UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Japanese Level Proficiency

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of level 5+.

Term duration

10 x 2-hour classes.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the course is to enable students to develop Japanese language proficiency by acquiring advanced grammar, vocabulary, kanji and idiom (kanyouku). This level requires a good comprehension of complex Japanese.


  • Various activities to improve skills for Kanji reading and writing by using newspapers, magazines and course books.
  • Various activities to improve skills for conversation, presentation and speech.  

Course content

Main topics/themes to be covered:

Topics / themes in many areas to improve writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.

Linguistic structures/ Phonetics

Sophisticated rules of the pronunciation of Spoken Japanese


Acquisition of advanced grammar.

Learning resources


Course books: various text books including Minna no Nihongo and Translation & Grammatical notes (Chukyu: Intermediate Level 1) published by 3A Corporation are used.  Also articles from newspapers and magazines are used in exercises.

Useful websites

In addition there is a wide range of language learning materials for self-study in the Self-Access Centre.