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Japanese A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Ashbourne Independent School

Course description

Japanese at Ashbourne is taught in small groups or on a one-to-one basis which means students get plenty of individual attention to help them build confidence and fluency in the language.

Japanese is a challenging yet rewarding language to learn and is best suited to able students who are prepared to work hard and commit.

Japan is a prosperous country and well known for innovation in a wide range of fields particularly technology and industry. Sony, Toshiba and Toyota are among the many leading Japanese companies.

Being able to speak Japanese and having a real understanding of cultural values and views will be a great benefit in finding work worldwide.

Japan is not only about business though. There is a rich heritage of art, culture, history, economy and philosophy to explore.

Course content

You will learn the skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) necessary to express yourself fluently in Japanese. In both AS and A level students will develop their these skills by exploring a range of social, political and cultural topics which include youth culture (e.g. music, art, technology, relationships), lifestyle, health and fitness, and the world around us (e.g. tourism, transport, environment).

A level students will also undertake a research project on a topic of their choice to illustrate their proficiency in Japanese. They will learn how to translate from Japanese to English and the other way round and produce extended written work on a range of topics relating to the culture, society, region, annual events of Japan and Japanese-speaking communities. A level students will also read novels in Japanese.

Entry requirements

Ashbourne aims to attract students with good character and solid academic achievements. The college takes great care with admissions and interviews each applicant. The interview is friendly, informal and without obligation.

Future opportunities

With A level Japanese you will be well equipped to expand your studies of Japanese history, politics and culture by taking a degree in Japanese or by doing a combined degree in Oriental Studies, History, Business, Design and other languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashbourne Independent School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016

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