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Almaeneg a Siapanaeg (BA)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae BA mewn Almaeneg a Siapanaeg (gradd cydanrhydedd) yn rhoi’r cyfle i fyfyrwyr i gyfuno astudio dwy iaith bwysig y byd.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Trosolwg y cwrs

Our aim at the School of Modern Languages is to develop and educate our students to become ‘global citizens’.  In addition to developing high-level language skills, our BA German and Japanese programme allows you to gain an in-depth intercultural understanding that encompasses a specific knowledge of German and Japanese culture. You will develop high-level communication and critical-thinking skills, and foster resilience and independence through time spent in immersive foreign language contexts.

Germany is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing rich and sophisticated cultures. German is one of the official working languages of the European community and still a global language of culture and diplomacy.

Contemporary Japan is founded on a rich and fascinating cultural history that stretches back thousands of years. It remains a major economic power as well as an innovator in the fast-moving automotive and electronic industries. By studying Japanese, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.

By studying German combined with Japanese you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.

We offer German language for advanced students and beginners and Japanese language for beginners only. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities and audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to German and Japanese history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course.

Your understanding of the language will be further developed and refined during your year abroad, when you will experience life in a German-speaking and a Japanese-speaking country at first hand. 

In the final year, you have the opportunity to write a dissertation, which stimulates initiative and can serve as a useful preparation for postgraduate study. 

It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves exploring many aspects of a country, and we aspire to offer a genuinely broad course that offers challenging and stimulating modules. 

On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of proficiency in the both German and Japanese language, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of German and Japanese history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society.  

Nodweddion nodedig

  • High-quality language teaching delivered by native speakers, with blended learning and digital technologies embedded in the teaching and assessments designed to feed forward into future learning.
  • A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities to support your language learning and immersion into German and Japanese culture, including extra optional conversation classes with Erasmus students and the students’ German Society, including Japanese studies programme seminars, wherein Japanese studies scholars and experts from all over the world are invited to lecture their own research.
  • A curriculum with a clear learning arc, drawing on the latest research and providing a thorough understanding of German and Japanese culture
  • A Japanese Speech Contest is organised annually with support from the Wales Japan Club, a local business club. The first prize winner has in previous years been offered a work placement at Sony UK Technology and Panasonic Manufacturing UK.
  • A structured skills programme which embeds academic, transferable and employability skills into learning from the very beginning.
  • The option of taking a credit-bearing work placement.
  • The opportunity to spend your third year in countries that predominantly operate in French and Japanese. Due to visa restrictions, students who enrol onto French and Japanese are unable to work in Japan during their year abroad. Consequently, you will spend one semester of your year abroad studying at a Japanese university. The remaining semester will be spent in a country which speaks French where you can either work or study..
  • An exciting range of opportunities beyond your formal studies to engage with local schools and communities in promoting language learning and develop your own skills and profile.
Côd UCASTR22
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2018
Hyd4 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
  1. Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

    Adeilad Aberconwy

    Rhodfa Colum

    Cathays

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3EU

  2. Yr Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern

    66a Plas y Parc

    Cathays

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3AS

Gofynion mynediad

ABB - BBC. You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but applicants holding a B in French will have access to the Languages advanced pathways. Please note that General Studies will not be accepted. 

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

IB 32-30 or 665-655 from 3 HL subjects

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgôr.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen ac 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

62 gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

You will require GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4. Alternatively, IGCSE English First Language or English Second Language will be considered at grade C.  Alternative qualifications may be accepted. For further information on entry requirements, see the School of Modern Languages admissions criteria pages. Typical IELTS offer: 6.5 overall with, at least, 6.0 in each component.

Dewis

Each candidate's profile is considered as a complete picture, taking into account your interest in and suitability for the degree, as shown in your personal statement and referee's report, as well as achieved and predicted grades. Your ability to present an argument, evidence of intellectual curiosity and your enthusiasm for and commitment to studying will also be assessed.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2018/19)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Nodiadau:

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2018/19)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£16,350Dim

Nodiadau:

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

Many students choose to invest in personal copies of unabridged bilingual dictionaries and reference grammars. While copies of most course materials are available in the library, many students opt to acquire personal copies of set texts.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

The BA German and Japanese is a four-year degree programme. It is structured in such a way that you will acquire over successive years high-level language competencies and the skills to become an independent and critical thinker, equipped for professional employment.

In each year of the programme you will study 120 credits. Your third year will be spent studying or working abroad, one semester in Germany or a German-speaking country and the other semester in Japan or a Japanese-speaking country.

 

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2018/19. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2018

Blwyddyn un

You will combine German with Japanese, allowing you to experience more than one field of study.

In year one we run two pathways for students; an advanced pathway for students with an A-level or equivalent competence in German and Japanese and a beginner’s pathway for students with limited or no knowledge of German or Japanese. The first year of this programme provides a thorough foundation in the grammar of the language for those students on the beginner’s pathway, and develops the linguistic skills for post A-level students on the advanced pathway. 

You will also study a non-language module which introduces you to the development of Germany and Japan as a nation, exploring what it has symbolised for different groups at different moments in history. It also explores Germany and Japan’s exchanges with the world, enabling you to explore Germany and Japan’s role beyond the national borders. Studies in these areas will enable you to develop a good understanding of intercultural awareness, and the highly-prized ability to mediate between cultures.

    

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Japan in ContextML158020 credydau
German History and Culture in Transnational ContextML718720 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Japanese for Post-A Level LearnersML154840 credydau
Elementary JapaneseML154940 credydau
Advanced German Language Year 1ML718840 credydau
Beginners German Language Year 1ML718940 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

The language elements of year two build on the work undertaken in year one, and prepare you for your year abroad.

In addition to 30 credits German and Japanese language, you will study 30 credits looking at Germany and Japan in a transnational context. This will introduce you to key approaches, methodologies and critical tools which you can apply to an in-depth study of Germany and Japan, looking at a range of topics such as culture, history and politics. You will also have the option of studying Business Language and Specialised Translations.

Outside of your formal studies, you will have the opportunity to take part in our highly-praised Student Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Welsh Assembly Government. Pupils in selected secondary schools are mentored by our specially-trained undergraduate students who go into schools to mentor pupils in small groups of two or three over a period of five weeks.

You may also choose to take part in the Student Language Ambassador (SLA) scheme, acting as advocates for language learning. Following specific training, as an SLA you may get the opportunity to speak publicly at events, sharing your personal experience of language learning. You may take part in a range of activities, such as language taster sessions, presenting and promoting the year abroad, supporting School language days and events, or promoting modern languages at career fairs or open days.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Intermediate JapaneseML528030 credydau
Japanese Culture and SocietyML528230 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 GermanML725030 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 GermanML725130 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Introduction to Specialised TranslationML220130 credydau
Cultures in Context (German)ML728230 credydau
The World & Language of Business (German)ML728330 credydau

Blwyddyn tri: Blwyddyn Ryngosod

Your third year will be spent in Germany or another German-speaking country and Japan or another Japanese-speaking country. The year will enable you to develop your language skills, deepen your understanding of German and Japanese culture and develop your independence, resourcefulness and resilience.

Your options for this year include studying at one of our partner universities, working as an English assistant in a school through the British Council Scheme, or working for a German organisation or company. No matter what you choose, the year abroad is a great opportunity for you to improve your understanding of the language, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain international study or work experience.

If you choose the study option, we have established exchange programmes which provide opportunities to study in institutions in cities that have included and Catania, Chuo, Dokkyo, Toyo, Waseda, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. We also have academic links with Brussels.  

Placements for teaching assistants on a scheme run by the British Council can take you to either a major city or a small, rural town. This option provides first-hand teaching experience and allows you to earn a salary sufficient to live on, although you only work on a part-time basis. Prior to the start of your placement, the British Council provides a training weekend in the destination country. In addition, the school you have been assigned to should also guide you in your role as a teacher and help you to find a place to live.

The third option consists of a work placement with an organisation or company in the German-speaking world. The necessary arrangements can be made through personal contacts you may have or by approaching organisations directly. In order to ensure that your work placement affords you plenty of opportunity to speak German and Japanese and provides you with a beneficial experience, such arrangements will require prior approval by the School.

Any student who undertakes a study placement or a traineeship/work placement in Europe is currently eligible to apply for an Erasmus grant.

A visa must be acquired in order to study in Japan. Progression to the Year Abroad in Japan is dependent on the Japanese embassy successfully approving your visa application. 

The documents necessary for filing an application for a Certificate of Eligibility to the immigration office is described at the Immigration Bureau of Japan website

The School of Modern Languages will make an application to the relevant immigration office for a Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status (“Certificate of Eligibility”) on your behalf. The Certificate of Eligibility provides proof that you conform to the conditions for entry as prescribed in Article 7 Paragraph 1 Item 2 of the Immigration Control Act. Therefore, being in possession of a Certificate of Eligibility will make the procedures for visa issuance at overseas Japanese embassies, as well as the immigration inspection at a Japanese airport go smoothly.

Studying or working abroad is excellent preparation for your final year and gives you a level of self-confidence and maturity that has proven popular with employers.           

Blwyddyn pedwar

When we welcome you back to Cardiff in your final year, you will continue to develop your language skills, studying 30 credits of German and 30 credits of Japanese language, in addition to 60 credits of optional modules. You will have the opportunity to build on the broad base of knowledge and skills you have developed to study an area of research expertise in the School, through taught modules and/or a dissertation. You will also have the opportunity to take part in our very popular teaching module, an accredited module where you will build on study and workshops at the University to undertake a teaching placement at one of our partner schools in the area.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

Most of our modules consist of a mixture of lectures, seminars and language classes that enable you to develop communication and analytical skills, and to develop critical thinking in a supportive environment. The teaching covers all the key competencies, and is enhanced by the inclusion of digital learning.

Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas.

Seminars provide an opportunity for you to engage critically with key ideas and explore the ideas outlined in lectures in a small group environment, usually consisting of around 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small group work and student-led presentations.

