This course is designed to further aural comprehension, strengthen oral expression and develop reading and writing skills for students who have completed MODL 1172. This course also aims to provide a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. Japanese is used in class almost exclusively.
Systematic, in-depth study of:
- Syntactic structures
- Stylistic nuances
- Aspects of Japanese culture
Methods of Instruction
The functional-communicative approach is used.
Classroom activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, discussion of reading materials, task-based conversation practice, and student presentations.
Conversation in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Means of Assessment
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Japanese at the intermediate level in:
- Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
- Reading comprehension of materials written in a combination of hiragana, katakana and approximately 175 kanji (more for recognition).
- Speech delivery: expressing and supporting an opinion; defending a point of view.
- Written expression: expository writing in a combination of both kana and kanji (as indicated in 2 above).
- Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities in culture.
MODL 1172 (Minimum Grade of C) or
Assessment (see calendar)
MODL 1172 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar)
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.