JAP-90005 - Japanese 5
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

International Business Combined Honours (Level 6)
Law Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (International Business) Single Honours (Level 6)

Available as a Free Standing Elective





Japanese 4 or equivalent

Barred Combinations

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

Description for 2019/20

This module will further develop students& Japanese language communication skills already acquired, enabling them to speak, listen, read, and write in carrying out tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Japan. Topics and functions covered in the module will include: making comparisons, discussing Japanese cities, regions, countryside and types of accommodation, holiday options, talking about choices and decisions, quoting reported speech. The students will have the awareness of the appropriate use of familiar register and will be able to switch familiar and normal polite as and when it is necessary. The module will build up students' competence of using basic kanji characters as well as the phonetic scripts. This module will also equip students with understanding of contemporary Japanese culture and society.

This course aims to consolidate students' existing language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Japanese.

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters. will be achieved by assessments: 1,4
understand texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday language. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
enter into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life. will be achieved by assessments: 3
describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, by connecting phrases in a simple way. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
write simple connected text on familiar topics. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
demonstrate an understanding of socio-linguistic codes including register difference. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
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 tasks
A 30 minute listening comprehension test based on authentic material.