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Japanese III is a continuation of Japanese II and designed for those who have completed Japanese II or equivalent. It aims to build up the elementary grammatical structure of the Japanese language through a textbook and to help students to employ the knowledge in situational practices. The course will focus on the development of the communicative competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Throughout the course, learners are expected to acquire 200 new words and phrases (about 800, including those in Japanese I and II) related to the daily life, and to master the patterns of some verb form change, and to use them in slightly more complicating sentence patterns with function. It also aims to examine cultural events and their manners in Japan, and to make a comparison with those of learners’ own.