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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST2222 Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Mr Kazuki Morimoto

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

EAST9012 Year Abroad in Japan
EAST1220 Basic Japanese Language (2)


EAST1220Basic Japanese Language (2)

Module replaces

EAST 2210 Using Japanese (2)EAST 2230 Understanding Japanese (2A)EAST 2240 Understanding Japanese (2B)

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module aims to further develop spoken communication skills in Japanese based upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 1 and Year Abroad.

By the end of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1) Communicate naturally and appropriately in familiar contexts encountered in daily life;
2) Give a short speech based upon their experiences and opinions in an effective manner;
3) Discuss familiar/social issues and express their own opinions clearly using a wide range of vocabulary and expressions;
4) Comprehend most daily conversations spoken at natural speed both in formal and informal settings.

Skills outcomes
Development of overall oral/aural communication skills


This module will focus on both oral and aural skills with special emphasis on spoken communication skills. Oral skills will be developed through speech presentations and discussions on various personal and social topics. Both collective and individual pronunciation clinics will be provided. Aural skills will be also consolidated through listening dialogues, news and other authentic/semi-authentic materials.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours137.00
Total Contact hours63.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Preparation for speeches and discussions (50 hours)
Learning vocabulary and expressions given in the handouts (50 hours)
On-line learning using WWW materials (37 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- In-Class speech presentations
- In-Class discussions
- In-Class listening exercises

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn course speeches (20%) and listening portfolio (20%)40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

The resit will be available in August.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

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


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