Japanese Language and Culture V
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Non Degree Course
General Objectives of the CourseTo gain skills corresponding to level N5 - N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsJapanese language: following from what has been taught and learned in the courses of Japanese Language and Culture I - IV, students learn advanced Kanji characters and continue to write a combination of Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana without romaji, to read and interpret newspapers, magazines and Manga, and to use wider vocabulary and more complex sentences in their writing. In grammar, we expand knowledge of particles, adjectives and adverbs, adverbial expressions and verbs – potential, transitive/intransitive, imperative/prohibitive, conditional forms etc., and widen applications of the base forms Te/Nai/Dicionary/Ta.
Japanese culture: continuation of Japanese Language and Culture III and IV. Based on the course book Minna no Nihongo shokyu II, newspapers, magazines, films and documentaries, we analyze traditional Japanese culture, comparing it to current trends of the younger generation and contemporary problems; we shall also discuss politics and advanced technologies.
Mode of StudyFace-to-Face
Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsRegulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingSuccessful course completion requires the realization of all the proposed activities. The evaluation is expressed in a final grade on a scale of 0-20 points, and the minimum passing grade is 10.
As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferred evaluation mode: this requires 75% attendance and completion of two tests. Other elements, such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.
- Study Programme
1st SemesterStart date: 22-09-2015
End date: 24-01-2016
2nd SemesterStart date: 24-02-2016
End date: 25-06-2016