JAP-90002 - Japanese 2
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Japanese 1 or equivalent

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

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 this module, students should be able to conduct simple short conversations about their daily life, leisure time activities, eating and drinking, home environment and public transport. They should also 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: 2
Use simple phrases and sentences to describe their own immediate surroundings: 1,2
Understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly: 1,2
Ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics: 1,2
recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions: 2
Read simple sentences written in Hiragana: 2

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
Students are only permitted to take one Japanese language module per semester.
This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessment
A 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.

2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.