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150108 UE Japanese Grammar I (2019W)

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

Registration for all classes, please (Introduction, Jap. Grammatik und Kommunikation Japanisch)

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 23.10. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 30.10. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 06.11. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 13.11. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 20.11. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 27.11. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 04.12. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 11.12. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 08.01. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 15.01. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 22.01. 13:25 - 15:25 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Wednesday 29.01. 13:25 - 15:25 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 cover the basics of Japanese grammar as well as some everyday vocabulary and elementary kanji. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Kommunikation auf Japanisch [Japanese Communication].

PREREQUISITES:
* proficiency in English (should obviously be comfortable with the idea of studying a foreign language in English, C1 strongly recommended)
* about 8 h/week for self-study, incl. weeks with no class
* Introduction to the Japanese Language
* advance registration
* textbook (see below)

At the end of this course students should
* be able to read, understand and translate into English basic Japanese sentences and dialogues;
* understand and be able to explain the grammar underlying these texts;
* have a vocabulary of at least ~500 words (active and passive) and ~200 kanji (passive only);
* be able to form correct (not necessarily idiomatic) sentences and short dialogues based on this knowledge.

The focus will be on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of Japanese-English translation. (The students will put this in active use, e. g. conversation, essay writing &c., in Japanese Communication.)

To give an impression of the pace: The plan is to cover about one lesson of the textbook per week.

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.

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).

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, which are averaged after discarding the worst results. 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

Everything covered, in class and/or on the e-learning platform (Moodle), including, but not limited to, the presentations/slides, textbook, vocabulary & kanji lists, as well as grammar sheets. All tests are cumulative and cover everything that came before.

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 and/or via the e-learning platform (Moodle).

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch I

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20