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Intermediate Japanese II

Course Code: MODL 2272
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Modern Languages
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: Winter
course overview

This course is designed to further aural comprehension, strengthen oral expression and develop reading and writing skills for students who have completed MODL 2271. This course also aims to provide a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. Japanese is used in class almost exclusively.

Course Content

Systematic, in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistic nuances
  4. 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

Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
60%
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
40%
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Japanese at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
  2. Reading comprehension of materials written in a combination of hiragana, katakana, and a minimum of 300 kanji 
  3. Speech delivery, such as using honorific and humble styles of speech, giving commands and instructions,supporting opinions and defending a point of view. 
  4. Written expression, such as guided composition, using hiragana, katakana, and kanji.
  5. Understanding target cultures.

course prerequisites

MODL 2271 (Minimum Grade of C) or 
Assessment (see calendar).

MODL 2271 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).             

curriculum guidelines

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.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

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.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.