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Japanese 3 (LL226)_2122



This module is offered to students who have successfully completed LL225 Japanese 2 module / LL291 Japanese Accelerated Beginners or those with good equivalent working knowledge of Japanese (CEFR A1+ / A2). Students who have attained a good grade (minimum A) in GCSE Japanese could enter this level if they are highly motivated.

Main Objectives:

This module aims to enable students:

  • To understand and produce language on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • To work towards or achieve A2.2 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference)

This module is available for 24 or 30 credits.


21-week teaching, each of which will include:

  • Asynchronous pre-recorded video(s) - accessible through Moodle, to be studied before the synchronous session
  • 2-hour face-to-face/online synchronous session in small group
  • Independent study & homework

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study over the course of this module is 240 hours. 10 hours of study a week on average will be required including independent study.


Term 1 - Interim test (10%) - scheduled on Saturday, 11 December 2021

Term 3 - Reading/writing test (50%) + Speaking test (40%)



Course Texts:

The following textbook must be bought by students.

Minna No Nihongo 2nd Ver: Bk.2 w/ Cd (2013) ISBN-13: 978-4883196463

NB: Students need to buy this edition.

NB: The first half of the book will be used for this module.

The following book is highly recommended for students to buy.

Minna No Nihongo 2nd Ver: Bk.2 Translation & Grammatical Notes English Ver ISBN-13: 978-4-88319-664-7

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • Understand texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
  • Engage in oral communication describing situations with relevant details
  • Provide reasons and evidence when giving opinions on familiar topics
  • Produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, using correct characters


Communicative situations
  • asking for and giving advice
  • expressing ability and possibility
  • discribing an action done in preparation
  • expressing of regret, embarrassment and completion of action
  • expressing one's plans etc.
Grammatical content
  • potential forms of verbs
  • intransitive verbs
  • volitional forms of verbs
  • imperative and prohibitive forms of verbs
  • conditional forms of verbs
  • passive forms of verbs etc.
  • further Kanji