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

For those who have no previous study or knowledge of the language.
If you have studied a little of this language before, an assessment by the module tutor will be required.

Elementary

For students who have completed our beginner module or:

  • have some knowledge of the language perhaps from previous study
  • about 40-50 taught hours/200 private study hours.
  • read and write hiragana, katakana and c.20-30 kanji.
  • have an awareness of character origin, form and different readings.

Lower Intermediate

For students who have completed our elementary module or students who have:

  • a GCSE or equivalent
  • have studied the language for about 80-100 taught hours/400 private study hours.
  • Read and write c.100-120 kanji and have an awareness of structure, form, radicals and rules of writing kanji.
  • Be comfortable with hiragana and katakana.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of particles.

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.