JAP-90003 - Japanese 3
Coordinator: Toshihiko Kitagawa
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Japanese 2 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade lower than C/0-3)

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will develop students Japanese language communication skills, enabling them to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out simple and routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying or travelling in Japan. Functions and topics such as giving descriptions of events and places, talking about impressions, presenting and receiving gifts, making social arrangements will be covered. Students will also become familiar with some aspects of cultural specific behaviour.

It aims to develop the Japanese language skills acquired up to Japanese 2.

Intended Learning Outcomes

carry out simple tasks requiring an exchange of information on familiar topics: 1
understand phrases and vocabulary of the highest frequency related to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2
use a series of phrases and sentences to describe their immediate environment: 1,2
write a simple personal letter using basic scripts: 2
recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of cultural traditions: 2
read short, simple texts written in basic scripts: 1,2

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.

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