Today there is an increasing demand for Japanese speakers and the course provides a sound basis for developing the necessary communication skills. In addition, Japanese is fascinating in its own right, very different from European languages, yet in some ways not as difficult as most people imagine. This is a rare and good opportunity to have an insight into Japanese culture. Although reading.
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Today there is an increasing demand for Japanese
speakers and the course provides a sound basis for developing the
necessary communication skills. In addition, Japanese is fascinating in
its own right, very different from European languages, yet in some ways
not as difficult as most people imagine.
This is a rare and good
opportunity to have an insight into Japanese culture. Although reading and
writing Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji - Chinese characters) may
sound impossible, you will be amazed how interesting they are and should
enjoy exploring the language.
Having a qualification in Japanese
will certainly make your future university or job application stand out
from the rest!
Japanese was introduced at Barton Peveril College
over ten years ago, leading to a nationally recognised qualification in
Japanese. Many students continue for a second year to GCSE. Many have
chosen to include Japanese as part of their University course.
Will I Learn On This Course?
The one year course is varied,
making use of authentic materials, recordings and videos to supplement the
'vocabulary and grammar structure' booklets.
At the end of the
course you will:
* be equipped with sufficient confidence to
communicate in simple language with a native speaker
knowledge of the culture of Japan at a basic contextual level
* be able
to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and some Kanji.
Content And Method Of Assessment
ASSET Language is built around
a flexible combination of teacher assessments and external assessments,
offering classroom-based 'assessment for learning' and demand-led external
assessments throughout the year.
Each of the four skills (Speaking,
Listening, Reading and Writing) forms a separate qualification.
You can carry onto the GCSE Japanese course
A few students in recent years have gained places at Universities to study
Japanese after completing GCSE course.
· studying Japanese will
certainly stand out on a UCAS form and make employees take a second look
this will be a rare language skill valuable to employees
· you can also
study Japanese in Higher Education in a combined degree.
Japanese combines well with all other subjects.
We expect you to have had success in learning a
foreign language before (but not essential).