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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:
learn the historical and cultural aspects of three script;
learn the current structural and functional characteristics of each type of the script, and the recent changes in the use of the script and other signs and symbols;
develop skills for the accurate comprehension and appropriate reproduction of the words for effective reading and writing;
develop metalinguistic awareness through being engaged in analytical tasks and
gain self-directed and collaborative learning skills through various group research tasks.
Last updated: 6 December 2019