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Japanese 2


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 4
  • Convenor: Dr Michael Tsang
  • Tutors: Yoko Kagawa, Junko Kinukawa
  • Assessment: vocabulary and grammar tests (15%), reception skills (20%), a writing composition (20%), a final examination including oral test (40%), class participation (5%)

Module description

Japanese 2 builds on Japanese 1. You will learn how to make yourself understood in simple social and work situations, including talking about hobbies, describing past activities, conveying your intentions and communicating your opinions. Through guided practice you will increase your listening comprehension in face-to-face situations.

Using the approximately 200 basic kanji characters you will have acquired by the end of the module, you will read texts that you may encounter in everyday life and some business settings, and compose messages and basic documents.