This module is intended for students with pre-existing Japanese language ability equivalent to CEFR A2+ level. The module aims to bring students to an exit level of Japanese language proficiency that is equivalent to CEFR B1 level.
All the Japanese modules have been developed taking into account the QAA benchmark statements for a full or minor component in a language. QAA benchmark statements relate to the language component comprising at least one-third of the study total, resulting in students at the end of the relevant degree programme being at level C1. These Japanese modules make up less than one third of study and so the realistic minimum that would be achieved for a student starting at a beginner level in year 1 is CEFR B2, though students with some initial knowledge would be at C1.
A Demonstrate that they can follow clearly spoken, straightforward short talks on familiar topics in the target language
B Demonstrate a general understanding of the main points in straightforward factual texts in the target language on subjects of personal or professional interest
C Use the target language to give a short prepared presentation on a very familiar area, answer clear questions, and give or seek personal opinions in an informal discussion
D Use the target language to write short, comprehensible connected texts on familiar subjects
This module takes a communicative approach to language teaching, and involves a high level of interaction between teacher and students. Teaching and assessment will revolve around the setting and completion of specified language tasks.
This module includes 2*2 hours seminars plus 1 hour tutorial per week. Students will have 4 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The tutorial session will be designed to support student learning in and after class.