SOAS University of London

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

Japanese 4

Module Code:
155901346
Credits:
30
Taught in:
Full Year

 

Prerequisites

155901345: Japanese  3 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 4 module convenor, Dr. Akiko Furukawa (af15@soas.ac.uk, Room 383).

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 a module, a student should be able to demonstrate

  1. moderate competence in the target language
  2. the ability to understand, express and communicate using the target language in most situations related to topics which are familiar, or of personal interest
  3. using near-authentic materials to enable  interaction with real Japanese situations
  4. intercultural awareness and knowledge of cultural background to enable him/her to engage in appropriate manner.

Workload

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

Scope and syllabus

The objective of the module is to attain the intermediate level of the target language by:

  • consolidating the linguistic knowledge of Japanese 3
  • preparing for Japanese 5, where authentic materials are used

The module will include

  • approximately 1000 Chinese characters in total
  • linguistic knowledge of intermediate level
  • listening, speaking, writing, reading and translating skills

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (70%); oral presentation (5- 7 minutes duration followed by 3-5 minutes questions and answers) (10%); continuous assessment (consisting of regular tests, written tests, homework assignments and one minute speech) (20%).

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules