Japanese Advanced A (T2004)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This stage 5 advanced course is for you if you have already acquired the capacity to function with some autonomy in the target language.

Building on existing levels of proficiency at level B1 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference [CEFR] the course aims to:

  • enable you to understand the main ideas within extended discourse and to communicate effectively in the target language, with increasing fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in a variety of contexts
  • provide opportunities, across a variety of topics, for practice of understanding and communication in the target language using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at an advanced level
  • introduce and develop the range of complex elements of language structures, syntax, and vocabulary to allow continued progression in the target language
  • facilitate the analysis of some aspects of the general social, political and/or cultural background of the language through a variety of contextualised activities and materials, in a range of media, e.g. text; audio; audio-visual; digital.

Successful completion of the course is equivalent to level B1-B2 (Independent User) of the CEFR for Languages.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 45 hours of contact time and about 105 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: