Leader: Kuniko Yoshimitsu
Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: Develops skills in speed reading and comprehending a variety of texts in Japanese, including longer works than are included in other language units at this level. Skills in summarising will be introduced and discussion sessions will focus on both textual and linguistic features and content.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit students will: 1. Be able to use a variety of reading skills and strategies appropriate for the purpose such as scanning, skimming and prediction. 2. Be able to summarise a variety of Japanese texts effectively. 3. Be able to read Japanese materials in a larger quantity than previously, from a variety of fields, while recognising features of the different genres covered. 4. Have a basic capacity for independent reading in Japanese through on-line learning materials and web based resources.
Assessment: Mid-semester examination (50 minutes): 15% + End of semester examination (2 hours): 35% + Class performance, including regular quizzes: 20% + Written assignments (equivalent to 1500 words): 30%
Contact Hours: 4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week
Prerequisites: Japanese 6 or equivalent