Japanese Modules

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Student testimonials

Please read below to find out what past students who studied Japanese modules have to say and why they would recommend the modules:

“It is clearly taught and structured. Gives a useful, practical introduction to the language.” Rachel Groocock, English Language and Literature, 1st year – Beginner Japanese

“Small class is better to learn skills and the teacher is friendly and to a high standard.” Zining Zhang, Accounting and Finance, 2nd year – Beginner Japanese

“Great opportunity for learning a language alongside degree – refreshing change of learning style from History modules – more effective than self teaching – good support and resources in university.” Victoria Atkinson, History, 3rd year – Elementary Japanese

“Interesting and rewarding, good teaching. Also not only language learning but cultural awareness and a lot of different personal skills – very broad module.” Viviane Cornelissen, Linguistics and Phonetics, 2nd year - Elementary Japanese

“Fascinating content, a great teacher, and a very enjoyable experience.” Josh Vuglar, History and English, 2nd year – Lower Intermediate Japanese

“Language skills are a very useful employability tool and provides students with access to foreign cultures which they may not have been able to have before.” Neville Smith, Chinese and International Relations, 1st year - Lower Intermediate Japanese

Which levels do we offer?

We offer Japanese modules from Beginner to Lower Intermediate level to undergraduate students at the University of Leeds. These modules are offered as 10 or 20 credit discovery modules and are taught across both semesters or one semester only.

Please note that due to our 10 credit modules being half the content than our 20 credit modules, it is difficult to progress to the next level.  If you would like the option of progressing to higher levels over your time at the University, please consider the relevant 20 credit module or consult the module tutor regarding further options. 

JAPANESE

Level

Number of Credits

Semester

Module Code

Beginners

20

1 & 2

FLTU1020

 

10

1

FLTU1025

 

20

2

FLTU1022

Elementary

20

1 & 2

FLTU1021

10 1 FLTU1125

Lower Intermediate

20

1 & 2

FLTU1023

 

10

1

FLTU1026

Level

Suitable For…

Beginner

Those who have no prior knowledge or previous study of the language.
*If you already know some of the language, you are not a beginner and therefore cannot enrol on a beginner module.

Elementary

Those who have already successfully completed an LfA beginner module or:
·         CEFR A1
·         About 40-50 hours of previous experience
·         An agreed equivalent.

Lower Intermediate

Those who have already successfully completed an LfA elementary module or:
·         GCSE grades A-C
·         CEFR A2 (with some competencies at B1)
·         Agreed equivalents of the above.


For any enquiries related to the Japanese modules, please e-mail us at lfa@leeds.ac.uk  or telephone us on  +44 (0)113 343 3245.