Japanese Advanced B (T2005)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

You can study this Stage 6 module if you are at level B1 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.

You will:

  • understand the main ideas within extended discourse and communicate effectively in Japanese, with increasing fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in different contexts
  • practise your understanding and communication using your advanced listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Japanese
  • consolidate and develop the range of complex Japanese language structures, syntax, and specialised vocabulary to allow further accuracy and control in use of Japanese
  • analyse aspects of the general social and cultural background of the language through activities and materials in a range of media

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


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


60%: Coursework (Oral examination, Report)
40%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.