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Japanese Higher Intermediate (P86) - Not offered in 2017/18

Please note: this course will not be offered in 2017/18

Summary

Level:

This course is designed for students who completed the (lower) intermediate course (or equivalent) and have the intermediate level knowledge of Japanese. Students are expected to be able to read and write Hiragana, Katakana and about 150Kanji.

Main Objectives:

This course was designed to develop a more advanced level of grammar, whilst practicing more general conversation in practical situation.
Students will be stimulated to discuss and express their opinions in Japanese, using more complex sentence and expressions. Approximately 60 kanji will be introduced.

Teaching:

1 x 1.5 hour class per week plus some independent learning.

 

Course Text

Minna No Nihongo 2nd ver : Bk. 2 w/ Cd (2013) ISBN-13: 978-4883196463

A copy can be purchased from the University Bookshop.

Course Description

This course was designed to develop a more advanced level of grammar, whilst practicing more general conversation in practical situation.
Students will be stimulated to discuss and express their opinions in Japanese, using more complex sentence and expressions. Approximately 60 kanji will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1) Ask about something you don't understand
2) Point out something you noticed
3) Present knowledge you have acquired
4) Explain preparations and procedures
5) Point out something you think is strange
6) Making suppositions
7) State your impression based on how things appear
8) Talk about changes in Everyday life
9) Talk about things you see around town
10) Talk about changes while referring to a graph

11) Solicit and state opinions
12) Explain procedures
13) Talk about how facilities are used
14) Tell news
15) Explain about careers
16) Ask for reasons or for an explanation of how a situation came to be
17) Talk about the weather and its effects
18) Talk about environmental problems

Syllabus


Topics

  • a lost pet;

  • disappearing cookies;
  • the pet industry.
  • a visit to Mr Nakano's farm, Part 1;
  • a visit to Mr Nakano's farm, Part 2;
  • global warming.

Grammar

  • expressing suppositions & Wondering aloud;
  • expressing impressions;
  • conveying information gained elsewhere;
  • describing actions done or to be done in preparation for the future;
  • expressing certainty;
  • expressing beliefs or expectations based on information gained elsewhere;
  • expressing ideas that run contrary to expectation;
  • expressing causes of or reasons for situation or outcomes;
  • describing change;
  • nominilising sentences;
  • indicating means or attendant circumstances;
  • describing deliberate effects;
  • expressing purpose;
  • expressing completion/Incompletion of past, present, or future actions;
  • describing simultaneous actions;
  • expressing lack of obligation;
  • giving examples of events or actions;
  • stating decisions;
  • making suggestions based on supposition.

Skills

Because of the cumulative nature of language learning, it is essential that students attend all the sessions and keep up with the course work. Students are required to do all assignments and homework on time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note – we may have to merge two classes form Lower Intermediate, Intermediate and Higher Intermediate depending on the number of students expressing interest.
Therefore, please do not purchase the course book until the class has been confirmed. Contact the language centre or check this webpage from Friday 9 October.