• 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 Duck-Young Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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The course focuses on practical approaches to teaching Japanese as a foreign language, on how to select and present the linguistic and socio-cultural subject matter of Japanese language courses. Topics discussed will include approaches to language teaching, course and task design, materials review, and approaches to applied linguistics research; the course will also include a teaching practice component during the mid-semester break (4 days).

Learning Outcomes

Primary skills, knowledge and theoretical aspects of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, which include issues of Japanese education in Australia, language teaching methodologies and approaches, textbook review, course design, task design, and so forth. They will also gain first-hand experience of teaching Japanese through the teaching practice component.

Those who take this course as part of their Japanese Language Major will also be able to improve their Japanese language skills through class activities and preparation/implementation of their teaching practice.

Indicative Assessment

Essay (30%) and practical exercises (totalling 70%)

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

Four hours per week (for 7 weeks) and teaching practice (12 hours)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2013 and JPNS2015 or equivalent.

Preliminary Reading

Lee, D-Y (2004). Japanese education in the Australian context. In Robert Cribb (ed.) Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA. Online journal:

http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ASAA/conference/proceedings/asaa-2004-proceedings.html

Kadota, O. et al (1996). Nihongo Kyoujuhoo (Japanese teaching methodology). Bonjinsha.

Lee, D-Y, M. Yoshikawa & S. Yoshida (1996). Curriculum development for introductory course in spoken Japanese. Sekai no Nihongo (Journal of the Language Institute of the Japan Foundation) 4: 189-203.

Oxford, R. L. (1990). Language learning strategies. Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Wenden, A. and J. Rubin (1987). Learning strategies in Language learning. Prentice Hall International.

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

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2184 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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