United Kingdom, London

Learn Japanese (Beginner)

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 1750

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 Akiko Furukawa, Dr Natsuko Shibata Perera

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

Credits info

15 EC
Courses are worth 15 SOAS credits, which is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to transfer credit to your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you apply. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to transfer credit rests with your home institution.

Fee info

GBP 1750: Credit assessed - if you have opted to study for credit, you will be required to complete all course assessments. Should you complete the assessments with success, you will receive a transcript confirming your marks and credits.
GBP 1600: Non-assessed - if you have not chosen to study for credit, you will be exempt from any course assignments and not receive a mark.

There is a 10% early bird discount for applications received by 31st March 2020.

Scholarships

The SOAS Academic Summer School is delighted to offer four tuition-fee waiver scholarships to passionate students with a desire to make a difference in the world.

The scholarships will cover the tuition fee for one Academic Summer School course in 2020

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