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FLTU1030 Upper-Intermediate Japanese 10 credits semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 8

Module manager: Kwok Wai Ng

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1023 or equivalent (i.e. 3 years of study) CEFR A2.

This module is mutually exclusive with

EAST1210Basic Japanese Language (1)

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who have already achieved AS/CEFR B1 or equivalent and wish to take their Japanese to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing in both formal and informal registers. The module includes a response to a reading stimulus task which is an open book assessment and allows for considered response. Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, intonation and pronunciation and reporting skills.


To consolidate knowledge of the Japanese language at upper intermediate/AS/CEFR B1 level and develop skills and competence up to A Level/CEFR B1+. On completion of the module, students should be able to exchange information on familiar and unfamiliar topics both orally and in writing, understand longer, more complex reading and listening material and demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of Japanese culture.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Communicate in the target language in a range of social and professional contexts
2. Demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of upper intermediate grammar with appropriate usage
3. Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
4. Demonstrate proficiency in reading through accurately extracting key information from written sources
5. Produce pieces of writing at upper-intermediate level in the three Japanese scripts with an appropriate degree of accuracy and sophistication
6. Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Japanese and English


- Review of language/grammar covered at lower intermediate level
- Relating the thoughts or words of others
- Conditional forms
- Formal and informal language
- Giving and asking for opinions, explaining reasons
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreement or disagreement
- Talking about cause and effect
- Using imperative and prohibitive forms
- Research and analysis of Japanese through film, poetry, song, manga, anime or media
- Through further study of the Japanese language students will learn about more nuanced facets of Japanese culture and social interaction.
- Situational Japanese – sports events, moving house, eating habits – diet/health, visiting someone’s house

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 (20 hours), review of the lesson (10 hours) , preparation for the weekly classes (20 hours) and for the assessment (30 hours).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, peer and tutor feedback, mock tasks as preparation for exams at the end of the semester. Opportunities for script practice, tutor and peer evaluation using online platform Padlet.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 50.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)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: 10/10/2023


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