Pre-requisites: EAS6012

Aims/Description: The objectives of this course are to enable a student who has passed the unit EAS6012, to improve his/her command of the grammar and vocabulary of Modern Standard Japanese, write to dictation about 500 Chinese characters (kanji) and read about 800 kanji without recourse to a dictionary. There will be an increasing use of authentic texts. At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to read, with the aid of dictionaries, most straight-forward modern Japanese texts and express him/herself in writing with reasonable confidence on general topics. This module will be delivered by distance learning methods - self-study audio and text materials, supplemented by on-line tutoring, telephone interviews and face to face teaching during residentials. It will be assessed by course-work and formal examinations during residentials.

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Churchill, Distance Learning Centre, SEAS
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Self-study text, audio materials, On-Line Tutoring
Assessment: Formal Examination, Coursework
WebCT resources are available for this module

Notes: The course trains students to read and write Japanese from lower intermediate to higher intermediate level. Students can put these skills to use in business, teaching and academia.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (East Asian Studies):

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