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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST1220 Basic Japanese Language (2)

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Ayako Yoshino

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24


EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To introduce students to further 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 expected to build on their knowledge of kanji characters - and to have covered approximately 500 by the end of the module.

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 (kanji tests, vocabulary tests) Mid-semester Language test (non-assessed)
Compositions in Japanese & written exercises (both non-assessed)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentContinuous assessment20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

No re-sit is available for the in-course assessment.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Students will be required to achieve a pass mark in the written exam in order to pass this module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:39:00


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