Japanese Listening and Speaking Skills (Int)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Japanese Listening and Speaking Skills (Int)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese

  • Language Level


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the essential aspects of the Japanese language. Students will be introduced to a range of everyday situations requiring the use of specified linguistic skills with a particular focus on oral and aural skills. Students will be guided in the development of a range of language learning strategies and transferable skills, such as independent learning. The minimum exit level for this module is A2. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes, etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list
    2. make him/herself understood and communicate ideas and information on familiar topics, provided he/she an ask for clarification occasionally, and is given some help to express what he/she wants to
    3. initiate, maintain and close simple, face-to-face conversation. Use simple techniques to start, maintain, or end a short conversation
    4. ask for clarification about key words or phrases not understood using stock phrases.
    5. have sufficient vocabulary to conduct routine, everyday transactions involving familiar situations and topics, including a minimum of 350 kanji
    6. have basic IT literacy in Japanese, including word processing, web search, and accessing language-specific resources

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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