AU: 3.0
Programme: HSS

This course is a progression from the Level 2 course. In this course, students are introduced to a more advanced level of sentence construction and patterns. These are taught through the exploration of interesting and current topics of interest, which provide a stimulus to conversation. Learners' language competency will be enhanced through drills and practices, using a guided imitation method followed by situational applications to enable immediate practical usage. Through the introduction of formal and informal expressions, students will have a deeper understanding of the more complex Japanese social practices where the mode of speech is determined by corresponding variations in human relationships and behaviour. Students are exposed to more sophisticated dialogues recorded for listening practice with question drills to familiarize them to native-spoken Japanese. An addition of approximately 330 words, 30 sentence patterns and 60 kanji characters will be covered in the syllabus.