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Durham University

The Centre for Foreign Language Study

Japanese courses | October 2019

The October 2019 Japanese programme will comprise of a number of formats of courses. Course listings can be found below.

Accelerator Courses

19 weeks in length. These courses follow the same curriculum as our credit-bearing modules. Designed for the more committed or motivated language learner, they are most suitable for those who wish to develop their language ability more quickly, or for a particular purpose.

Schedule

Stage 1 and 2 courses comprise of one 2-hour seminar, plus an additional fortnightly 2-hour lab session. Stage 4 courses comprise of one 2-hour seminar. Learners are expected to undertake a minimum of 4-5 hours independent study per week.

Dates:
Term 1: Week commencing Monday 14 October 2019 – week ending Friday 13 December 2019 (9 weeks).
Term 2: Week commencing Monday 13 January 2020 – week ending Friday 20 March 2020 (10 weeks).

Course fee and registration

Course fee: £400
Registration deadline: Monday 8 October 2019

Levels available

Day and time

Prerequisite

Registration

Japanese Stage 1

Seminar (weekly):
Monday 6.15pm

No prerequisite - suitable for absolute beginners https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=19LFAA-FR
Lab (fortnightly):
Wednesday 6.15pm

 

Language Progression Courses

18 weeks in length. Currently our most popular format, these courses are ideal for learners who wish to improve their language skills, but have other commitments that may limit study time.

Schedule

One 2-hour evening class per week, and a minimum of 2 hours of independent learning between classes.

Dates
Term 1: Week commencing Monday 21 October 2019 – week ending Friday 13 December 2019 (8 weeks).
Term 2: Week commencing Monday 13 January 2020 – week ending Friday 20 March 2020 (10 weeks).

Course fee and registration

Course fee: £250 (£225 for Durham University students and staff)
Registration deadline: Monday 15 October 2019

Early Bird Registration Offer - extended

Our Early Bird offer has been extended for Language Progression Japanese Lower Intermermediate and Intermediate due to them opening for registration later than other courses. Please apply discount code LFAEB at checkout to receive a £25 discount on the course fee. Valid until midnight 23 September 2019.


Levels available

Day and time

Prerequisite

Registration

Beginners (Group A) Monday 6.30pm No prerequisite - suitable for absolute beginners https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=18LFAP-CH
Beginners (Group B) Wednesday 2.30pm No prerequisite - suitable for absolute beginners https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=18LFAP-CH
Elementary Wednesday 6.30pm Familiarity with contents of
Language Progression Beginners
https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=18LFAP-CH
Lower Intermediate Tuesday 6.15pm Familiarity with contents of
Language Progression Elementary
https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=18LFAP-CH
Intermediate Wednesday 6.15pm Familiarity with contents of
Language Progression Lower Intermediate
https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=18LFAP-CH

 

Language Development Courses

9 weeks in length. This format offers learners the opportunity to study in shorter blocks. There are more frequent start dates (January, June and October) meaning language ability can be progressed with a flexible schedule. Courses comprise one 2-hour evening class per week.

Schedule

One 2-hour evening class per week, and a minimum of 2 hours of independent learning between classes.

Dates:
Week commencing Monday 14 October 2019 to week ending Friday 13 December 2019.

Course fee and registration

Course fee: £140
Registration deadline: Monday 8 October 2019

Levels available

Day and time

Prerequisite

Registration

Japanese Beginners Step 2 Thursday 6.15pm Familiarity with contents of Development Beginners Step 1 https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/cfls/registration/?code=19LFAD10-IT

Open evenings
7 & 8 October 2019

Why not come along to our open evenings to find out more about the courses on offer for October 2019. Further details