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EAST2300 Intermediate Japanese (1)

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Kazuki Morimoto

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23


EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is for those who have taken Japanese A-level or equivalent.It aims to provide a solid foundation in Japanese grammar and further development of both spoken and written skills. Upper-elementary to intermediate grammar and vocabulary will be introduced and reinforced through conversation, extensive reading and translation practice.


To continue Japanese language training, building on level-one modules so as to provide a solid grounding in Japanese grammar and further development of speaking and writing skills.

Learning outcomes
To write Japanese fluently and accurately in all language tasks and, in translation between English and Japanese, to use both languages accurately, with correct spelling and grammar.


Intermediate-level grammar, including advanced verb forms, use of honorific language, etc. Intermediate-level translation and composition. Conversation practice.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class601.0060.00
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Study for vocabulary, grammar and characters ------30 hours
- Preparation for textbooks and reading materials -----20 hours
- Homework ------------------------------------------------------30 hours
- Oral-aural practice by audio materials -------------------30 hours
- On-line learning using WWW materials -----------------30 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress will be monitored through regular quizzes and homework, as well as their class performance.
Feedback will be provided wherever possible both orally and in writing.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class speeches, Vocabulary/Kanji quizzes20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resists 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) (S1)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

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: 18/08/2022


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