JAP-90006 - Japanese 6
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 5 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, enabling them to conduct routine tasks they are likely to encounter in socialising, living, studying, travelling or working in Japan. Functions and topics will include: expressing and understanding of feelings and emotions expressed orally and in personal letters, explaining reasons and giving excuses in a more sensitive or complex manner, expressing opinions, offering advice, giving details of future plans and projections and making guesses. Some feature film clips set in a variety of social and work situations will be analysed in teaching sessions. There will also be reading and writing work to build students' confidence in handling mixture of phonetic scripts and essential kanji characters. Students will also become familiar with a range of social contexts and culturally specific behaviour.

It aims to further develop students' Japanese language communication skills already acquired up to Japanese 5 or equivalent.

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand the main point of some radio or TV programmes on topics of personal or professional interest. will be achieved by assessments: 1,4
enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and events. will be achieved by assessments: 3
understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters written in kana scripts and basic kanji. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. will be achieved by assessments: 2,3
write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
understand and apply the general rules for using deferential, neutral and humble registers appropriate for specific situation. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3,4
develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in common situations and demonstrate knowledge of customs and modes of behaviour in Japanese society. will be achieved by assessments: 3

Study hours

22 hours Contact time
44 hours preparation of course based work tasks (KLE and other exercises)
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

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

4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30 minute listening test