Japanese III: Language Proficiency

15 Credits
First Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Japanese (JAA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 23 August 2018.
This syllabus is valid from 23 August 2018.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will, in modern Japanese, be able to:

  • with some ease, read texts in which intermediate level grammar, vocabulary and kanji are used, and retell their contents
  • carry out ordinary conversation in Japanese by utilizing expressions on a level necessary for daily communication about familiar topics
  • give short prepared presentations on various familiar topics
  • express their opinions on such topics and discuss the opinions of others
  • organize and lead class projects
  • analyze the grammatical structure of intermediate level texts and use these structures in writing
  • describe some common aspects of contemporary Japanese society and everyday culture.

Course Content

In this course the students practice making short presentations and discuss these in Japanese. They also practice debating different familiar topics and thereby increase their vocabulary within relevant subject areas. Through the study and discussion of intermediate texts and through work with short writing tasks, students deepen their knowledge of modern Japanese grammar.


The course is examined continuously. Students‘ oral ability is evaluated by their class performance and their writing ability by regular writing tasks and a final written test. The student projects which are presented both orally and in writing are also part of the examination.

Forms of Study

Japanese is used as the language of tuition, with English as support language. Teaching is done in the form of seminars, group exercises, several student projects and various online activities.


The Swedish grades U–VG.

To receive the grade of VG on the whole course, VG is required on both modules.

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Oral Language Proficiency (7.5 cr)
Module 2: Written Language Proficiency (7.5 cr)


  • Japanese II: Language Proficiency 2, 15 credits, First cycle

Other Information

Replaces JP1040.