This course is part of the Certificate of Higher Education: Modern Languages and this is a University qualification. The course is run for part-time, non-residential students, and comprises 10 credits. This module introduces students to contemporary Japanese, developing all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, A wide range of activities are undertaken, such as practical language exercises, work into and out of Japanese and vocabulary-building activities. This will be delivered by commercially produced and in-house language materials from a variety of sources.
The module will continue to encourage their curiosity about the Japanese language, the country, the people, their environment, society, traditions and culture. It will enable the student to reach a level of elementary competence in the four main areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good introductory command of Japanese, and should be able to proceed to Improvers 1 or equivalent.