Taught course

Japanese Language Learning and Teaching

SOAS University of London · Department of Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Entry requirements

Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). Native or native-like proficiency in Japanese.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers you extensive instruction in the theory of Japanese language learning, teaching and research methods. If you are seeking an advanced level training course or to pursue a career in higher education, research or publishing, this programme is for you.

This programme focuses on the practical study of second language acquisition and Japanese language teaching in relation to linguistic theory, specifically in higher education.

The programme includes teaching on how to evaluate published materials and research papers related to Japanese language teaching, conducting pedagogical research, as well as designing teaching materials and lesson plans.

Information for international students

Information, including English Language requirements, can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7898 4700