Level of study First Year
Credit value 20
Semester 2 only
Pre-requisite modules 20087 or equivalent
Other pre-requisites Students must be able to read and write both Hiragana and Katakana.
This module provides an introduction to the Japanese language for students with no previous knowledge. The course aims to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, which will lay the foundation for further study. The course will also aim to develop strategies for coping with daily situations. You will be given the opportunity to work in a group as well as individually.
Aspects of modern Japan will be introduced.
Teaching and learning methods
Practical language classes involving both whole-group and small-group/pair-work activities with emphasis on oral communication, use of visual aids, audio/video recordings and use of language laboratory where appropriate.