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CULP: Japanese Basic 2


Course will be delivered online.

The courses are delivered in a blended-learning mode, face-to-face and online. The focus is on spoken, oral/aural communicative competence. Students are required to attend to online multimedia materials and read the proscribed texts in their own time so that the classroom time is dedicated to face-to-face communication/discussion.

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Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available

CULP Basic 1 / CEF A1

Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • Hiring a boat/bicycle/car
  • Talking about sports
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about regular activities
  • Enquiring at the tourist office
  • Shopping for food, clothes and gifts
  • Asking for directions
  • Using public transport
  • Visiting the doctor / chemist

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context.
  • Reading: Read fairly confidently the Hiragana and Katakana characters. Understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters using Japanese characters.
  • Writing: Complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.

At the Basic 2 level the main aims are:

  • To enhance students understanding of to the complex historical and cultural background of Japan;
  • To further develop the understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the Japanese language;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a wider range of every-day predictable situations.

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
  • Students Fees: £200 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £200 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning


Three times per year (subject to demand)

Related courses
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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