More Japanese Stage 2 ADED11300

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Consolidation of what students learned in Japanese Stage 2


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 3: Thursday 7.15pm-9.15pm (weeks 6-10)

Requirements of Entry

Japanese Stage 2 or equivalent.

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To enable students to achieve basic level of communicative competency and linguistic accuracy in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to Japanese. The course should develop students' knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Japanese language, enable them to apply this knowledge practically, in speaking activities with other students, simultaneously developing their communication skills and encouraging autonomous learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to:
- Talk firstly about themselves and then about another person (family, friends, relation etc.).

- Say who they are, what they work at etc.

- Say what they do during the week, at the weekends.

- Say what time they get up at, have breakfast, go to work, watch TV etc.

- Describe themselves.

Students produce a piece of written work (roughly 40 words in Hiragana and Katakana) similar to the following:

- Write the dialogue of a conversation which takes place in department store between a shop assistant and a customer.

- Write the dialogue of a conversation which takes place at a ticket office in a train station. (You would like to go to London on Friday and come back to Glasgow on Sunday).

Students should be able to:

- Talk about some of the things they did on the day prior to the class; say at what time they got up, had breakfast, went to bed etc.; say if they watched television, went out, went to the pictures, met friends etc.

- Invite, suggest and offer to do something when you are inviting someone to decide a time, place etc. for something; ask someone what time they should meet at etc.; invite someone to play tennis on Saturday etc.

- Describe things and people; ask someone about their impression of something and respond to their viewpoint.

Students produce a piece of written work (roughly 70-80 words in Hiragana and Katakana) similar to the following:

- Write a letter to a Japanese penpal who would like to visit Scotland. You should give advice when he/she should or had better come/not come etc. What he/she should see etc....

- Your tutor will give you a story told in pictures which you have to try and tell in Japanese.

- You have found articles like the "Friendship Network" which advertise for penpals. You can get to know people from all kinds of countries and find Japanese friends. Why not find a penpal and widen your network? Write a letter of self-introduction to "Friendship Network", saying what kind of person you are, what you like doing in your spare time (how often? why? where? etc.) and why you are studying Japanese.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits