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2013/2014  BA-2LAN_J  Japanese 2

English Title
Japanese 2

Course information

Language Japanese
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for Asian Study Programme
Course coordinator
  • Kristina Kazuhara - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 14-08-2013
Learning objectives
The learning objectives of this course are to enable the student to analyze and apply grammar patterns corresponding to a lower-intermediate level. The classes offer the student opportunities to practice speaking, reading and writing. We continuously expand the range of vocabulary and kanji.
Japanese 2:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Description of the exam procedure
The end-of-course summer exam is a 4-hour written exam based on a non-syllabus text. Dictionaries (in the form of books and wordtanks) and grammar books are allowed. The exam consists of the following parts: 1. Translation into English and grammatical comments to the text 2. Essay in Japanese based on the text (min. 400 characters)
Course content and structure

Japanese 2 is a lower-intermediate language course that builds upon the knowledge acquired from Japanese 1, while gradually increasing the level of difficulty. The course offers classes in various linguistic disciplines such as grammar, reading and translation, as well as conversation and writing with the goal of strengthening the student’s ability to read and communicate in Japanese. The focus of teaching is applied language use to enable the student to communicate in lower-intermediate Japanese on general topics related to culture and society. We continue to work with translation as a tool to ensure reading comprehension.

Teaching methods
Teaching methods are comprised of plenary sessions, group work in ongoing dialogue with instructors, and individual writing and listening exercises. Teaching is based on textbooks as well as audio-visual input corresponding to a lower-intermediate level. The languages of instruction are the same as in Japanese 1. Active involvement in class discussion and activities is expected of all participants, so students should come to class prepared to take part.
Last updated on 14-08-2013