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Bristol Students Succeed in Japanese

28 February 2014

Two students from the School of Modern Languages's Japanese pre-intermediate class reach the final of this year's Japanese Speech Contest for University Students

Two students from the Japanese pre-intermediate class - Xiu Hui Lim and Yue Jiang (Law) - have reached the final for the Group Presentation Category in this year’s national Japanese Speech Contest for University Students on 1 March 2014.   They will be up against stiff competition from students who are studying the language full-time. 

This is the ninth year that the competition – designed to raise awareness of Japanese language and culture and recognise the achievements of students in the UK - has run.  Entry standards are very high, even at the lower levels, but with the encouragement of their tutor Yuko Hasegawa, our students have frequently made through the first round.

At Bristol, Japanese is offered as an Open Unit under the Applied Foreign Languages Scheme, where it can be taken from scratch, or from an intermediate level.  Depending on their level, students can also take a follow-on class.

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