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150050 UE Introduction to the Japanese Language (2017W)

3.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 05.10. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 11.10. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Thursday 12.10. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 18.10. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Please direct questions concerning registration for BJ1 to the SSS/SPL, not the lecturers.

This course will provide an overview of the features and structure of the Japanese language and writing system. Reading and writing of the hiragana and katakana syllabaries will also be covered. It is designed to prepare students for Japanische Grammatik I [Japanese Grammar I] and Kommunikation auf Japanisch [Japanese Communication] later in the semester. As such, it’s a prerequisite for both these courses.

PREREQUISITES:
* proficiency in English (should obviously be comfortable with the idea of studying a foreigen language in English, C1 strongly recommended)
* advance registration
* textbook (see below)

At the end of this course students should
* know some basic info about the Japanese language and writing system;
* be able to read and write hiragana and katakana with some fluency;
* have some familiarity with studying kanji (and have some 30-50 under their belt already);
* know a few basic Japanese words, phrases and short dialogues.

Each topic will be introduced in a short lecture, followed by exercises in class and/or optional homework.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation (13 %) and two written tests (38/49 %). All tests are closed book, no supplementary tools/materials permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Attendance is mandatory. No-shows for the first unit will have their registration revoked immediately; missing more than 1 of the 4 remaining units results in a failing grade. Tardiness may be counted as absence at the discretion of the lecturer.
* You should budget at least 30 hours per week of additional study time.
* There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism.
* More than 60 percentage points are required to pass the course (>60→4/D, >70→3/C, >80→2/B, >90→1/A).

Examination topics

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyū nihongo I. Tekisuto. Kaiteiban.
Available at Facultas bookshop in “Hof 1” on Campus.

Additional material will be distributed in class or via the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students, EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch I

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