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Akiko Iwata
JAPAN 428
Seattle Campus

Advanced Oral Communication

Fourth-year Japanese oral communication skills. Instruction in Japanese. Activities include task-based role-play, speeches, discussions, conversations with native speakers, and study of societal aspects of speech. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334.

Class description

This course is designed to build confidence in speaking to an audience and to improve listening skills. You will exchange your opinions via group discussions; give short speeches; interview native Japanese speakers; participate in task-based role-playing exercises; and discuss recent social issues in Japan and other countries. Communication strategies, some advanced-level expressions and new vocabulary will be presented. You will be asked to analyze your own speech and conversation through video and tape recording and be given feedback on your speech habits and pronunciation. Several other activities will be assigned to supplement the oral communication, such as reading articles and writing drafts.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Akiko Iwata
Date: 11/10/2006