About this program
The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Japan. The intensive training in Japanese language aims at supporting students’ ability to tackle their disciplinary interests by engaging with written texts and in oral communication in Japanese.
Your chosen discipline is combined with intensive Japanese language over two years (including a period in Japan), making this programme unique in Europe.
Access to the Japanese language pathway is currently available for students with
a) beginner, or
b) post-beginner level of proficiency.
As a point of reference for b), this would correspond to having completed Minna no Nihongo, Volumes 1 and 2 (or an equivalent text), knowledge of approximately 500 kanji, and tuition time of about 220 hours in total. The list of kanji is available here, and a sample test is available here.
Students’ proficiency levels will be assessed through a placement test during registration week (specific dates will be provided to the applicants).
Students bear the costs of travel to and from Japan, as well as all living expenses (including accommodation) during the period of their stay.
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SOAS University of London
SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our...
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