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Japanese 7 Plus

Language
Japanese
Target group
Staff
Students
Others
Start level
B1.1
Target level
B1.2
Starting date
February
Language of instruction
Japans/Engels

Course description

The Japanese 7 Plus course is a small group course for a maximum of 7 persons. This means that there is a lot of personal attention and assistance for the course participants. This course is intended for those who have completed the Japanese 6 course or have a comparable level (B1.1) of Japanese. In this course, the topics covered include: your town, food on special occasions, the world of sumo, first impressions. All skills are covered: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Besides the language, this course also focuses on culture and society.

After completing this course, you will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials. Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home (approximately three hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with a test. Participants who have attended 80% of the lessons and who have successfully completed the final test are awarded a certificate.

Course material

  • Chūkyū o Manabō (ISBN9784883197880)​​​​​

Available through: verasia https://verasia.eu/. Make sure to order the second edition. Please contact talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl for a discount code. 

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University. The course is open to any person aged 17 or older with a completed secondary school education. 

You can register for this course if you have successfully completed the Japanese 6 course of the Academic Language Centre, or if you can demonstrate in some other way that you possess the required entry level. A basic knowledge of English is required.

Other information

  • The minimum number of participants for this course is 3, the maximum 7.
  • The course load is  hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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