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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Japanese Language and Culture 3 (A2.1)
Module Code JA3003
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Keisuke Honda
Semester 2: Keisuke Honda
Autumn: Keisuke Honda
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module is for learners of Japanese who are working towards the post-beginners level. Students will learn the language in both spoken and written forms, further developing and consolidating their linguistic skills and cultural awareness in relation to familiar subjects of personal relevance. They will also learn to read and write a larger number of kanji characters and kanji-written words as part of their vocabulary learning.

Learning Outcomes

1. Extract information from a variety of basic authentic texts in areas of most immediate priority (e.g very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) in both reading and orally, provided that the speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily life, skills and past experiences.
3. Produce short texts on matters of personal relevance using a larger number of kanji characters (e.g. write short basic descriptions of events, activities and personal experiences using present and past tenses). Also, engage in basic social communication online (e.g. sharing news and making/confirming arrangements to meet).
4. Demonstrate control of basic structures of the language as well as increasingly complex grammatical structures (e.g word order in main and subordinate clauses, the use of cases, adjectival endings, verb tenses).
5. Continue identifying economic, social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Japan.
6. Use IT skills to access language specific-resources (life-long learning) to be able to reflect on your own learning path in your future progression in the language.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours (online and face to face).
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assignments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Independent Study33Autonomously learning outside the classroom that will foster student's language competence. For example, participation in activities in the Language Culture Space or the use of online resources to support language learning.
Portfolio Preparation45Preparation, creation, design and final submission of the Portfolio (Loop-Reflect) in Loop for assessment to show evidence of individual and directed learning.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationAttendance to at least 50% of classes.10%n/a
Performance evaluationParticipation and engagement in class activities and group project.40%n/a
PortfolioProgress based on the completion of E-Portfolio that shows evidence of independent learning and completion of activities during the semester.50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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