LANG20380 Japanese Language & Culture 3b (CEFR A2.2)

Academic Year 2023/2024

The objective of this module is to enable students to develop their language competence to an intermediate level. Students will learn to perform a range of language tasks in familiar and social contexts with emphasis on strategies for communication. The skills of reading and listening comprehension will be extended and the knowledge and use of Japanese grammar and syntax consolidated and extended. The module will provide the opportunity to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of Japan. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 16 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• communicate effectively on a broad range of topics which are familiar or of personal interest
(spoken production)
• initiate and maintain conversations and discussions relating to everyday and university contexts
(spoken interaction)
• comprehend some detail in listening texts on familiar topics (listening)
• read and understand straightforward authentic written texts in common genres and recognize 50
new kanji characters (reading)
• construct short written texts in appropriate style with basic kanji characters in order to communicate
information (writing)

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A2.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Interactive learning through varying tasks; focus on structure, integrating culture and language 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed Japanese Language and Culture 3a, CEFR A2.1, Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in this language.

Learning Exclusions:

Students with a CEFR level A2.2 in this language are not eligible to take this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance/Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually on the midterm exam in week 7-8. Individual feedback on summative assessment available on request.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 16:00 - 17:50