Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 232

Japanese Language 2B


Description

This course is a continuation of JAPANESE 231 providing more advanced grammar. By the end of the course, students will have acquired all essential grammar items and will be ready to explore more authentic materials in Stage 3. As with JAPANESE 231, this course is designed to further develop communicative use of the language in the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in various situations as well as strategies to enhance and support these skills. The prescribed textbook can be obtained from the University Bookshop. Students must attend the plenary lecture plus streamed classes. 

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability to:

  • communicate in various situations using learned expressions and grammatical patterns with a level of speech (plain, polite and honorific forms) appropriate for the situation.
  • express your opinions about given topics.
  • read and understand passages written in various topics and styles using learned expressions and grammatical patterns.
  • write thank-you letters and short essays about your experiences, using learned kana and kanji in an appropriate style.
  • translate short passages from Japanese into English and vice versa accurately.

Important information

For those of you who did not study JAPANESE 231 at the University of Auckland, you must complete a Language Ability Declaration and you will be called for an interview and a placement test. Once we have determined that this course is appropriate for your proficiency level, your concession request will be approved.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s)  Michiyo Mori

Reading/Texts

Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2nd Edition (textbook and workbook)

Assessment

Coursework 60% + exam 40%

Points

JAPANESE 232: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

JAPANESE 231 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restrictions

JAPANESE 230, 239. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


Contact details | Search | Accessibility | Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer | 1