J200: Intermediate Japanese
- Module Code:
- FHEQ Level:
- Year of study:
- Year 2
- Taught in:
- Full Year
This module follows the J100: Elementary Japanese module and will develop further the language competence in preparation for the study abroad in Japan in Year 3.
The module introduces further grammatical basics of Japanese, through a combination of skills based classes, including the use of audio-visual materials and VLE. At the end of the second year, students have all the tools necessary to progress to the guided reading of literary and non-literary text, and are equipped with confidence to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. By the end of the year student should have knowledge of around 950 Chinese characters.
- J100: Elementary Japanese, or
- J100: Accelerated Elementary Japanese or equivalent level.
If you have a good prior knowledge of Japanese and are interested in taking J200: Intermediate Japanese, please complete a language placement test (click here) and return it to the module convenor, Kaori Taniguchi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the registration form (click here) by 30th September, 2020.
Please note that those who took J100: Elementary Japanese during 2019-20 do not have to take this test.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- knowledge and understanding of intermediate Japanese grammar
- knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Japanese vocabulary
- knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Japanese structures and expressions in a given context
- the ability to understand and to produce passages written in Japanese of medium length on everyday and some specialized topics
- the ability to understand spoken Japanese and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday and some specialized topics
- the ability to translate from and to Japanese of medium length with use of appropriate language on everyday and some specialized topics
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 8 hours classroom contact per week. Weekly classes are divided into 2 hours of grammar, 2 hours of practical (listening and speaking), 1 hour each of reading, writing, translation, quiz classes. The classes are taught by a team of teachers from the Japan Section.
Method of assessment
One two-hour written exam (30%), one three-hour written exam (40%) taken in May/June. Continuous assessment throughout the year (30%).