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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
SummaryJapanese Language 3 is an online course that offers guidance and support on the students' language learning during their third year so that they can reach the advanced language levels.
Course description Students are required to undertake intermediate language study for a minimum of 30 weeks enrolled on courses at Edinburgh or at an approved institution of higher education in Japan.

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 the courses at Edinburgh or living and studying in Japan. Through various activities in courses at Edinburgh or the institutions in Japan, students consolidate their language knowledge as a preparation for their senior Honours year's study, which requires a high language proficiency up to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1.
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 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
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 60 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course work (100%)
- Oral assignment with an online quiz creation (20%)
- Automatically graded online tests (20%)
- Essay in Japanese (20%)
- Oral interview (40%)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of all aspects of the course. You will receive timely and detailed feedback on your formal homework assignments and course work.
You will also receive instant scores and feedback after on continuous assessments via online tests throughout the year.
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, or Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1
  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 complex subjects with detailed descriptions
  5. apply first hand knowledge of Japanese society and culture to their autonomous research projects
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Personal and intellectual autonomy: Self-awareness and reflection; independent learning and development; creative and inventive thinking, knowledge integration and application

Personal effectiveness: Planning, organising and time management; team working; assertiveness and confidence; flexibility.

Communication: Interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication, presentation.
Study Abroad Students will take mid-intermediate to advanced level Japanese language tuitions from Edinburgh and/or 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 secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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