• 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
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Shunichi Ishihara
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course focuses on the teaching of Japanese to English-speaking learners from the viewpoint of the linguistic and sociocultural content of Japanese language courses. The broad areas of sound, writing, grammar, vocabulary and discourse are surveyed from this perspective, with detailed consideration of specific topics and analysis of learner errors.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
A: demonstrate a solid understanding of Japanese linguistic structure;
B: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of socio-cultural issues relevant to Japanese language teaching/learning;
C: develop information gathering, presentation and analytical skills;
D: develop academic writing and presentation skills; and
E: develop the confidence and expertise to engage in Japanese at an advanced level.

Indicative Assessment

Indicative assessment to '1) Video clips x 2 (5%), B,C
2) Assignments x 2 (15%), A,B,C,D,E
3) Presentation (15%), A,B,C,D,E
4) Class observation report x 2, 2500 (20%), A,B,C,D,E
5) In-class test (20%), A,B,D
6) Final exam (25%), A,B,D

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Three class hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2013 and JPNS2015 or be a native speaker of Japanese.

Prescribed Texts

Backhouse, A.E., The Japanese Language: An Introduction , Oxford UP, 1993
Additional photocopied materials will be provided

Majors

Minors

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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2035 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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