This module is intended for students with pre-existing Japanese language ability equivalent to CEFR B2 level. The module aims to bring students to an exit level of Japanese language proficiency that is equivalent to CEFR B2+ 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 lectures and presentations in a field of interest in the target language, even if the organization and language are both complex.
B. Demonstrate detailed understanding of target language texts within a field of interest, or understanding of specialized articles outside of their own field with some vocabulary assistance.
C. Use the target language to give a clear, well-structured presentation, with highlighting of significant points, and to express ideas and opinions clearly, precisely and convincingly in the context of a discussion.
D. Use the target language to produce writing that develops an argument, with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.
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 hour seminars plus 1 hour of tutorial per week. Students will have 4 hours per week of integrated skills class, covering reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The tutorial sessions will be designed to support student learning in and after class.