Japanese Advanced A (T2004)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This stage 5 advanced module is for you if you have already acquired the capacity to function with some autonomy in the target language. You’ll build on existing levels of proficiency at level B1 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The module aims to:

  • enable you to understand the main ideas within extended discourse and to communicate effectively, with increasing fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in a variety of contexts
  • provide opportunities across a variety of topics for practice of understanding and communication, 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
  • 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 (such as text, audio, audio-visual and digital).

This module is at B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: