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The duration of the course for the minor route is 2 or 3 years. The joint and major routes, and Asia Pacific studies are 4 years including a period abroad in Japan in Year 3 for one year or one semester. The ratio of language to non-language modules is as follows:

Year 1: 2/3 in language and 1/3 in content
Year 2: 2/3 in language and 1/3 in language with content
Year 3: This is up to the institution where students are sent.
Year 4: All language with content Non Language module titles:

Year 1: Background to Japan
Year 2: Aspects in Japanese Society (preparation for a period abroad in Japan) Japanese is offered from ab-initio level for Major, Joint, Minor and Elective option. Subject Japanese courses can be taken as part of the Combined and Major, Joint, Minor Honours Programme and can be taken in combination with any other subjects (see examples). In Y1, Major, Joint and Minor students take the intensive language classes and the background lectures. In Y2, All students take language classes and Major and Joint students must attend "preparation for a period in Japan" module. Minor students can take this additional module to finish learning Japanese in Y2 or in Y3. In Y3, Major and Joint students will spend a period at one of our partner institutions in Japan . Currently, we have agreements for direct exchanges with universities in Tokyo, Chiba, Hyogo, Nagoya, Yamaguchi, Nagasaki, Fukuoka and Okinawa . Upon return, in Y4, the students on the Major and Joint routes will further study the language in compuslry double intensive module and they can take optional modules. Courses are designed to help develop high-level linguistic skills, knowledge of cultural, social or literary background of Japan. Students will be introduced to a wide range of learning methods including lectures, essay writing, language practice, and oral presentations. Every year, Japanese overseas students and students of Japanese form a very active Japanese Society. Also, lecturers are determined to keep the learning environment for students to be very homely and approachable. Students of Japanese tend to socialise and study together.


Study Period Abroad

Students who follow the Major or Joint routes have to spend a period in Japan in their Y3. Takako Amano (Senior Lecturer) is the Director for East Asia Exchange. UCLan and SoLIShas Direct Exchange agreements with Japanese HE institutions.


Postgraduate

MA in Interpreting and Translating


Japanese Courses offered at the University of Central Lancashire

Japanese is offered from ab-initio level for Joint, Minor and Elective option. Subject Japanese courses can be taken as part of the Combined and Joint Honours Programme and can be taken in combination with any other subjects (see examples).

In Y1, Joint and Minor students take the intensive language classes and the background lectures. In Y2, All students take language classes and Joint students must attend "preparation for a year in Japan " module. Minor students can take this additional module to finish learning Japanese in Y2 or in Y3. In Y3, Joint students will spend a year at one of our partner institutions in Japan . Currently, we have agreements for direct exchanges with universities in Osaka , Nagoya and Okinawa . Upon return, in Y4, the students on the Joint route will further study the language within the context of "Japanese in Business and Social context".

Courses are designed to help develop high-level linguistic skills, knowledge of business, cultural, social or literary background of Japan . Students will be introduced to a wide range of learning methods including lectures, essay writing, language practice, and oral presentations.

Every year, Japanese overseas students and students of Japanese form a very active Japanese Society. Also, lecturers are determined to keep the learning environment for students to be very homely and approachable. Students of Japanese tend to socialise and study together.


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