United Kingdom, London

Learn Japanese (Beginner)

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1150

This is a basic introductory language course in the written and spoken language for absolute beginners and is equivalent to the first term of Japanese language study at university. Students are not assumed to have any previous knowledge of the language or its script.

The course covers several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to acquire basic skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write short simple texts, and communicate on simple everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and on the social and linguistic conventions of everyday conversation.

Course leader

Dr. Nathan W. Hill

Target group

A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

Course aim

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

-Gain knowledge and understanding of basic grammar
-Gain knowledge and understanding of essential vocabulary
-Gain knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context
-Demonstrate the ability to understand sentences and short passages in written language on certain everyday topics
-Demonstrate the ability to produce sentences in written language on certain everyday topics
-Demonstrate the ability to produce sentences in spoken language on certain everyday topics
-Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences on certain everyday topics

Fee info

GBP 1150: There is a 10% earlybird discount for applications received by 31st March 2019

Scholarships

Unfortunately, there are no SOAS scholarships