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FL10300: Japanese stage 4 semester 2 (3 credits)

Click here for further information Academic Year: 2011/2
Click here for further informationOwning Department/School: Foreign Languages Centre
Click here for further information Credits: 3
Click here for further information Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take FL10299 or equivalent.
Click here for further information Description: NB. Students wishing to take this unit should apply via the Foreign Languages Centre website from August onwards.
The course aims to consolidate and extend language already acquired, for example in Stage 4 Semester 1, and to significantly improve students' vocabulary range, fluency and accuracy. It aims to increase their knowledge of the culture and geography of the country through appropriate reading and listening materials.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course the students will be able to:
* Communicate confidently and with a degree of spontaneity on a range of situations;
* Taking an active part in conversations sustaining their views;
* Understand the gist and some detail of recorded or broadcast audio material on topics related to the culture and geography of the country and on current affairs when the delivery is relatively slow, clear and in standard dialect;
* Access more demanding texts with the help of a dictionary;
* Attempt simple discursive essays using a mixture of Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.

Speaking, reading, listening and writing in the target language - all assessed
Interpersonal skills, communication, team skills - facilitated
IT skills - facilitated
Intercultural skills - facilitated and taught
Autonomous learning - facilitated
Research and organisational skills - facilitated
Cognitive - taught.

The course consolidates previously acquired language structures and skills and further develops four core competences of listening, speaking, reading and writing by extending the students' active and passive vocabulary and cultural knowledge and understanding through the use of culturally relevant audio and topical audio and reading materials. The course develops students' accuracy through appropriate writing tasks. It develops fluency through appropriate classroom activities.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be updated when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2011

FL10300 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

  • UXXX-AFN97 : Catalogue of Foreign Languages Centre Units - No specified year
  • UXXX-AFN99 : Generally available catalogue - No specified year
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.