Call for Applications: Japanese Summer School at SOAS

DURATION:    2 weeks or 4 weeks

TUITION FEE:  £1,150 (10% discount if you apply by 31 March)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

FEATURED EVENTS

  • Overview
  • Structure
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Fees and funding
  • Apply

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: Summer 2019

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Programme Description

Learning a language enables you to communicate; it gives direct access to foreign-language sources. Learning a language opens up a world of possibilities for dialogue, understanding, personal development and careers: languages set you free.

Choose to learn Chinese Mandarin at level 1a (Beginner) or level 1b (Advanced Beginner), or combine both levels over 4 weeks.

Japanese Level 1a (Beginner)
1 – 12 July 2019

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.

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
Japanese Level 1b (Advanced Beginner)
15 – 26 July 2019

This is a basic language acquisition course for students who want to build on the essential skills acquired in Level 1a, or who have equivalent existing knowledge and want to develop their skills. This course is equivalent to the second term of Japanese language study at university and students are therefore assumed to have some basic knowledge of the language or its script.

Students will develop their knowledge of some of the several basic constructions of the language, enabling them to advance their skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write simple texts, and communicate on everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and on the social and linguistic conventions of everyday conversation.

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

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of commonly used grammar.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of vocabulary related to a range of everyday topics.
  • Gain greater knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand passages in written language on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce short passages in written language on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences and short passages on everyday topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics.

Assessment

Assessment for each course will be a test at the end of the first week of 40 minutes duration (30%) and at the end of the second week of 60 minutes duration (70%)

15 SOAS credits

These are level 4 courses (equivelent to first year undergraduate). Each two-week language module is worth 15 credits in the UK system. 15 credits is normally 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.

Enquiries

For more information, please fill out our enquiries form.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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