LANG10210 Japanese Language and Culture 1 (CEFR A1.1)

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Japanese and offers an introduction to Japanese language and culture. The aim is to enable students to develop competence in a range of everyday tasks in Japanese. The module will focus on oral communication and on acquiring essential listening and speaking abilities. Students will also develop and practise basic reading and writing techniques. The stimulus material (oral, aural and written) will provide an introduction to Japanese grammar and syntax and will contribute to giving students an insight into aspects of Japanese life and culture. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 16 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to
• introduce and describe themselves in Japanese (spoken production)
• ask and answer questions on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand basic messages and announcements (listening)
• recognize 46 Hiragana letters and 35 kanji characters and understand simple informational texts (reading)
• write simple notes, messages and personal letters in Rooma-ji (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of Japanese life and culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

No prior knowledge

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or any prior knowledge in this language are not eligible for this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

40

Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Nobuko Ijichi Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 16:00 - 17:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 10:00 - 11:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 25, 26, 29, 30 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33 Mon 10:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Spring