Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
 
Module Code: JPL103
Module Title: Japanese Stage 3 and 4
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Modern Language Centre
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module is intended for students with pre-existing Japanese language ability equivalent to CEFR A1+ level. The module aims to bring students to an exit level of Japanese language proficiency that is equivalent to CEFR A2+ level.


All the Japanese modules have been developed taking into account the QAA benchmark statements for a full or minor component in a language. QAA benchmark statements relate to the language component comprising at least one-third of the study total, resulting in students at the end of the relevant degree programme being at level C1. These Japanese modules make up less than one third of study and so the realistic minimum that would be achieved for a student starting at a beginner level in year 1 is CEFR B2, though students with some initial knowledge would be at C1.


Learning outcomes 

A Demonstrate understanding of short, simple narratives when spoken clearly and slowly in the target language

B Demonstrate understanding of short, simple texts on familiar subjects in the target language, which consist of high-frequency, everyday or university-related vocabulary

C Use the target language to give a brief oral presentation about factual information, as well as to ask for and give opinions, or agree and disagree, in a simple way

D Use the target language to write about their everyday life in simple sentences

Method of teaching and learning 
This module takes a communicative approach to language teaching, and involves a high level of interaction between teacher and students. Teaching and assessment will revolve around the setting and completion of specified language tasks.


This module includes 2*2 hour seminars plus 1 hour of tutorial per week. Students will have 4 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The tutorial sessions will be designed to support student learning in and after class.



Syllabus 
The syllabus will develop the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Topics covered may include:


• New friends

• Eating out

• Going on trips

• Japanese festivals

• Special days

• Online shopping

• Life and eco-friendly activities

• Convenient devices

• Traditional festivals
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   104  26      170  300 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Writing Coursework 10.00
2 Speaking Coursework 10.00
3 Integrated Exam 20.00
4 Writing Coursework 15.00
5 Speaking Coursework 15.00
6 Integrated Exam 30.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/2/2020 4:35:59 AM