Course Title: Japanese 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Japanese 5

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1097

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

LANG1257

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

LANG1310

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2019,
Viet3 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Emma Dalton

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3455

Course Coordinator Email: emma.dalton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.05.37

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Japanese 4 or who have completed 5 or 6 years of Japanese at Secondary school (Victoria Years 7-12) in recent years in Australia.

If you have learnt Japanese outside RMIT, including self-study, you must contact the Course Coordinator in order to be directed to suitable courses. Student who have had approximately 130 hours of Japanese tuition in another tertiary institution and have reached equivalent level of proficiency may be allowed to enrol in the course.

Note: A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he holds more advanced qualifications and/or experience may be cancelled at any time of the semester. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit and students may remain liable for course fees.

 


Course Description

In Japanese 5 you will refine your communicative skills in both spoken and written Japanese. Language use will be in a wide range of personal, social and vocational situations and contexts through applying respectful forms of verbs. You will apply your knowledge of the language to communication and demonstrate this by oral presentations and extended written pieces. Emphasis will be placed on the development of oral fluency and aural competency, as well as your written ability in the Japanese language.

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning and to build on your knowledge to a level where learning can continue in further study or self-directed learning. The course will equip you with further knowledge for cross-cultural situations within the framework of language and associated non-verbal communication.

Classes are taught in Japanese.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Communicate effectively in Japanese in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms.
  • Reflect on the role of culture in communication, and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions.
  • Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in Japanese.
  • Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Communicate in both oral and written Japanese with some fluency on a range of topics in most social and some vocational contexts, allowing to become aware of various verbs forms and to build a sensitivity to differences in register.
  2. Read and write a range of extended and varied passages in these contexts incorporating approximately 270 basic kanji.
  3. Reflect on and use a variety of registers in the Japanese language appropriately in a range of familiar and some vocational contexts.
  4. Comprehend a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia Japanese materials, including Japanese dialogues spoken at normal speed, using the language learning strategies you have acquired.
  5. Analyse and reflect on aspects of the Japanese culture and the relationship between culture and language.
  6. Analyse and reflect on some of your own cultural values and norms and make comparisons to the Japanese ones, expanding your knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges.

If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Activities will include working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

Cultural understanding and the relationship between language and behaviour will be introduced and discussed. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties, which may arise in cross-cultural communication.

Class exercises are supported by language exchange sessions with native speakers, where appropriate. We will be doing many pair and group activities in which you are expected to participate actively and to use only Japanese Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended Language dictionary. Multi-media teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used and made available through our online systems which you can access at myRMIT/studies.

The University Library has extensive resources for Japanese language students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc). You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded or expanded assessment task.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/governance/policies/assessment-policy