• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This upper-introductory refresher program, continues to work with the textbook, Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4 and 5) and its accompanying workbook, to review the following grammatical and functional points: conjugating adjectives and verbs, giving reasons, the -te form, expressing probability and conjectures, interrogatives, describing abilities, potential forms and relative clauses and, to learn to converse and understand Japanese on the topics of 'weather and climate' and 'hobbies and leisure activities'. Up to 360 kanji studied.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of the course, the successful learner will:

  • further consolidate an understanding of introductory Japanese, focusing on all four skills.
  • to develop the linguistic skills needed to progress from upper-introductory Japanese to an intermediate level of understanding
  • further consolidate grammatical and communicative understanding of upper-introductory Japanese and begin to develop functional skills at an intermediate level 
  • learn to understand and participate in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese 
  • develop language-learning strategies to help take charge of one’s own Japanese language learning
  • learn about a variety of socio-cultural information useful to learners of Japanese
  • consolidate reading skills: both hiragana and katakana, and up to 360 kanji.

Indicative Assessment

Workbook Pre-Class Preparation Tasks  10%

Homework 25%

Take-home Final Exam  40%

Oral Test  15%

Attendance & Participation  10%

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1.5 hours class room teaching per week and 1.5 non-contact hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed JPNS8003 or equivalent..

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

Prescribed Texts

Tohsaku Yasu-Hiko, Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko, Workbook / Laboratory Manual to accompany Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005


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:
3 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.

3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $582
2014 $1404
2013 $1404
2012 $1404
2011 $1389
2010 $1359
2009 $1272
2008 $1272
2007 $1149
2006 $1095
2005 $1095
2004 $963
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1701
2014 $1971
2013 $1971
2012 $1971
2011 $1971
2010 $1971
2009 $1818
2008 $1818
2007 $1818
2006 $1818
2005 $1818
2004 $1818
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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