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This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 6 and can recognise around 600 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. This subject will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Japanese literacy and background knowledge in order to engage in international issues surrounding Japan. Students will develop understanding of various genres through reading, and discussing issues in modern Japanese society. Students will be engaged in a small scale research project on chosen topics by further investigating the issue and by writing an opinion piece and presenting it to the class. Through the research project they will develop their research skills and will equip themselves with critical literacy by analysing issues in question from various perspectives and participating in small group discussions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of different aspects of the target language and language education;
- demonstrate developed sensitivity to implied meanings from given texts, and be able to relate them with a certain choice of words, sentence structure and cohesive discourse;
- communicate and exchange their views in Japanese with other students of linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds;
- conduct group research activities using emerging technologies;
- engage in meaningful discourse with students in Japan;
- write an opinion piece based on findings from group project work.
Last updated: 1 December 2023