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150116 UE Business Japanese (2020S)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Japanese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note: In the period from March 11, 2020 probably until the end of the summer semester 2020, the study operation will be switched to "home-learning" to contribute to the containment of the corona virus pandemic in the best possible way.
This requires some changes regarding the course's implementation and the grading. You will find all changes below the original posting under the heading "New regulations for home learning". You will find materials and assignments on Moodle.

Friday 06.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 13.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 20.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 27.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 03.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 24.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 08.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 15.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 22.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 29.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 05.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 12.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 19.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 26.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will continue right where Japanese Communication [Kommunikation auf Japanisch] finished, covering more basic grammar, vocabulary and oral exercises. It is meant to be taken in tandem with Japanese Grammar II [Japanische Grammatik II] 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.].

Japanese Communication in a Business Environment will continue to focus on constructively building an understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary by way of oral exercises and listening comprehension providing a base for the other two courses to build upon.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course uses continuous assessment (hat immanenten Prüfungscharakter), consequently active participation throughout the semester (both in class and outside) heavily influences the grade. Aside from being prepared for class, volunteering for answering and asking questions etc. there will be regular homework -- to be submitted on time. There will also be more comprehensive written and oral, mini-tests and final exam.

Please budget ~8 h/week for self-study.

No materials or aids are permitted during tests or exams. Exceptions can be made on request for students with a handicap.

--- New regulations for home learning--
Regular and punctual homework exercises and active participation in the home learning activities announced via Moodle, an online final test, online Mini-Tests and a short speech (video).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course total is made up of homework (25%), mini-tests (30%) and final test (45%) and converted to a grade as follows:

> 90 % Excellent (A) [Sehr Gut (1)]
> 80 % Good (B) [Gut (2)]
> 70 % Satisfactory (C) [Befriedigend (3)]
> 60 % Acceptable (D) [Genügend (4)]
<= 60 %: Failed (F) [Nicht Genügend (5)]

Attendance is mandatory. No-shows for the first unit will have their registration revoked immediately.

There is a strict zero tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism.

--- New regulations for home learning ---
The grade is composed of 5 parts:
Final test (25%), Mini-Test (40%), homework (25%), short speech (5%) and active participation in the online classes (5%).

Examination topics

~1 new lesson/session (est., dep. on pace) from the textbook, starting with L9; any additional material covered in class. All tests are cumulative and cover everything that came before, including in the first semester.

Final test ( Grammar, Listening, Writing and Speaking <5-10 minutes> ) will be held in June. The exact scope of the test will be announced ~1 week in advance.

Reading list

Textbook: Bunka shokyû 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.

Association in the course directory

JMA M1 for Ecos-students
EC Wirtschaftskommunikation Japanisch II

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20