• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Yuki Itani-Adams
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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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’. 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students’ interests.

                Mid-Semester Exam (Written + LL)       25%

                Final Exam (Written + LL)                    30%

                Individual Oral Presentation & Defence  25%

                Homework Assignments                       20%

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Workload

The course is the equivalent of five hours of classes per week: two hours require actual attendance at university (for tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, or 1:00pm – 2:00 pm ) and the remaining three hours are to be completed on-line.  

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed JPNS6012 and JPNS6014 or JPNS6525. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS2013.

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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. 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:
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
1994-2003 $1218
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2004 $3816
2005 $3816
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6817 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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