Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This is a lower advanced Japanese course for learners who have completed the intermediate levels, with the emphasis on working on authentic materials such as newspapers and television broadcasts, and the correct use of formal expressions.
The course is taught in Japanese and includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar.
Project work by students of former students can been seen on our learner support website.
Students completing this course are able to progress to Japanese Proficiency, or C2 level in Common European Framework (for more details please see CEFR Language Level Specifications (pdf; 116kb) )
The course is taught in English and Japanese and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Japanese grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Japanese in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
To be able to join Japanese Advanced 1 you should have completed a Japanese Pre-Advanced course at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (approx. 360 hours). The progression route from Japanese Advanced 1 is to Japanese Advanced 2; from Advanced 2 to Japanese Advanced 3. Upon successful completion of Japanese Advanced 3 you will be able to progress to a Proficiency level course in Japanese.
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See more information on the Japanese language and courses in Japanese offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Japanese Language Homepage.
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