JAPAN231-22A (HAM)

Intermediate Japanese 1

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Who does this paper?
This paper is for you if you have passed JAPAN132, you achieved 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Japanese or you have reached the equivalent level through studying by yourself (e.g., you have spent time in Japan). If you have very good results in NCEA Level 2 Japanese and/or think your language skills are up to JAPAN231, please contact the convenor of the paper.
Because of the similarity in content this paper is not available to students who have passed the old JAPA101.
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Paper Structure

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This paper continues from JAPAN132 and provides, through lectures and tutorials, guidance that allows the continuing development and consolidation of your knowledge of Japanese and its application in understanding the written and spoken language, as well as in self-expression.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes
    By the end of JAPAN231/232 (JAPAN232 follows JAPAN231), you will have completed the elementary-level study of Japanese. A pass in JAPAN231 allows you to go on to JAPAN232 in Trimester B.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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The purpose of the assignments and quizzes is to allow you to apply your understanding of materials covered, and receive feedback on your progress (thus, you should go through all questions again once those items are marked). The tests are to examine your understanding of the materials and your ability to apply it.

Please note: all vocab and kanji questions in quizzes are given from the lists in each lesson of the textbook. More details will be given in class in Week 1.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Vocabulary and Kanji quizzes
2. Assignments
3. Tests
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Banno, Eri et al. (2020) Genki: An integrated course in elementary Japanese Vol. II [3rd Edition] TEXTBOOK & WORKBOOK published by The Japan Times (We will also use these textbook & workbook for JAPAN232 in Trimester B.)
Note for those who happen to have obtained the 2nd edition - we will talk about it in class in Week 1.
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Other Resources

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You are strongly recommended to access the following site: https://genki3.japantimes.co.jp/en/student/
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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this paper. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. Summary of the contents of each week, assignment details, important dates and the paper outline are all available from this site.
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150 hours over the semester. This figure comes from attendance at the lectures, tutorials and self-directed study (including doing assignments, preparing for quizzes and tests, and preparing for the final exam).
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: JAPA131, JAPAN131 or equivalent.




Restricted papers: JAPA132, JAPAN132

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