding the written and spoken language, as well as in self-expression. A pass in JAPAN232 allows you to go on to JAPAN331.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes
    Students in JAPAN232 will have completed the elementary-level study of Japanese. A pass in JAPAN232 allows you to go on to JAPAN331 next year. One of the important items you should learn at the elementary-level is Keigo, polite expressions. Leaning this item will help you communicate with various different people (e.g., people whom you have never met, people who are older than you) in a culturally appropriate manner. Alongside of building up your language skills, you will learn different perspectives running through Japanese language, which are reflected in vocabulary and sentence-structures.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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The purpose of the assignments, quizzes and essays is to allow you to apply your understanding of material covered, and receive feedback on your progress (thus, you should go through all questions after those are marked and returned to you.) The tests are to see your understanding of the materials and your ability to apply it.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Vocabulary and Kanji quizzes
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignments
3. Essays
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Tests
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • In Class: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required textbook: Banno, Eri et al. (2011) Genki: An integrated course in elementary Japanese Vol. II [2nd Edition] TEXTBOOK & WORKBOOK published by The Japan Times.
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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this paper. All important information including assignments details, important dates and the paper outline are all available from this site.
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150 hours over the trimester. This figure comes from attendance at the lectures, tutorials and self-directed study (including doing assignments and preparing for quizzes/tests).
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Because of the similarity in content, this paper is not available to students who have passed the old JAPA102.
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Prerequisite papers: JAPA231 or JAPAN231




Restricted papers: JAPA232

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