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Modules

Credits: 20

Optional module

If you have no prior knowledge of the Japanese language, this is the module you will take. With a focus on practical communication skills and self-expression the course covers the language needed to communicate in Japanese on routine and familiar topics.

Credits: 20

Optional module

If you have studied Japanese before, this is the module you will take. It is designed to build on your previous knowledge. With a focus on self-expression, narrative and description the course covers the language needed to communicate socially in Japanese.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

This module introduces you to the discipline of applied linguistics and to controversies in its definition, scope and relationship to linguistics and language teaching. The module will prepare you for any tutoring you may do in your second year and beyond.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

This module aims to develop your critical awareness of language. It will introduce the historical development of language and of English, of linguistics, and a variety of systematic approaches to language study.

Credits: 20

Optional module

Build on your knowledge from semester one and improve your confidence in Japanese. Successful students will be able to read and understand written texts and express themselves on everyday matters both orally and in writing.

Credits: 20

Optional module

Build on your knowledge from semester one and further improve your confidence in Japanese. Successful students will be able to read and understand written texts and be able to express a wide range of ideas both orally and in writing.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

On this module you will examine the grammatical framework of linguistic structures. You will consider how the elements of this framework relate to meaning. Where possible, you will explore these issues in relation to real texts.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

Incorporating examples and case studies from around the world, this module prepares you to understand ‘culture’ beyond the essentialist stereotyping. You will reflect on and improve your own communication skills, while gaining theoretical knowledge in the area of intercultural communication.

Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

On this module, you will consider relevant issues and practices within the workplace. Explore the communication demands on the work-seeker within contemporary society. Embark on a 10-day work placement.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

Learn Japanese through engaging activities which cover a range of Japan-related topics. We will guide you as you learn to describe experiences and events in Japanese both through speech, and writing. 

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

This module helps you develop an awareness of the psychological dimensions of language knowledge and use. It will provide you with a broad map of the concepts, issues, phenomena and research methods associated with the field of psycholinguistics.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

How does the spread of English impact other languages, cultures and identities? This module addresses the development, structure and use of international varieties of English. You'll trace the origins and history of the language to its current role as a global language.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

This module builds on and applies phonetics teaching from your first year. We will introduce you to aspects of phonetics and phonology which support the analysis of varieties of language. These include child phonology and languages other than English.

Modules

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

Classes are content-based so you will communicate in Japanese to discuss a range of topics. At the end of the module you will be able to communicate in Japanese, both orally and in writing, for a range of purposes.

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

This module will train you to be a critical, reflective and adaptive TESOL professional who is aware of current debates in the TESOL field and can articulate your position. On the module you will study what to teach and how to assess in a globalised world, hoe to analyse goals, needs and preferences of your students and how to cater for individual differences. 

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

On this module, you will study second language acquisition theory and gain a critical understanding of variation in L2 English. Looking at both L1 and L2 Englishes, you will explore grammatical and Phonological features including, verbs and clauses, word class and order, phonotactics, syllable structure and stress. 

Credits: 20

Compulsory module

Building on your knowledge from semester one, you will communicate in Japanese to discuss a range of topics. At the end of the module you'll be able to communicate in Japanese, both orally and in writing, for a range of purposes.

Credits: 40

Compulsory module

Carry out independent research on a topic of your choice. One-to-one tutorials with a designated dissertation tutor will support you through this module. This is your opportunity to bring all your learning together into an extended piece of work.

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