2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
EAST9012 Year Abroad in Japan
120 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Kazuki Morimoto
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2017/18
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of level 1 Japanese (Single honours or Joint honours).
Module replacesPrevious Year Abroad modules
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThe year abroad will take the form of one year's full-time language study in a University or Language Institute in Japan.
During this part of their degree programme, students will have the opportunity to:
- make substantial linguistic progress, over a wide range of registers, in respect of the target language;
- face the linguistic, intellectual and psychological challenges of living in another country;
- acquire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the target culture;
- develop the social/personal/transferable skills necessary for gaining maximum benefit from living in a different community;
- seek to enhance their future employability by familiarizing themselves, when appropriate, with the world of work within the target culture, or by reflecting on the utility of skills that they are acquiring while living abroad for their future employment.
By the end of their Year Abroad students should be able to:
- communicate fluently and appropriately, demonstrating a high degree of grammatical accuracy in the target language
- consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding of complex structures and registers of the target language
- demonstrate sophisticated receptive and productive skills, in a variety of contexts
- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the target culture and society.
Students will be able to:
- use language creatively and communicate information and ideas
- demonstrate self-reliance and adaptability in developing an awareness and understanding of a culture and society other than their own
- exercise personal responsibility and decision making.
Due to the varied opportunities for the year abroad, the syllabus will differ according to the East Asian institution. Students should make themselves familiar with the requirements for the year abroad as laid out in EAS Year Abroad specifications and in the Year Abroad contract. These documents are dispensed at the year abroad meetings (level 1) and are also available online.
Students must follow and pass the programme of the host institution in addition to fulfilling the extra requirements as detailed in the Year Abroad documentation, namely the Sakubun (composition) assignment and essay in English.
The year abroad module can be failed in the event of unsatisfactory work and attendance in respect of: a course of study abroad / written work required by East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.
Any student failing to meet all the coursework and attendance requirements will normally be required to take and pass a resit examination in September.
|Private study hours||1,200.00|
|Total Contact hours||0.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||1,200.00|
Private studyStudents will be expected to immerse themselves in the culture and language of the host country and undertake those activities necessary for successful completion of the year abroad programme.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will maintain contact with the School by e-mail; they will inform the year abroad co-ordinator of their progress and will seek approval in advance of any change.
Monitoring of progress is also undertaken by the host institution and communicated regularly to Leeds YA tutors.
Specific Leeds coursework requirements including logbooks, essays etc vary depending on the location of the Year Abroad and these are specified in the documentation provided at the briefings.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Placement Assessment||A detailed list of duties and requirements for the Year Abroad is available in the Year Abroad Handbook.||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 20/09/2017
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