Pre-requisites: A pass at either 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 aims of this module are to enable students who have already achieved a lower intermediate level of Japanese to consolidate and build upon their knowledge. The focus is on the remaining core language patterns, reading and understanding straightforward Japanese texts, developing knowledge of vocabulary and kanji (Chinese characters) as well as spoken communication skills and composition skills. Students will also continue to acquire an understanding of contemporary Japanese culture to interact appropriately with Japanese people in everyday situations. The Unit is delivered by distance-learning methods, involving self-study online materials, interactive CD Rom, online discussion, telephone interviews and face-to-face teaching at residentials.

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Churchill
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study, Telephone interviews
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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

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