Ab Initio Japanese III & IV

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

College of Arts and Law


Code 24178

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Pre-requisite modules 23205 (or equivalent)

Module description

This module will build upon the knowledge acquired in AB Initio Japanese I & II by further developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis is on the progressive acquisition of a sound grammatical knowledge of Japanese and approximately 100 Kanji learning. You develop receptive skills (listening and reading) as well as productive skills (speaking in daily situations and writing short compositions). The course will also aim to equip you with new structures in depth while revising and consolidating past knowledge. 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.