Course Title: Japanese 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Japanese 2
Credit Points: 12.00
Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Course Coordinator: Dr Maki Yoshida
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8249
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: B37. L05
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required Prior Study
You should have satisfactorily completed Japanese 1 (LANG1093/LANG1169/LANG1306) or completed 2 years of beginner Japanese at Secondary school (Year 7 and 9) in the case of Melbourne before you commence this course.
Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.
If have learnt Japanese outside RMIT, including self-study, you must contact the Course Coordinator in order to be directed to suitable courses.
The course aims to enhance your oral/aural skills and to further your writing and reading skills acquired in Japanese 1.
You will gain practical knowledge of the culture in a wider range of personal and social situations and contexts.
You will have opportunities to apply Japanese language in a variety of situations and continue to improve language proficiency in pronunciation, intonation and register. Your written skills will also be strengthened by incorporating further kanji in passages.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
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- Communicate effectively 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 with audiences within and external to the discipline.
- 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.
Note: The above Program Learning Outcomes don't apply to the Melbourne Campus offerings.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Communicate in oral Japanese effectively in a range of familiar social contexts in both formal and informal situations, including, describing people and events, stating rules, and requesting permission.
- Read and write simple passages in these contexts incorporating 80-100 basic kanji.
- Communicate effectively in Japanese responding with correct register in limited contexts.
- Read, interpret and comprehend familiar authentic spoken, written and multimedia Japanese materials, comprehending simple Japanese dialogues spoken at normal speed.
- Describe some language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills and demonstrate independent learning.
- Describe and discuss aspects of Japanese culture and the relationship between culture and language.
- Describe your own cultural values and norms and make comparisons to the Japanese ones, beginning to reflect on and develop 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
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 speakers of Japanese, 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 access 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.
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
Assessment Tasks You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Melbourne City Campus
Assessment Task 1: Progressive Assessments totaling 50% (CLO1,2,3,4&5) including 3 parts
- Homework Revision Quiz 5%
- Written tasks 30%
- Speaking task 15%
Assessment Task 2: Final Assessments totaling 50% (CLO 1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7)
- Written and speaking tasks 50%
Vietnam Campus (Bachelor of Languages BP317)
Assessment Task 1: Essay writings 45% CLO2, CLO4, CLO6
Assessment Task 2: Communicative assessments 35% CLO1, CLO3, CLO5
Assessment Task 3: Integrated activity (e.g. community engagement) 20% CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO7
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 coordinator 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.
Further details on how each assessment relates to the learning outcomes and information about performance standards required for each assessment task are detailed in the assignment area of Canvas. This includes assessment rubrics for all tasks over 20%. RMIT Grading information is found here: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/results/grading-information