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150107 UE Japanese Grammar II (2020S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Japanese Grammar II and Writing Systems do share a time-slot. This is deliberate.

Wednesday 11.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 18.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 25.03. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 01.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 22.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 29.04. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 06.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 13.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 20.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 27.05. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 03.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 10.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 17.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 24.06. 13:15 - 16:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Corona-Update: The lector will endeavour to keep the content of the course the same, but students can disregard any prior information pertaining to its delivery or the evaluation of your performance until further notice. Due to the novelty and fluidity of the situation, it doesn’t make sense to commit to particular alternatives in advance. Instead, the course will evolve based on shared experience and as additional home-learning options become available. Details will be communicated via Moodle as they emerge.

This course will continue right where Japanese Grammar I [Japanische Grammatik I] left off, covering more basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Japanese Communication in a Business Environment [Kommunikation in der japanischen Wirtschaftswelt] and Japanese Writing Systems.

Together, these provide students with basic skills in the Japanese language as well as the tools to build on those skills on their own. At the end of the second semester students should be able to
* communicate orally in various everyday situations
* understand basic spoken and written Japanese texts [the latter will require extensive use of dictionaries], including business- or economics-related ones aimed at a general audience
* read a few hundred of the most common kanji
* produce select kinds of written communication [with the help of a computer], e. g. e-mails
* expand on their knowledge of Japanese in self-study, using dictionaries, grammar references etc.
The course will also cover everything required to pass the language part of the StEOP exam for Japanese Studies majors, enabling students to take more advanced language courses, if they wish to specialise further [some German req.].

Grammar II will continue to focus on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of Japanese-English translation, providing a base for the other two courses to build upon.

The plan is to cover at least 1 lesson from the textbook per session, starting with L10; as well as ~18 new kanji/week, bringing the total up to ~470 by the end of the semester. Please budget ~8 h/week for self-study.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course uses continuous assessment (hat immanenten Prüfungscharakter). Students will be asked to complete a variety of tasks, in and beyond the classroom, with or without prior announcement. The bulk of these will be made up of short written revision tests, but they may also, for example, include stretches of graded reading (fluency & pronunciation), reading comprehension and grammar questions, dictation, listening and listening comprehension exercises, homework and so forth. Additionally, there’ll be a comprehensive final test at the end of the semester.

Students are expected to be prepared for class, volunteer for translations, answer and ask questions etc. This general kind of active participation is not graded as such, but noticeably good (or bad) performance in this area can influence the grade.

All tests & tasks are closed book, unless otherwise stated, no materials or aids are permitted (suitable exceptions can be made on request for students with a handicap).

Extra credit (1 ECTS) is available on request for students whose programme of studies requires it.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Attendance is mandatory. No-shows for the first unit will have their registration revoked immediately; missing more 80 % of the total lesson time results in a failing grade. Tardiness may be counted as absence at the discretion of the lecturer.
* There is a 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), comprising the tasks set in the course of the semester (averaged after discarding the worst results; 2/3); and a written final test (1/3). Students who distinguish themselves / acquire notoriety participation-wise may be awarded / docked up to 5 percentage points at the discretion of the lecturer.

Examination topics

Students must expect to be tested on everything previously covered in class and/or on the e-learning platform (Moodle), including content from the first semester, at any time, including, but not limited to, the presentations/slides, textbook, vocabulary & kanji lists, as well as grammar sheets.

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyū nihongo I. Tekisuto. Kaiteiban.
Available at Facultas bookshop in "Hof 1" on Campus. Most likely (part of) the second volume will also be required, but there is no need to buy it in advance.
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 II

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