Ab Initio Japanese

Centre for Modern Languages, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 23205

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Other pre-requisites GCSE Grade C in another modern language or equivalent

Module description

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.

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.