• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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This tertiary-level extension course for senior secondary students consolidates the foundation of the students’ Japanese language skills, and extends students’ study in existing Japanese Continuing language courses for year 11 and 12 Secondary students. This course will enhance students’ ability to interact and interpret meaning (spoken and written reception), interact and create meaning (spoken and written production) Japanese through content-based learning, enabling students to communicate in different contexts. Upon completion of the course students will be able to describe their thoughts, experience and feelings in Japanese relatively freely in both speaking and writing, and are expected to have a good understanding of Japanese culture, society and people, and to have developed good Japanese self-study skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of Japanese grammar at upper intermediate level. 

2. Demonstrate an expanded vocabulary, including approximately 300 new kanji.

3. Demonstrate the ability to respond creatively and/or critically to a variety of text type including authentic materials.

4. Demonstrate the ability to establish, maintain and extend interpersonal communication with Japanese speakers relatively freely on various socio-cultural topics.

5. Communicate in highly complex linguistic and cultural contexts showing strong control over linguistic elements and an awareness of audience and purpose.

6. Develop independent, problem solving and collaborative skills including the ability to access Japanese language resources effectively.

Indicative Assessment

Speaking task including unscripted interview25-40%Writing task including sustained writing25-40%Responding task including listening and reading comprehension with questions and answers in English and/or Japanese AND/OR response to an unseen stimulus25-40%

Students achievement is assessed through the speaking,writing and responding tasks, as suggested in the Board of Secondary School Studies language course framework.

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Two hour class per week.

Assumed Knowledge



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3362 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
3179 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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