This programme is offered in partnership with the Institute of International Education in London. Students are given an academically rigorous programme that explores linguistics issues relating to the Japanese language. It also analyses research in applied linguistics, particularly research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment, such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research.
The programme also explores the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment, with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese, and evaluates the role and future of information technology within a resource-based language-learning framework.
The aims of the programme are:
- To explore linguistics issues in the Japanese language
- To analyse the research in applied linguistics, in particular the research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research
- To explore the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese
- To evaluate the role and future of information technology within source-based language learning framework
- To develop an awareness of non-traditional (i.e. non-classroom teaching) methods of language learning.
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With special emphasis on building communication skills and developing cultural awareness, our programmes will enable you to become more effective in your chosen career.
What you'll study
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Japanese Teaching Methodology (15 credits)
Japanese Language & Analysis (15 credits)
Key Issues in Second Language Teaching (30 credits)
Reseach Methods in Language Learning (30 credits) (30 credits)
Second Language Acquisition (30 credits) (30 credits)
Research Project (MAMLL/LL&JLT)(60 credits) (60 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international
Students will be assessed through essays and a dissertation.
Graduates may consider a role as a language teacher in schools, colleges or universities.
Careers and employability
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTING & HUMANITIES
Our programmes develop the essential skills of communication, self-discipline, independent research and teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in many fields. A wide range of career opportunities are open to our graduates, ranging from education, publishing and advertising to public administration, speech therapy and IT. We ensure there is a good balance between theory and practice in all our programmes, developing academic and intellectual skills in tandem with practical application.
We work with employers to ensure our degrees provide students with the skills and knowledge they need in the world of work.
Students from the majority of our programmes have the opportunity to undertake work placements in business or the wider community, as a part of their degree. These range from full-year placements to practical course options to work experience opportunities. Students receive advice and mentoring from successful professionals, and to plan their futures from an informed and supported position giving them the best chance of success in the world of work.
Staff will work with students to help find suitable opportunities that will develop the students understanding of their subject and help increase their overall skills and experience, as well as develop an insight into a possible future career. We have good relationships with a wide range of employers but are always keen to help students find new placements that reflect their goals and ambitions. Our network of national and international employers supports the three-way relationship between the student, the employer and the faculty.
The university also provides many opportunities for students to gain work experience and enhance career prospects. The Employability and Careers Service (ECS) offers a range of options, including JobShop, mentoring, volunteering and the student ambassador scheme.
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Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply
An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered) or equivalent professional qualification OR professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/ seminars PLUS the IIEL IQ Diploma in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language OR the IIEL Pre-MA Certificate of Completion PLUS a PGDip in Japanese language teaching offered by the Institute of International Education OR an equivalent teaching qualification.