Study Japanese whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience with the language. We will place you at the appropriate level of language learning when you arrive. By the end of the course you will be able to have conversations in Japanese. You will learn to give presentations and write in Japanese, allowing you to use the language for academic, social and professional purposes. You will usually reach the upper B2/C1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). You can also choose to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at level 6 for not extra cost. Please note that this course is not suitable for applicants who already have B1 level or above of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) in Japanese.
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a year studying abroad in Japan. While abroad you will take Japanese language classes at your host university. You will also take classes taught in English or Japanese that are relevant to your degree.
Our approach to teaching Intercultural Communication will give you both theoretical expertise and experience of communicating with people from different cultures. You will explore how language relates to speakers' intentions and purposes in social interaction. You may also examine how language choices can express identities and cultural values.
The Linguistics part of the course gives you a working knowledge of how language works, how we use it and how it is structured. You will explore how we articulate speech and how English differs around the world. Depending on the modules you choose, you can learn how the mind processes language, how English is used around the world, or feminist and queer applications of linguistics.