JAP-90004 - Japanese 4
Coordinator: Toshihiko Kitagawa
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
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 3 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

Students are only permitted to take one Japanese language module per semester.

Description for 2022/23

This module will further develop students Japanese language communication skills, enabling them to speak, listen, read, and write in order to carry out routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying or travelling in Japan. Functions and topics covered will include: giving and understanding directions, making polite requests, asking for permission, discussing family and educational background in more detail, expressing likes and dislikes and discussing travel itinerary and future plans. Students will also become familiar with aspects of contemporary Japanese culture and society through audio-visual materials and texts.

It aims to further develop students' Japanese language skills acquired up to Japanese 3.

Intended Learning Outcomes

find specific, predictable information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables written mainly in basic scripts: 2
catch the main points in short, clear simple messages and announcements: 1,2
describe in simple terms their background related to work or study: 1,2
recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of different socio-linguistic registers: 1,2
handle short social exchanges: 1

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.