1 2017-2018 JAPN1099 Japanese Language I (part 2) Course Guideline Course description & Objectives This introductory course is designed for students who have completed JAPN1088 and is compulsory for students who intend to major in Japanese studies. The fundamentals of the Japanese language are presented through a carefully arranged syllabus. To cultivate overall Japanese-language ability, emphasis will be placed equally in developing all four skills speaking, listening, reading and writing. ＊Students who did not take or complete JAPN1088must inform the teachers at the beginning of the semester and register for Placement Teston line which will be held onThursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.And also, those students need to have studied by themselves to make sure all the vocabulary and grammar of chapter 1-10 of the textbook ‘Minna no Nihongo’ before this semester.＊Kanji (Chinese characters)will not be specifically taught in class but will be an integrated part of the course. Students with no prior knowledge of Kanji (Chinese characters) must study Kanji on their own. Course Structure Weekly Two 2-hour (Grammar) and One 2-hour (Skill) lessons（A total of 6 hours per week ）Grammar Class Skill Class contact hour / w 2 two-hour lessons 1 two-hour lesson Subgroups A - F（6 groups ）A –I (9 groups）assessment ratio 50％50％credit 6 Objectives Writing Listening (Monologues) Students will be able to: - Write texts of 400 characters on familiar topics - Communicate by using e-mails and memos Students will be able to: - Understand main points by listening to speeches on familiar topics Speaking (Monologues) Listening/Speaking (Conversation) Students will be able to: - Describe and explain familiar events and activities - Present one-minute oral reports on concrete and daily matters Students will be able to: - Sustain short conversations on familiar topics Assessment Ratio Course work 100% (Grammar 50%, Skill 50%) Please see Grammar and Skill class guideline attached for details of assessment items and ratio for each session.
2 Quizzes/Tests 1)Two 2-hour long tests (9 March 2018 Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 4 May 2018 Friday, 10:00-12:00). Each long test consists ofalistening comprehension test and a written test. 2)One Oral test will be held between 14:00 and 16:00 on 4 May, 2018 ＊The above dates for long tests and oral test have already been fixed. Therefore, once your registration is confirmed, please mark your diary to make yourselves available on these dates to sit for the tests. If any test or field trip for another course announced at a later date falls on these dates, it is your responsibility to make an alternative arrangement with the teacher of that course. ＊If you miss a Long Test with any reason (including medical reason) and request a make-up test, your mark will be deducted by 20%. If you miss the make-up test and request 2ndmake-up test, your mark will be deducted by 30%.