Course Title: Japanese 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Japanese 6

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1098

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1258

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1311

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Emma Dalton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 (0)3 9925 3455

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

Course Coordinator Location: 37.05

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have satisfactorily completed Japanese 5 (LANG1097 or LANG1257) or completed at least 6 years of Japanese at Secondary school (Victoria Year 7-12) in Australia.  before you commence this course. 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  

If you have learnt Japanese outside RMIT, including self-study, you must contact the Course Coordinator or Program Manager in order to be directed to suitable courses. Students who have had approximately 160 hours of Japanese tuition in another tertiary institution and have reached an equivalent level of proficiency may be allowed to enrol in the course. 

Please note that enrolment in Japanese courses may be refused based on previous study or abilities, and students may be instructed to vary their enrolment in accordance with RMIT’s Enrolment Processes.   


Course Description

This course develops communicative competence and aims to consolidate your Japanese language skills. You will develop your reading, writing, oral and aural comprehension skills in a wide range of personal and social settings. 

This course will assist you to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication skills through Japanese language for vocational and professional needs. You will critically reflect on contemporary Japanese society, literature and language use, and consider the relationships between behaviour and language. 

Classes are taught in Japanese. 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages) BP332LAN

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically reflect on the role of culture in communication and society and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions locally and globally. 
  • Work independently and in diverse teams to solve problems, using effective communication strategies demonstrating ethical and reflective practice. 
  • Adapt and develop effective communication strategies to address linguistic diversity in the workplace. 
  • Critically analyse resources, evidence and personal experience to make ethical, socially and politically aware decisions related to language and intercultural interpretations and applications. 
  • Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication. 
 


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate in oral and written Japanese effectively and reasonably fluently in most social and some vocational contexts, becoming comfortable with required kanji. 
  2. Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in Japanese appropriately in different contexts. 
  3. Analyse a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in Japanese including film and multimedia. 
  4. Critically examine some of your own cultural values and norms and make comparisons to the Japanese ones, further expanding your knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues and challenges. 
  5. Evaluate and debate contemporary social, political and economic issues in Japan (e.g. the question of Japanese identity), be able to discuss these issues in advanced Japanese. 
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

You will be able to work in pairs and small groups to develop your language skills. Oral exercises will provide you with opportunities to practise your spoken Japanese while you will use listening exercises to analyse features such as pronunciation to improve your listening skills. 

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

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Japanese language students. There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.  

 


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. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.