This intermediate Japanese language course aims to improve students’ command of modern spoken Japanese as well as increase their awareness of the culture in which it is used. The course will bring the students to a level where they are able to engage with real Japanese language media on a daily basis. The themes dealt with in the course will differ from year to year but may include such topics as natural disasters and the environment, youth and ageing, and sport and leisure.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The course aims to enable students to:
(i) Improve fluency in communicative skills in Japanese
(ii)Deepen students’ knowledge of the Japanese language by looking at it from within Japan
(iii)Demonstrate a formal understanding of key grammatical features
(iv)Attain a level of linguistic sophistication whereby students are able to give oral presentations on aspects of Japanese culture.
• Weekly tests (outcome ii,iii) 50%
• Individual oral presentations (outcome i,iv)20%
• Group interview project and final presentation (i,iv) 15%
• Final examination (outcome i,ii,iii,iv) 15%
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The course will be taught over a period of six weeks in Japan. Classes will meet for four hours per day with an additional four hours needed for self-study and cultural activities.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
None. Authentic Japanese language materials and media will be used.
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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 12 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.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1667||01 Jan 2014||24 Jan 2014||24 Jan 2014||31 Mar 2014||In Person||N/A|