1 2019-2020 JAPN1099 Japanese Language I (part 2) Course Guideline (as of 10thFebruary, 2020) 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 throughout a carefully arranged syllabus. To cultivate overall Japanese-language ability, equal emphasis is placed in developing all four skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. ＊Students who did not complete JAPN1088must inform the teachers at the beginning of the semester and take the Placement TestonWednesday, 22ndJanuary 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.The placement registration is available on SMLC website (). If you pass the Placement Test and are successfully admitted to JAPN1099, please prepare yourself for the course by studying and reviewing the contents of Chapter 1-10 of Minna no Nihongo on your own. ＊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 StructureWeekly 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 Subclass A-E, G & H (7 classes) A-K (11 classes) 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 class.
2 Quizzes/Tests 1)Final Test (10:00-12:00, Friday, 8thMay 2020)Final Test consists ofalistening comprehension test and a written test. 2)Oral test (13:45-16:00, Friday, 8thMay 2020) ＊The times for the tests above 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%. You have to contact the teachers in charged immediately when you find out you cannot attend a test.