Pre-requisites: A pass at the Japan Foundation's Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3, or the School's diagnostic test or the School's Japanese Language Course

Aims/Description: The objectives of this course are to enable a student who has passed Level 3 of the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Proficiency Test or the Japanese Language Course to acquire a vocabulary that (s)he can take part with relative ease in everyday conversations. The successful student will also acquire an understanding of contemporary Japanese manners and social conventions so that (s)he is able to interact with Japanese people in the confidence that his/her contributions to the transaction are acceptable and appropriate. Study will involve working with self study text and audio materials and monthly contact by telephone with a native speaker of Japanese to check their progress. This will be supplemented by face to face teaching during residentials. It will be assessed by coursework.

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Churchill, Distance Learning Centre, SEAS
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Telephone Interviews, Self-study text, Audio Materials, On-Line Tutoring
Assessment: Coursework
WebCT resources are available for this module

Notes: The course trains students to speak and comprehend Japanese at a lower intermediate level. Students can put these skills to use in business and in teaching.

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