• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Carol Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Spoken Japanese 4 is a higher intermediate Japanese language course which continues on from Spoken Japanese 3 aiming to continue to improve student command of modern spoken Japanese, and to encouraging them to step beyond the intermediate levels to a more advanced stage as we begin to explore how best to engage with 'real' Japanese media—even when you cannot understand everything—taken from TV and film. 

The textbook themes studied are 'Life and Career', 'Communication and Media' and 'Nature and Culture'. During the last five weeks of term we progress beyond the textbook and explore a number of issues confronting contemporary Japan. The issues include 'Whaling', 'Environmental Issues', 'Youth culture in Japan: education, bullying', 'Digital Japan' and 'Family in contemporary Japan'.  The course requires five hours of classes per week: two hours of lectures, two hours of tutorials and one hour of Language Lab.

Learning Outcomes

a) develop the linguistic skills—both grammatical and communicative—to move from an intermediate level of Japanese towards an advanced level of understanding.

b)  develop the listening and oral skills you need to understand and participate in everyday conversation in Japanese and will also progress to more sophisticated discussion involving opinions and abstract ideas. 

c)  develop the language learning strategies needed to engage with ‘real’ media

d)  learn and reflect on a variety of socio-cultural information useful to intermediate/advanced learners of Japanese.

Indicative Assessment

Weekly online quizzes & Class Participation  15%

Weekly Voiceboard Postings (Best 10 of 12) 10%

Oral Test 1: Individual Speech 15%

Oral Test 2: Group Presentation 20%

Midterm Exam  10%

Final Exam  30%

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Workload

The course requires five hours of classes per week: one hour seminar, one two hour multimedia session and two x one hour tutorials. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2012. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS2525.

Prescribed Texts

Main Textbook:

Oka, Mayumi et al. (2009) Tobira - Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through content and multimedia. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0

Grammar Workbook:

Tsutsui, Michio et al. (2012) Tobira - Grammar Power - Exercises for Mastery. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 9784874245705 C0081


Tobira Website:  http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/

Tobira Website Login Registration:  http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/register.php

Indicative Reading List

Recommended Texts:

TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI: 800 Basic KANJI as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese. ISBN: 978-4-87424-487-6 C0081

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1342 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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