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The 2021 timetable will be available on 8 December, and after this date you will be able to view the classes for all 2021 subjects. Timetable preference entry will open for Summer subjects on 8 December. Visit the class timetable page for more information on creating your timetable.
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This subject is designed for students who have successfully completed Japanese 3 and can recognise around 250 Kanji characters. In this subject, students will be introduced to around 100 new Kanji characters. They will develop communication skills to deal with formal interaction genres such as service encounters and job interviews. Students will also be introduced to formal written correspondence genre, such as thank-you letters and emails using honorific expressions. Students will have an opportunity to conduct online research about the Japanese writing system, and engage in discussion and interaction with others to put intercultural communication into practice. Students will also have an opportunity to engage in peer-review and will interact with other students. In addition, students will develop intercultural understanding through identification of common Japanese methods and routines in expressing personal feelings, then draw comparison between their own culture.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Read and write 100 new kanji characters, and recognise up to 50 additional kanji characters
- Apply language skills to practical situations such as service encounters, communicating in the workplace, written correspondence, etc.
- Demonstrate increased knowledge of Japanese culture gained through research tasks
- Understand the varying levels of formality used in Japanese and use language strategies to communicate in formal situations
- Identify and apply the common conventions of various types of written correspondence
- Work effectively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds as well as understand various cultural practices
Last updated: 28 November 2020