This module is offered to students who have successfully completed LL226 Japanese 3 module or those with good equivalent working knowledge of Japanese.
The prime aim of this module is to enable students:
- to understand ideas in depth and carry out communication accordingly on a range of familiar social topics
- to work towards or achieve B1.2 of CEFR ( Common European Framework of Reference)
This module offers 24 or 30 credits.
We aim to teach in the following delivery manner.
- Asynchronous pre-recorded videos (accessible through moodle, to be studied before the synchronous session)
- 90-minute synchronous session (small group)
Term 2 and 3: TBC
We will confirm how the module will be delivered (online, face-to-face, or combination of the two), given the circumstances at the time.
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
Term 3 - one reading/writing test + one speaking test
NB: Term 1 interim test is scheduled to take place on Saturday 12 December 2020
The following textbook must be bought by students.
- Minna no Nihongo Shokyu ll Dai 2-Han (2nd edition) Honsatsu (Main Text) ISBN: 9784883196463
NB: Students need to buy this edition.
NB: The second half of the book will be used for this module.
The following two books are highly recommended for students to buy.
- Minna no Nihongo Shokyu ll Dai 2-Han (2nd edition) Honyaku Bunpo Kaisetsu Eigo-ban (Translation and Grammar Notes - English) ISBN: 9784883196647
- Minna no Nihongo Shokyu II Dai 2-Han (2nd edition) Shokyu de Yomeru Topikku 25 (Reading Comprehension Text) ISBN: 9784883197125
By the end of this module, students should become able to:
- apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
- understand the main ideas and details of reasonably complex texts on a range on a range of social topics
- engage in oral communication, describing with details and expressing opinions with justification on a range of social topics, with fluency
- write a clear, detailed text on a range of social topics explaining viewpoints objectively with appropriate register, where necessary, using correct characters
The syllabus will include the following:
- expressing reasons and causes
- expressing polite requests
- expressing purposes
- expressing politeness etc.
- causative form of verbs
- honorific and humble expressions etc.
- some further Kanji (Chinese characters)