This unit aims to consolidate and extend intermediate level linguistic skills, through the acquisition of conversational strategies such as notions of apology, reasoning, opinions and explanations. Besides oral practice, writing and reading practice will help strengthen grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge. Students will be able to read about 850 kanji and write about 500 kanji by the end of the semester. The above aims will be achieved by exploring various topics relating to contemporary Japan through authentic materials.
Weekly online and tutorial participation (10%), 2x in-class quiz 200wds equivalent (10%), 1x mid-semester test 900wds equivalent (20%), 1x listening test 800wds equivalent (10%), 1x communication task and presentation 400wds equivalent (20%), 1x 2hr exam 2000wds equivalent (30%)