• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ross Tapsell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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This course is the second course in a two-semester sequence enabling eligible students to participate in an in-country study program in the region appropriate to their language/contextual major. Country, language, and institutional environments differ from region to region and within countries. The type of language training and disciplinary study offered will vary as students are matched with institutions appropriate to their backgrounds, needs, abilities and interests. This course, along with its first semester counterpart, will provide a coherent structure for these different experiences. In addition to their in-country coursework, students will be required to complete a number of ANU assessment items. All in-country course enrolments must be approved by the Year in Asia Coordinator, in conjunction with the regional convenors. Students participating in this course will be required to complete a debriefing session on return to ANU.


The language training component of the course will take a range of forms. Students who possess language proficiency equivalent to levels B1 (independent user) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) will be expected to participate in intensive language training courses in addition to social and passive language learning and language acquisition through discipline-based coursework and research for ANU assessments.


Students who already possess a high degree of language proficiency (level C of CEFR) may not necessarily enroll in language focused courses but rather may be expected to improve their language skills through their participation in conventional university-level courses taught in the target language.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successfully completing the requirements of this course, and its counterpart Semester 1 course, students will be able to:

1. Communicate with a high degree of mastery of the target language. For the purposes of this course, a “high degree of mastery” will be defined as level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and will consist of:
•    Read and summarise the central ideas of texts on both concrete and abstract topics familiar to the student.
•    Use the target language with a reasonable degree of fluency and some spontaneity, making it possible for the student to interact with native speakers in the target language with limited strain for either party.
•    Produce clear, detailed written text on a range of topics.
2. Discuss abstract and concrete issues related to their disciplinary focus in an academic setting.

3. Conduct preliminary research on topics related to their disciplinary focus in the target language and produce basic research papers in the target language.

4. Identify, analyse and discuss issues related to cross-cultural communication and cultural difference.

Other Information

Entry is via a competitive application process. More information can be found here. {Link: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/exchange-study-abroad/yearinasia#.VMHKZcmc4TI}

Indicative Assessment

Coursework completed at host institution: LO 1, 2, 3, 4
Students are required to pass all in-country coursework.

Students are encouraged to post blog entries through the Year in Asia’s Wattle site, and engage in discussion boards, and picture submission.

Students participating in this course will be required to complete a debriefing session on return to ANU.

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.


In-country assessment requirements will vary according to region and institutional requirements. All students will be expected to maintain a standard full-time course load as defined by the host institution.

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.

Prescribed Texts

Required reading will vary from country to country and will be specificed in the course outline.

Assumed Knowledge

All participants should possess the maturity, independence, adaptability and personal responsibility necessary to cope with the stress that accompanies living and studying in a foreign country and in a foreign language.



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:
Unit value:
24 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.

24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $10416
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $14304
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3027 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3024 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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