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This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation and writing. Students explore Japanese expressions in different situations and learn grammatical functions in communication. They are also given opportunities to develop 'language sensitivity' by deepening their comprehension of language use in various situations. Students who complete this subject should gain better control of the language and greater knowledge about how grammar develops and regulates language use in actual situations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
become familiar with colloquial and dialectal expressions used in Japan, spoken by those differentiated by gender, age and region to various audiences for various purposes;
access a variety of Japanese sources, such as drama DVDs, documentaries, and various reports, to expand their knowledge of these variations in Japanese language;
be able to analyse language used in various types of conversations and
speak and write in appropriate styles depending on the situation, being aware of culturally appropriate genre, drawing comparison between their own culture(s).
Last updated: 4 August 2020