Higher Intermediate Japanese
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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Students will further develop their language skills and cross-cultural awareness in communication.
The course will cover a revision of grammar and writing exercises to concrete the basic understanding of language. Topics will include: expressing suppositions; expressing certainty; giving and receiving; expressing intention; giving detailed explanations; giving and quoting commands; expressing difficult feelings such as regrets or complaints; speaking with respect, honorific; expressions with causative and passive causative verbs.
Japanese for Busy People© III Revised 3rd Edition AJALT (2007) will be used as a primary textbook and other additional materials will be provided in the form of handouts to help students to learn more efficiently.
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you have had a good command of Japanese some time ago and want to re-activate and build upon your comprehension and expression or if you have recently done 3 years of part-time study.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening,reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.
Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.