Course Title: Japanese 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Japanese 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1094

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Spring2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Spring2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Spring2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Spring2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Spring2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Spring2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Spring2015,
UGRDFlex16,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1171

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Spring2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Spring2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
PGRDFlex16,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1307

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Maki Yoshida

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8249

Course Coordinator Email: maki.yoshida@rmit.edu.au

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 (LANG1093/1169) 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. 


Course Description

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:

Bachelor of Languages BP317 Vietnam 

  • 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 crosscultural communication. 


Course Learning Outcomes  

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

  1. 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.
  2. Read and write simple passages in these contexts incorporating 80-100 basic kanji.
  3. Communicate effectively in Japanese responding with correct register in limited contexts.
  4. Read, interpret and comprehend familiar authentic spoken, written and multimedia Japanese materials, comprehending simple Japanese dialogues spoken at normal speed.
  5. Describe some language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills and demonstrate independent learning.
  6. Describe and discuss aspects of Japanese culture and the relationship between culture and language.
  7. 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 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. 

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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

  1. Progressive Assessments totalling 70% 

Written tasks CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7 

Communication (e.g. presentation and discussion) tasks CLO1, CLO 3, CLO5, CLO6, CLO7     

In-class and/or take-home quizzes and short answer tasks CLO3, CLO4, CLO5   

         2.  Final Assessments totalling 30% 

Written and/or communication (e.g. presentation and discussion) tasks CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, LO6. LO7 

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.