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This subject aims to supplement core Japanese language subjects with key analytical tools and strategies. They should enable students to engage in interactions in Japanese effectively in achieving intended social and communicative goals. Students will be introduced to Japanese sound systems, key characteristics of conversational patters, and socio-culturally rigid as well as negotiable aspects of the language.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to understand fluid and negotiable nature of interactions in Japanese and in one's first language;
be able to have a greater sensitivity in choice making in conversations;
be able to analyse Japanese conversational dialogues with the knowledge of aisatsu ritual and other conversational routines, politeness, and ellipses;
be able to conduct everyday conversations and manage classroom communication in Japanese with greater sociology-cultural awareness;
be able to present opinions in both spoken and written forms;
be able to reflect on their first language and culture from intercultural perspectives;
be able to understand and analyse Japanese discourse in relation to speaker intention;
be able to appreciate some of the great Japanese literary works.
Last updated: 6 December 2019