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EAST1210 Basic Japanese Language (1)

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Mika Takewa

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To introduce students to basic Japanese language skills.


The module will consist of 9 student contact hours per week. These will comprise:
1) Introduction to new grammatical points,
2) Practical exercises based on new grammatical points,
3) Listening comprehension,
4) Reading and translation. At the outset of the module, students will be taught the two Japanese syllabifies (hiragana and katakana) and will subsequently be introduced to approximately 200 kanji characters.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours110.00
Total Contact hours90.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Preparation and follow up for each class
Preparation for assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Assessed coursework (1 x hiragana test; 1 x katakana test; vocabulary tests, kanji tests, 1 x mid semester Language test) Compositions in Japanese & written exercises (both non-assessed)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentContinuous assessment25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins45.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 02/03/2018 17:22:46


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