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Japanese

Japanese modules are year-long, over 2 teaching blocks. However, additionally a new beginners course starts in January. Higher level students can enrol on the second part of the more advanced year-long modules.

Our Japanese courses are taught face-to-face on its entirety, students will attend classes at Kingston University in Penrhyn Road.

At the end of each teaching block there will be two assessments: Reading and Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Japanese courses offered

Japanese Complete Beginners (starting in January)

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

Day and time:

  • Tuesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Japanese Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is aimed at learners who have studied Japanese for 3 months. Students will join the second part of the Japanese complete beginners course that started in October.

This course will provide students with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters and to further their awareness of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

Day and time:

  • Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Japanese Near Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is aimed to provide learners who have studied Japanese for 6 months with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters. Students will join the second part of Japanese Near Beginners course that started in October.

Day and time:

  • Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Japanese Elementary (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is for learners who have studied Japanese for 15 months and aims to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired previously. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop learners' understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Japan. Students will join the second part of Japanese Elementary course that started in October.

Day and time:

  • Thursdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Duration and fees

    Duration:
  • 20 weeks. You can choose to study for one semester only (10 weeks) or for the whole year.

Term dates:

  • Semester 1: Week commencing 1 October 2018 to week commencing 10 December 2018. No lessons in week commencing 29 October 2018 (10 weeks).
  • Semester 2: Week commencing 14 January 2019 to week commencing 25 March 2019. No lessons in week commencing 11 February 2019 (10 weeks).

Venue:

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees:

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to purchase the course textbook independently at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will provide details in the first class).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £60 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: fassshortcourse-info@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk

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