- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
BA Russian and Japanese
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Japanese Language 6
|Unit level||Level 5|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Japanese Studies|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This is an advanced level language course which builds on skills acquired during a prior residence in Japan and which contains a pathway for students on the Modern Language with Business and Management (Japanese) Degree Programme: all students on MLBM must take this pathway.
Building on students’ prior learning including residence in Japan, it aims to broaden students’ vocabulary (in both spoken and written registers), hone their communication and analytical skills and deepen their understanding of grammar and communicative behaviour in Japanese society. There will also be translation exercises between English and Japanese in both directions.
Knowledge and understanding
- further understand the nature of language learning and the level of skills required for advanced and professional use of Japanese.
- understand themselves as advanced learners and be able to engage effectively with the appropriate resources to confirm understanding
- understand the issues involved in translating Japanese into appropriate English and vice versa.
- express themselves orally on everyday matters and on a wide range of topics in the Japanese news relating to Japanese society, culture and events.
- show proficiency in reading Japanese texts and viewing and hearing TV and other audio and video material in standard Japanese and recognize certain features of dialect in both speech and writing
- write stylistically appropriate Japanese prose.
- have had practice translating into English and from English into Japanese, and mediating communication between the languages.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- analyse complex Japanese text
- mediate communication between Japanese and English
- present with confidence to an audience in Japanese
|Assessed Coursework Tasks||20%|
Formative or Summative
Marks and comments for the semester 1 coursework along with comments on in-class performance.
Formative and summative
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Jonathan Bunt||Unit coordinator|