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Undergraduate Course: Japanese Language 3 (ASST10128)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents will be required to spend a total of 30 weeks attending university in Japan, following an approved study programme of intensive Japanese language courses.
Course description Students will be enrolled in intensive language classes at one of our partner universities in Japan for the entire academic year.

Students will be required to spend a total of 30 weeks attending university in Japan and following a programme of approved study. They will normally participate in an exchange with one of our partner universities in Japan, where Japanese language classes for foreign students will form part of the curriculum. The course aims to enable students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Japanese language (developing their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening) and culture through living and studying in Japan.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Costs of travel to Japan and maintenance expenses while resident in Japan.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  30
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 200, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 80 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Presentation in Japanese on an academic topic, supporting materials and participation in question and answer sessions (normally held in Semester 1, Week 1 of year 4): 80%
Continuous assessment: 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competence in all four skill areas of Japanese language commensurate to JLPT level N2
  2. Engage in everyday activities in Japan
  3. Take account of cultural conventions regarding politeness and register of speech when interacting with Japanese people in a range of situations
  4. Speak confidently about their dissertation topic in Japanese
  5. Apply first hand knowledge of Japanese society and culture to their autonomous research projects
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad Students will normally be placed as exchange students at one of the University of Edinburgh's partner universities in Japan, where they will be enrolled for appropriate courses in Japanese language for non-native Japanese.
KeywordsAS Jap Lang 3
Course organiserMs Fumiko Narumi-Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 6971
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
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