Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Advanced Oral Communication

Advanced Oral Communication
Advanced speaking and listening skills in Japanese including extended narrations, detailed descriptions, and essential oral tasks.
 Hours1.0 - 2.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesJAPAN 301
 NoteResidents of the Foreign Language Student Residence (Japan House) should enroll for one credit hour. Those enrolled in the regular course either at BYU Provo or Study Abroad should enroll for two credit hours.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining JAPAN 311R
Course Outcomes: 

Advanced level proficiency

Students will be able to use Japanese at an Advanced level on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines to provide extended narrations and detailed descriptions related to topics of personal and general interest.

Essential oral tasks

Students will apply the skills of narration and description to successfully accomplish the following tasks in Japanese: job interviews, presentations on a personal topic, complex transactions, phone conversations, past narrations, future narrations, and descriptions of a complicated activity. These tasks will be accomplished with attention to doing the acts of apologizing, thanking, complimenting, requesting, and refusing in culturally appropriate ways.

Document writing

Students will be able to read and produce written materials in Japanese related to the essential oral tasks, including resumes, presentation slides and handouts, e-mail writing, and filling out transaction-related documents.