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JAPN1404 Japanese 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the JPNSI Japanese Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit continues on from JAPN1403 Japanese 3 and further develops linguistic and cultural competency and expands familiarity with a range of topics and sociocultural demands. The unit emphasises communication skills and covers practical functions such as expressing regret, describing effort, and expressing conditions and sequence. The unit equips students with the ability to apply different registers, including the colloquial and formal, as appropriate in different social situations. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level (JLPTL) N4 or the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 2.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) express their opinions and emotions on familiar social topics with effective use of expressions used in practical functions such as expressing regret; (2) grasp relatively complex conversations in everyday social situations; (3) comprehend relatively complex Japanese texts with the help of a dictionary and other resources; (4) write short composition with some depth in Japanese; (5) read and write approximately 50 new kanji appropriately, and recognise some more without reference to a dictionary; (6) increase their knowledge of Japanese cultural practices that are important for effective communication; and (7) acquire information literacy and management skills through a variety of media and search techniques, including the use of a dictionary. Additionally, students refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of language in general, and critical analysis through learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in Japanese.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research project; (2) tests; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN1403 Japanese 3 or JAPN1103 Japanese Intermediate I
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
JAPN1104 Japanese Intermediate II
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.