JAP-90002 - Japanese 2
Coordinator: Hitomi Tobe Room: CBB1.013 Tel: +44 1782 7 33278
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Japanese 1 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one Japanese language module per semester.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description for 2019/20

This module is designed for students who have completed Japanese 1 or equivalent. It develops Japanese language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. On a more general level, it will enhance students& intercultural skills. By successfully completing the module, students will be able to conduct simple short conversations about their daily life, leisure time activities, eating and drinking, home environment and public transport. They will be able to give or obtain information on locations of amenities, routines and schedules, and travel arrangements.

This module aims to develop written, oral and listening skills acquired in Japanese 1.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Write short, simple passages about themselves or own activities using Hiragana. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Read simple sentences written in Hiragana. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe their own immediate surroundings. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 3,4
Ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

22 hours contact time
44 hours completion of course work tasks
54 hours class revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 20%
Coursework documenting student's progress
The course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations, written-up self directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.

2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1 hour Written examination
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.

3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral exam
A short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer and role play or presentation

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test
30 minute listening tasks based on authentic material.