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FLTU1026 Lower intermediate Japanese 10 credits Semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 8

Module manager: Christopher Lacey

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1021, GCSE in Japanese or equivalent

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Lower intermediate Japanese is for students who have already studied Japanese for about 2 years/about 90 hours. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. You will develop your presentation skills, your research skills using resources in Japanese and your reporting skills. This module is also a useful springboard for students taking the Semester 2 Basic Japanese Language module EAST1220.


To consolidate knowledge of Japanese at elementary level and develop skills and competence. On completion of the module students should be able to identify main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in Japanese, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a native speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts of a reasonable length
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, in work and at university, and be able to understand the main points of audio-visual material when the delivery is at a reasonable pace
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Describe experiences and impressions orally and in writing
- Write short independent texts using Japanese script
- Demonstrate greater understanding of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Japanese and English


The module covers topic such as:
- Review of key areas and grammar covered in the elementary module
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Reporting speech, opinions and thoughts
- Colloquial and casual forms of speech
- Talking about abilities
- Explaining about changes and developments
- The imperative form and expressing necessity
- Natural consequences
- Talking about culture and society and cultural differences
- Review and learning of 200 kanji

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the assessed coursework and preparation for the final exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioMulti Skill Portfolio50.00
PresentationSpeaking Task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:40:10


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