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FL20297: Japanese stage 4A (6 credits)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
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 Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework - Listening (CW 10%)
  • Coursework - Reading (CW 10%)
  • Coursework - Speaking (CW 10%)
  • Coursework - Writing (CW 10%)
  • Examination - Listening (EX 15%)
  • Examination - Reading (EX 15%)
  • Examination - Speaking (EX 15%)
  • Examination - Writing (EX 15%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: FL20297 Re-assessment Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take FL20262 and take FL20263 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions Description: NB. Students wishing to take this unit should visit the Foreign Languages Centre website for information regarding enrolment.
The course aims to consolidate and further develop vocabulary and accuracy in all skill areas whilst developing autonomous language use and extending students' cultural knowledge and awareness.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course the students will be able to:
* Give clear, systematically developed descriptions and presentations on topics of general, personal or cultural interest;
* Contribute to varied work and general discussions;
* Understand the gist and some detail of recorded or broadcast audio material on topics of personal and general interest;
* Understand texts with Hiragana, Katakana and common Kanji on familiar topics of general and cultural interest without dependence on a dictionary;
* Write short essays using Hiragana, Katakana and common Kanji on topics of personal and general interest;
* Write essays of 500 letters on topics of general and cultural interest including opinions and reasons in a coherent text using approx 250 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. It encourages spontaneous language use. Reading and listening materials on new topic areas will help students extend their passive and active vocabulary. Topics of general interest and cultural relevance will be discussed, helping students to express opinions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

FL20297 is Optional on the following programmes:

Foreign Languages Centre
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.