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Foundation Japanese Language 1 (ASST07008)

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Asian Studies





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Entry is subject to a language proficiency test within the relevant subject area during the first lecture and at the discretion of the Course Organiser. Students can only take language courses suited to their language proficiency and may not take two courses in the same language at different levels in the same semester Please note that this course may incur additional costs for academic materials.

Course Summary

A course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Japanese, designed to introduce the Japanese language and culture. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Japanese language. All students take all elements of assessment including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2. On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Japanese Language 2 in Semester 2 (20 credits), which follows on from Foundation Japanese Language 1.

Course Description

The following list is a description of the contents of the course. Along with each topic and function, relevant vocabulary, grammatical and textual structures, and culture notes will be introduced. -How to read and type Japanese scripts: hiragana and katakana -Introducing yourself and others -Nationalities and occupations -Talking about a nearby object and its owner -Dates, times and numbers -Prices, characteristics of items and shopping -Talking about where you will go, when, how, and with whom -Talking about numbers of things or people that exist in a particular place

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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