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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Japanese Language and Culture 2 (A1.2)
Module Code JA3002
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 have some very basic knowledge of the language and culture of Japan. The module will enable students to further develop their language competence and cultural awareness in matters of personal relevance and everyday transactions. It will also introduce them to a larger number of kanji characters and kanji-written words as part of their vocabulary learning.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a variety of texts that follow a predictable pattern such as advertisements, menus, prospectus, reference list and timetables
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily routine, food, shopping.
3. Produce simple texts in writing using more kanji characters on matters of personal relevance using simple words and basic expressions. Also, engage in basic social communication online (e.g. writing a simple message on a virtual card for a special occasion).
4. Develop your understanding and control of the basic language system by completing a number of tasks. Errors still occur, but students are more aware of them.
5. Show awareness of social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Japan.
6. Use IT skills to access language-specific-resources in Japanese that lead to independent learning (life-long learning).

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours (online and face to face).
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assigments 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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