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Overview

Build your bridge to Japanese, a new and fast-growing international language thriving in the ancient culture of Japan. Overall, the potential for personal development and business growth in the Pacific Rim is limitless. Upon successful completion of  four consecutive levels of Japanese study students may apply for a Recognition of Achievement in Japanese from the Liberal Studies Coordinator (Modern Languages) at Seneca College. Students may not use Japanese as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if Japanese is her/his mother tongue. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses Japanese language abilities above the level of enrolment.


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Curriculum

LGE182
Japanese Language Skills 1
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This introductory course for students with minimal or no knowledge of Japanese will develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Japanese within a cultural framework. A communicative approach and active participation in classroom activities will enable students to acquire a basic foundation of the language for real-life situations. Japanese culture and demonstration of culturally-appropriate manners and behaviour will be reinforced.




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LGE282
Japanese Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE182 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 2 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Japanese within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units and active classroom participation will reinforce previously acquired skills and introduce new structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate a refined ability to listen to, speak, read, and write Hiragana and Katakana at a high beginner's level of fluency and an increased awareness and understanding of Japanese culture.




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LGE383
Japanese Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE282 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 3 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana and up to 50 Kanji characters.




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LGE484
Japanese Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE282 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 4 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact around the world will continue to be explored.




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LGE585
Japanese Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE484 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 5 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana, and some Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact worldwide will be explored.




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LGE686
Japanese Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE585 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 6 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana and Katakana. Students are required to refine reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters). Japanese culture and its impact worldwide will be explored.




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LGE787
Japanese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE686 or language assessment

Japanese Language Skills 7 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on everyday situations. Extensive use of role play will encourage students to use individual self-expression in creating dialogues within given situations, and to demonstrate culturally-appropriate manners and behaviours. Further exploration of Japanese culture and discussions on current issues will solidify communication skills. Students are required to have reading and writing skills of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters).




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Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
Iole.Millescamps@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24109


Klaus Grober
Academic Program Manager
Klaus.Grober@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682