• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code APJL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Applied Japanese Linguistics Minor


This minor is designed to develop primary skills in and knowledge of the theoretical aspects of teaching Japanese as a foreign language.  It investigates practical approaches to teaching Japanese, such as how to select and present the linguistic and socio-cultural subject matter of Japanese language courses. Students must to have at least an intermediate ability in the Japanese language. They will further be able to improve their Japanese language skills through class activities and preparation/implementation of their teaching practice.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key issues in teaching Japanese as a foreign language within the Australian context,
  • Articulate well-formed views on the wide range of teaching approaches in Japanese language education,
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse and discuss general questions in applied Japanese linguistics, and
  • demonstrate in the class-room setting practical skills related to teaching Japanese as a foreign language


Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive    list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,    whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of    courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6
JPNS3012 Teaching Japanese: Content 6
JPNS3014 Teaching Japanese: Method 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
JPNS2007 Japanese Linguistics 6
JPNS2009 Japanese Lexicon 6
JPNS2019 Japanese Phonetics and Phonology 6
JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar 6
JPNS3011 Language Variation and Change in the Japanese Archipelago 6
JPNS3013 Japanese - English Translation 6
ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) 6
LING1021 Cross-Cultural Communication 6
LING2013 Teaching Languages 6
LING2101 Second Language Acquisition 6
LING3021 Child Language Acquisition 6
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