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FL20262: Japanese stage 3 semester 1 (6 credits)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Foreign Languages Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: FL20262 Re-assessment Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to provide students with extensive additions to their vocabulary and to develop linguistic competence in all skill areas.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course students will be able to:
* Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in a variety of contexts.
* Give a prepared straightforward presentation on a topic of personal interest or of general or cultural relevance.
* Take follow up questions and ask for clarification or repetition if necessary.
* Interact in more familiar situations.
* Understand the gist and some details of audio material presented at natural speed on familiar topics using familiar vocabulary and structures.
* Read texts using Hiragana, Katakana and high frequency Chinese characters on everyday language topics, such as personal information and personal interests.
* Write notes, complete forms and short paragraphs using Hiragana, Katakana and some Chinese characters.
* Write short descriptive and factual texts using Hiragana, Katakana and Chinese characters.
* Actively use 150 Chinese characters.

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 develops the four core competences of listening, speaking, reading and writing. More complex language structures, specific to the target language, such as some modal verbs, conjunctions, comparisons, superlatives and additional forms of verbs are introduced to expand learners' speaking and listening skills. Classroom activities encourage spontaneous responses. Students significantly increase their knowledge and use of Chinese characters.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

FL20262 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AKB19 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (incl. ab initio Japanese Language & with Industrial Placement) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

FL20262 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
Foreign Languages Centre
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* 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.