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JAPANESE

Japanese is an East Asian language and the official language of Japan . It has120 million speakers worldwide. Japan is the world's third largest economy and a significant contributor to UK prosperity. Japanese is the fourth most common language on the internet.

British Council (2014), Languages for the Future

MODULES AVAILABLE

 

Taking Japanese with IWLP as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?

  • If you are in the first year of your course (Part 1 or PGT) - select through online module selection as you do for your other modules. If the selection window has closed go to module surgeries or support centres.
  • Returning students (Parts 2/3 and 4) - please discuss with a support centre how to change/add your module choices.
  • During the enrolment process you may be asked to complete a Placement test

Taking the language with IWLP but not as part of your degree (as non-credit)?

 

If you are unsure or have any further queries please contact the ISLI Admin Office on iwlp@reading.ac.uk ; 0118 378 7318; or in person, Room 224 Edith Morley Building (formerly HumSS).

 

LA1PJ1-IWLP Japanese 1

This is a beginners' module for students who have no prior knowledge of Japanese in either the written or spoken form. It will provide an introduction to Japanese, concentrating on its communicative use in familiar everyday situations. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the language and the ability to communicate at a survival level.Find out more

LA1PJ8 - Japanese 1 accelerated

This module is intended for students with some very basic knowledge of Japanese.
After the placement test, students who know some Japanese, and are able to read and write all Hiragana syllabic scripts, and thereby, able to progress to the exit level with fewer contact hours, will be allocated to Japanese 1: Accelerated.

This module will enable students to acquire a basic understanding of Japanese in an intensive yet manageable mode, which takes into account their previous knowledge and develops their ability to communicate in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance. The exit level for Japanese 1 Accelerated is the same as the one for the Standard Japanese 1.   Find out more

LA1PJ2-IWLP Japanese 2

This post-beginner module is intended for students with some basic knowledge of Japanese such as that acquired by taking IWLP Japanese 1(or equivalent). It aims at enabling students to consolidate and further their understanding of the language and their ability to communicate at a basic level in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance. Find out more

 

LA1PJ9-IWLP Japanese 2 with script support

This post-beginner module is intended for students with some basic knowledge of Japanese such as that acquired by taking IWLP Japanese 1 (or equivalent).  It aims at enabling students to consolidate and further their understanding of the language and their ability to communicate at a basic level in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance.

The script support module will be for students who would like additional support with reading and writing of Japanese script, and who want to develop further their skills in/strategies for reading and writing.  Find out more

 

If you would like to take Japanese at a higher level than we currently offer please be in contact with us via iwlp@reading.ac.uk.

LA1PJ3 - IWLP Japanese 3

The module is aimed at students with some previous basic knowledge of the Japanese language. It is intended for students with an entry level of:

"JF standard (Japan Foundation Standard for Japanese Language Education) ": Level A2 or the equivalent.


By the end of IWLP Japanese 3, students will have reached:

"JF standard (Japan Foundation Standard for Japanese Language Education) ": Level A2+ - B1

 Find out more

CONTACT TIME

Classes are 4 hours a week for Japanese 1 and Japanese 2 with script support; 3 hours for all other Japanese classes.  You have to attend all of the 4 or 3 hour sessions in one group.  Popular modules are offered in several parallel groups (A,B,C...) following the same syllabus.    

FEES

No additional fees are required for IWLP modules if you are:

- A current Undergraduate/Postgraduate Taught student taking IWLP modules as part of your

120/180 credits for the year (with permission by your School in your module specifications).

For other students:

- Non-credit fees will be £325 for the year. This will be billed to your student account during

November.

 

Exceptions:

- PGR students: If your School is going to fund your IWLP module please get the

 agreement form  signed by your School Director of Teaching & Learning. Those not being

funded will be charged £325 to their student account in November.

 

- Staff: All staff are required to pay for their IWLP module. The fee is £325. If your School/Dept

are willing to fund your module, please complete and return the  agreement form

 

All forms can either be handed in to Edith Morley (formerly known as Humss) 224 or emailed to iwlp@reading.ac.uk

WITHDRAWALS

We hope you will enjoy your IWLP module. If however there is a reason you need to withdraw, you will need to complete a withdrawal form. We cannot remove you from our records until we have received this form, even if you have told your home department/tutor. Refunds are given up to the end of Week 4 of the autumn term.

NB: All withdrawals will incur an administrative fee of £30.

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    iwlp@reading.ac.uk
  • Tel:
    +44 (0)118 378 7318
  • Visit:
    Edith Morley  224 (08.30am -5.00pm weekdays)

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