20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module builds on skills acquired at Levels 1 and 2 and during the year in Japan at upper intermediate to lower advanced level. It is divided into four sections, each one focussing on a key linguistic skill which is demanded of adult foreign users of the language. These skills are: translation in English; reading comprehension of sophisticated non-literary texts; writing in Japanese with a focus on formal correspondence; and speaking, with a focus on job interviews and presentations. Group work, with students selecting their own materials for study, is a key element of the module, enabling students to develop as independent learners.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Practical skills assessment

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

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