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Japan is the world’s third-largest economy, and many of the world’s top business organisations are Japanese. Japan is one of the largest exporters and importers globally and has a large financial sector. Japan has a distinct culture, with Japanese popular culture, including anime and manga, being popular around the world, but having particular influence in East and Southeast Asia.

Japanese modules for 2022/23 are offered at Beginner, Elementary or Intermediate levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level

Most of our modules are year-long. Intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week) can also be taken over one semester only. In academic year 2022/23, all language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus (except for one Japanese beginner module, which is taught online). 

A small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2023) - please see below. The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2023.

Japanese Language and Culture 1b

  • Module Code: LAN4042 (credit) / LAN4047 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 5-7pm (Language Lab 1) and Thu 4-6pm (Queens QB-211) (pls note change of day/time)

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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