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JALA 8392

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This is an advanced Japanese language course focusing on further developing listening and speaking proficiency through the use of NHK broadcasting program called “Close-Up Gendai”. The primary focus of the course is to further develop oral skills, but other skills such as reading and writing are practiced as well. Students will choose a certain topic/aspectof current Japanese society, politics, business, or international relationsbetween Japan and its neighboring countries, and do a mini background research on the topic prior to coming to class. In class, each student will be given the opportunity to lead the class on the topic, view relevant TV broadcasting on the topic, and lead the class discussion. JLPT Level 1 and 2 vocabulary and expressions, as well as advanced level grammar/structure will be exercised in class to aid the participants’ overall proficiency development.
Subject:
Japanese
Department:
Language & Intercultural Study
Division:
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
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