Aims/Description: The objectives of this module are to enable a student who has passed the unit EAS6032, to acquire a vocabulary such that he/she can express him/herself with reasonable confidence and fluency on a range of topics and, when provided with the relevant vocabulary, take part in discussions on more specialised subjects. Study will involve working with self-study text and audio materials including aural comprehension exercises to extract the meaning from increasingly complex dialogue. Students will have regular (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 course-work and formal examinations during residentials.

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

Notes: This course trains students to speak and comprehend 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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