SOAS University of London

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

Japanese 2

Module Code:
155900875
Credits:
30
FHEQ Level:
5
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.

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Japanese 1A, 1B and 2

Prerequisites

155906027 Japanese 1B 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 2 module convenor, Dr Seiko Harumi (sh96@soas.ac.uk)


Placement test:
1) If you think that this module is the most suitable for you, please take the placement test (click here).
2) Please take only one test at a time. If you find it too easy, take a higher-level test by visiting the relevant website. If it is too difficult, take a lower-level test via the relevant website.
3) Submit the relevant test and the registration form to the module convenor, Dr. Seiko Harumi (sh96@soas.ac.uk) via email by 30 September, 2020. Please only send the most suitable test rather than sending all the tests you have taken.

Which level am I?

The following sample tests (1 to 3) 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.

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 (60%); continuous assessment consisting of   homework assignments (15%); regular tests (10%); two review tests (10%); presentation (5%).

Suggested reading

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

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules