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This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading strategies. The study of Japanese culture-specific language use in various contexts and its historical background is explored. On completion of this subject, students should develop further understanding of cultural-specific language. Students who complete this subject are expected to have gained confidence to read other contemporary Japanese texts on their own. The medium of instruction is entirely Japanese.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
become familiar with different genre and writing styles;
become able to read passages of several pages in length, and be able to grasp the structure and the message of the reading materials;
develop communication skills for discussing literature and related topics covered in reading materials and
foster written skills through various writing tasks.
Last updated: 6 December 2019