Language classes are taught in groups to enhance confidence and active learning. A varied timetable includes oral expression, aural comprehension and writing skills, which are taught in small groups to enhance confidence and active learning. These vital communication skills are practiced and developed through regular classwork exercises and written work. Our teaching methods allow you to engage with a range of language-learning technologies. Materials including textbooks, videos, films, novels, audio files and websites are supported by online resources that compliment classroom activities and promote and enable independent learning. Class materials include a range from literary and historical to contemporary journalistic texts, providing a broad insight into language and culture.

Independent study forms a key part of your learning, and our independent learning portfolios have been developed to provide you with online resources to support your independent language learning.  

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

29%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

71%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

40%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

60%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

0%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

0%

Lleoliadau ments

100%

Blwyddyn 4

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

null%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

null%

Lleoliadau ments

null%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Our BA in German and Japanese programme is team-taught, with the programme as a whole overseen by the Programme Director. You will be supported by a number of different staff, some focussing on academic performance in a particular area and some looking at learning and progress more holistically.

All academic staff have designated hours where they are available to meet with you to offer advice and feedback on the subjects that they teach.

You will also be allocated a personal tutor, who will meet with you regularly to reflect on your progress and development across your studies, and to think about how to build on your achievements and advance further. The personal tutor can also guide you if you are experiencing difficulties towards appropriate support.

While you are away from Cardiff, you will be assigned a year abroad coordinator, who will keep in touch with you and monitor your progress. You may also get a visit from one of your lecturers who will be keen to find out how you are getting on.

A skills development week each semester allows for guided study and a chance to catch up on assessed work, reading and revision. These weeks are also used by staff to visit students on their year abroad. 

You will have access through the Learning Central to relevant learning resources, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

Our undergraduate professional services team provides academic and student support for all programmes. The team are located in a dedicated ‘student hub’ within the school and provide information and guidance in response to any queries you may have. We also have a dedicated student support administrative officer within the School, who can provide you with the necessary advice and guidance in a supportive, caring and confidential environment.

We pride ourselves on the level of engagement we have with our student body, giving you the opportunity to express your opinions and be partners in School decision-making where possible. We survey students regularly to make sure we are always working in your best interests.   

Beyond the School, the University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, the Academic Skills Development Centre and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Feedback and assessment is a priority area for the School of Modern Languages, with a dedicated assessment and feedback lead tasked with ensuring you have the best experience.

The focus of assessment is in supporting you to develop your ideas, skills and competencies, with the feedback you receive feeding forward into future work. We use traditional assessment formats (such as essays, class tests, exams and dissertation) as well as more innovative forms of assessment, (such as vlogs, participation in radio shows, video and audio projects, interviews, portfolios, and so forth). Assessments include formative assessments (which enable you to develop your skills and do not count towards your final degree classification) and summative assessments (which do count towards your final classification).

As part of your skills training in year one, you will be supported in understanding how the assessments work, what is expected of you, how you will be marked and how to make the most of your feedback.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

60%

Arholiadau ymarferol

3%

Gwaith cwrs

37%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

53%

Arholiadau ymarferol

25%

Gwaith cwrs

22%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

20%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

80%

Blwyddyn 4

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

null%

Arholiadau ymarferol

null%

Gwaith cwrs

null%

Beth yw deilliannau dysgu’r cwrs/rhaglen?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to speak, write, and understand one or more foreign languages to a high level of competency.
  • An in-depth intercultural understanding including specific knowledge of other cultures, allied to the ability to navigate and mediate between more than one culture.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech, in English, German and Japanese.
  • Applying a range of strategies to initiate and undertake analysis of information.
  • Reaching conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of views and arguments, justifying these with sound reasoning and detailed interpretations of source material.
  • Relevant and effective research techniques to plan and write an academic essay, using the correct referencing conventions.
  • Critical evaluation of ideas and arguments, through the coherent presentation of information and ideas using a plethora of written and oral skills.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Using a range of IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate.
  • Resilience and independence through time spent in immersive foreign language contexts.
  • Communication and critical-thinking skills.
  • Working to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to grasp complex issues with confidence.
  • The ability to analyse complex texts.
  • The ability to interpret and apply relevant data.
  • Practical research skills.
  • Imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence.
  • Learning from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights.
  • Enhanced linguistic skills, as well as a broad appreciation of the culture and literature of Germany and Japan.
  • Taking responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.
  • Critical skills (reasoning, evaluating evidence, problem-solving, relating theory to practice).
  • Creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Leadership, teamwork and self-management skills.
  • Identifying, recording and communicating your relevant career attainments.

Gyrfaoedd

Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that they take time out for more travel, or go abroad on graduation in search of employment.    

Of those who choose to remain in the UK, many pursue postgraduate studies such as one of the School’s Postgraduate Taught degrees or a PGCE. Others start work immediately following their studies, and our graduates go on to secure excellent careers in international diplomacy, the Civil Service, teaching, business and journalism. Other employment options include roles as translators, language assistants, export assistants and proof-readers.   

Swyddi

  • Teaching
  • Banking and Finance
  • Interpreter

Lleoliadau

If you are interested in teaching you may have the possibility of completing an internship teaching language in a UK secondary school in your final year.

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