JAPN5002 Japanese for Professionals 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This postgraduate level language unit is a continuing unit to JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1. It provides students further knowledge and understanding of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary in everyday and professional contexts at beginner level. Focusing on developing communication skills required in varied professional settings, the unit further develops confidence in listening, speaking, reading and written Japanese. The unit is useful for broadening students' international outlook in professional contexts, and for developing independent learning skills to be applied in a professional context where the use of a foreign language and appropriate non-verbal intercultural communication skills are required. Further learning is supplemented by a number of contextual seminars in addition to language seminars, aimed at to preparing students for further independent language study.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) communicate in written and spoken Japanese on everyday topics in limited every day and professional situations; (2) apply appropriate upper beginner-level Japanese language to selected social situations; (3) further develop basic methods of analysis relevant to language learning, as well as research and problem-solving skills through analysis of language structures and through use of resource materials to solve problems of language form; (4) achieve further comparative understanding of language and language use, in both Japanese and English and how these differ in every day and limited professional contexts; and (5) achieve further basic capabilities to approach research topics relating to the histories, societies and cultures associated with the Japanese language.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) examinations; (2) continuous assessment (including contextual seminars); and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1
or
equivalent as determined by the unit coordinator
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Arts (BP001), Bachelor of Commerce (BP004)
Incompatibility:
JAPN1402 Japanese 2
Contact hours
language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)
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