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Japanese IV

The course provides increased knowledge of the four language skills: oral presentation, writing, listening and reading comprehension, by consolidating and increasing the skills learned in Japanese I, Japanese II and Japanese III.

It further develops the ability to participate in discussions and debates, and to make presentations in Japanese on an upper intermediate level. Furthermore it develops the ability to retell and analyse different types of texts.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of four modules.


    1. Grammar IV, 5 credits (ECTS)
    2. Text reading, II, 4 credits (ECTS)
    3. Kanji IV, 6 credits (ECTS)
    4. Practical language ability IV, 7.5 credits (ECTS)

    Teaching format

    Lectures, seminars, group exercises and individual exercises.

    Attendance at all classes is mandatory.

    Course planning and resourses

    Course details, planning and the literature lists for S24 can be found in the learning platform Athena.

    Please note that only registred students have access to resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    Grammar IV, 5 credits, is examined through 2-3 assignments and a wirtten exam.

    Text reading II, 4 credits, is examined through a written exam.

    Kanji IV, 6 credits, is examined through a written take-home exam.

    Practical Language Proficiency IV, 7.5 credits is examined through 2-3 oral presentations and 1-2 written assignments in the form of a home exam.


    Stina Jelbring

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Japan's Language and Culture?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Johan Fresk