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Japanese 5 (Level 6)


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Please note: classes for this course run for two and a half hours from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Our Japanese 5 short course enables you to progress to an upper-intermediate level of Japanese proficiency and prepares you for advanced language skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • communicate, with the appropriate speech and politeness forms, in social, business and academic situations; explain complex issues with a good level of accuracy; participate in discussions and prepare and deliver presentations
  • understand complex communication in social, academic and work situations and in the media across, for example, current affairs, social issues and politics
  • comprehend situation- and media-specific vocabulary and writing style in, for example, newspaper articles and business letters; read more complex texts including academic writing
  • write reports and essays accurately in terms of vocabulary, kanji-usage and writing style; formulate independently letters for work and social purposes
  • read and write approximately 550-700 kanji.

By the end of this course, you will be working towards JLPT N2 level.*

* Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Please note: this is only an approximate equivalence.

Assessment is via regular kanji, grammar and vocabulary tests (15%), reading comprehension (15%), written composition (15%), a three-hour examination (35%), a research essay in Japanese (15%) and class participation (5%).

Japanese 5 is one of a series of short courses we offer from beginner to advanced levels.

30 credits at level 6

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    You are strongly encouraged to contact us at for a language placement test. It will then be marked by our native Japanese teachers who will confirm with you which level to enrol.

    You should choose this course:

    • if you have previously taken Japanese 4 with us, or
    • if you have previously passed JLPT N3 level in Japanese.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.