SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Japanese 2

Module Code:
155900875
Credits:
30
Taught in:
Full Year
Aims to enable students to read Japanese texts on their own. More complex elementary grammatical structure and Chinese characters (about 200) are introduced systematically.

Prerequisites

Japanese 1 or equivalent.

Procedure

Please note that online registration alone will not give you an automatic right to attend the module. You are required to fill in the Registration form. You can download the Registration form here. Please submit it to Japanese 1 module convenor, Dr. Hitoshi Shiraki (hs32@soas.ac.uk, Room 473).

Which level am I?

The following sample tests (1 to 4) are a reading comprehension of the final examination in each module. They should give you some ideas as to which module you will be taking.

  1. If you understand the sample test 1 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 2.
  2. If you understand the sample test 2 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 3.
  3. If you understand the sample test 3 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 4.
  4. If you understand the sample test 4 with relative ease you will be ready to attend Japanese 5.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  1. knowledge and understanding of more complex elementary Japanese grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Japanese vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Japanese structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand passages in written Japanese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce passages in written Japanese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Japanese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written exam taken in May/June (80%); continuous assessment consisting of regular assignments, regular tests and review tests; homework and quizzes (20%).

Suggested reading

  • Minna no Nihongo 2 Hadamitzky and Spahn: Kana and Kanji, to be supplemented with extra reading material

Disclaimer

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