Languages for All Modules

(subject to availability).

Module Semester Credits Module Objectives
EAS107 Non-Specialist Japanese Language Autumn 20 Unfortunately, due to high numbers of registrations for this module for credit, we are unable to offer it not for credit this year
EAS108 Non-Specialist Japanese Language Spring 20 This module builds on EAS107, with an emphasis on learning more basic structures and using them for communication. More kanji will be introduced as reading and writing tasks become more complex.
EAS118 Non-Specialist Chinese Language Autumn 10 This module aims to enable students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese to acquire basic practical language skills. With an emphasis in communicative abilities, all four language skills – listening, reading, speaking, and writing – are developed through classroom practice and self-directed learning.
EAS119 Non-Specialist Chinese Language Spring 10 This module aims to enable students with some prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (ca. 250 Chinese words) to acquire further practical language skills. With an emphasis on communicative abilities, all four language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – are developed through classroom practice and self-directed learning.
EAS171
Non-Specialist Korean Language
Autumn 10 This module aims to provide an introduction to the Korean Language for students with no previous knowledge. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing, which will lay the foundation for further study through classroom practice and self-directed learning. The module also aims to stimulate students’ interest in Korea and Korean society by being aware of some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.
EAS172
Non-Specialist Korean Language
Spring 10 This module aims to enable students with some prior knowledge of Korean to acquire further practical language skills. With an emphasis on communicative abilities, all four language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – are developed through classroom practice and self-directed learning. There will be a continued focus on developing students' further broaden awareness of the social and cultural characteristics of modern Korea and Korean culture.
EAS211 Non-Specialist Japanese Language 3 Autumn 20 The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in EAS108 Japanese for Non-Specialists II. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary and kanji are introduced and practised. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through role-plays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. Students will acquire the skills to read or extract information from unseen materials in reading comprehension class.
EAS212 Non-Specialist Japanese Language 4 Spring 20 The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in EAS211 Japanese for Non-Specialists III. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary and kanji are introduced and practised. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through role-plays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. Students will acquire the skills to read or extract information from unseen materials in reading comprehension class.
EAS216 Non-Specialist Chinese Language Autumn 10 This module aims to enable student with beginners’ level Mandarin Chinese (ca. 500 Chinese Characters) to acquire increasingly complex practical language skills – Listening, reading, speaking and writing are developed through practice and situational Chinese.
EAS217 Non-Specialist Chinese Language Spring 10 This module aims to enable students with beginners’ level Mandarin Chinese (ca. 700 Chinese characters) to acquire increasingly complex practical language skills. With an emphasis on communicative abilities, all four language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing are developed through practice and situational Chinese.
EAS351 Non-Specialist Japanese Language 5 Autumn 20 The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in EAS212. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary and a further 121 kanji are introduced and practised. Students will further develop their oral competence through role-plays in more practical and detailed situations and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication.
EAS352 Non-Specialist Japanese Language 6 Spring 20 The module consolidates the skills acquired up to EAS351. It is aimed to train students to apply their knowledge in more practical and realistic situations. Further necessary grammatical constructions, a broader range of vocabulary and a further 120 kanji are introduced. The principles underlying the structure of kanji will be confirmed and students will practice how to use a kanji dictionary, thus enabling greater independent study. Students will further develop their oral competence through role playing, speeches, presentations and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication.