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Advanced reading & writing in Japanese 3 (120 EC)


Admission requirements

Students admitted to Students admitted to MA Japanese Studies (120 ec). Successful completion of Advanced integrated Japanese 1 & 2 (year1/sem1&2/blocks1-3).


In this relatively short course, students will focus on developing skills to be able to express and discuss their professional field of study. Language activities are organized in order to develop and enhance logical thinking further.

Course objectives

In addition to the development and enhace logical thinking, students will also receive training in developing skills necessary to both present and produce texts about specialized topics including their thesis.

Time table

See time table.

Course load

  • Total: 140 hrs – Classes: 12 hrs (2 hrs once a week over 6 weeks) – Text reading and class preparations: 50 hrs – Preparation for the oral presentation: 38 hrs – Preparation for the Kanji Quizzes: 10 hrs – Writing Assignments : 10 hrs – Extra activities: Japanese internet news site reading etc.: 20 hrs

Mode of Instruction


Assessment Method

Participation element (attendance, assignments, Kanji & Vocabulary Quiz): 40%
Oral presentation: 30%
Final exams (reading & writing): 30%

Reading List

In-house material.