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An Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture


Complete beginners.

Prior knowledge:

Little or no knowledge of Japanese. However, students should have a good standard of spoken and written English and be able to work independently.

What will I learn?

You will learn a few simple phrases in Japanese and will gain an insight into life and customs in Japan.

Subject contents/Topics to be covered:

Some common greetings, goodbyes and useful phrases and customs about greetings
An introduction to the Japanese writing system
Simple phrases to introduce yourself
Simple phrases to order food and drinks and some popular Japanese dishes and drinks
Topics of individual interest

Teaching/learning methods:

During this course, all teaching will be undertaken online via Zoom.

Teacher presentation, followed by students practising together in small groups, pairs or as a whole class.

What examinations will I be able to take?

There will be no formal examinations for this course.

Assessment pattern:

Continuous assessment based on work done in class and at home by the Tutor to update you on your progress

Additional costs to students:

Text book: To be advised by the Tutor during the first class. Students are advised not to buy any text books before the course starts.

What extra work will I need to do outside the classroom?

Approximately one hour per week going over work done in class, doing simple exercises and learning vocabulary.

Equipment/information needed to participate in class

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. You will need to have a webcam and a microphone in order to participate fully. You will also need a current e-mail address so that your Tutor can send you the invitation to join his/her online classroom. You will need to ensure you supply your e-mail address when you enrol so that you are able to participate from the start.

Progression opportunities:

Completion of this course will enable students to join a further Japanese course in the summer term, subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers


Japanese: An Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture

  • Reference DEL227-20
  • Start Date: 23 Feb 2021
  • End Date: 23 Mar 2021
  • Course Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time: Tue 20:00 - 21:30
  • 10 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee82.87
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