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2014/2015  BA-BALJO1004U  Japanese 4

English Title
Japanese 4

Course information

Language Japanese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Asian Study Programme
Course coordinator
  • Kristina Kazuhara - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Kristina Kazuhara
Main academic disciplines
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 19-08-2014
Learning objectives
The student must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Give a rehearsed presentation on a specific topic concerning culture, society and/or economy using appropriate vocabulary
  • Make an oral presentation in which her/his viewpoint is clearly stated and put them into a broader context
  • Debate and sustain a dialogue on topics from syllabus
  • Speak a grammatically correct and well-pronounced Japanese, i.e. avoiding major grammatical, lexical, idiomatic or pronunciation errors that inhibit communication. At this stage, the students must demonstrate a linguistic awareness by auto-correcting errors as they speak
Japanese 4:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
Please note that 2-3 weeks before the exam the students must hand-in the synopsis as a power-point presentation. A synopsis is generally defined as "a short written presentation to serve as a basis of an oral examination".

The oral exam consists of the following 2 parts:

The oral examinations has two parts:
  1. Oral presentation of the power point show (5-7 minutes)
  2. A discussion in Japanese with the examiner. The discussion will be based on the PPT-presentation and then evolve into a general discussion about other topics from syllabus.
Course content and structure

The focus of teaching is to enable the students to communicate in intermediate Japanese. Textbook will deal with topics of a socioeconomic content. The course will strengthen vocabulary, textual comprehension as well as spoken competence. Students will expand their vocabulary range to cover topics related to Japanese culture, society, and economy.

Teaching methods
Teaching is student-centered with an emphasis on group work, which will be guided by cooperative learning structures that aim at engaging each student to a maximum extent. The languages of instruction are Japanese and English. Active involvement in group discussion and activities is expected of all participants. Teaching is based on textbooks, newspaper articles and audiovisual material to promote students’ understanding of different forms of spoken and written language on topics related to Japanese culture, society and economy.
Student workload
Teaching 48 hours
Preparation 157 hours
Examination 1 hours
Expected literature
Last updated on 19-08-2014