• 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 is for senior secondary students who have had considerably more exposure to Japanese language than average students and is designed to extend the in-school Advanced Japanese program by developing students’ comprehensive language skills. This course focuses on the practical and pragmatic use of the Japanese language in a variety of contexts, through which students are given opportunities to further extend their language proficiency, communication skills, socio-cultural knowledge about Japan, and cross-cultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of Japanese grammar at an advanced level.
  2. Demonstrate an expanded vocabulary and extended kanji knowledge from 1,000 to include all joyo 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 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 being able to confidently and effectively access Japanese language resources.

Indicative Assessment

Speaking task including unscripted interview 25-40%
Writing task including sustained writing 25-40%
Responding task including a sustained response in either Japanese or English to a previously unseen/unheard stimulus 25-40%

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Two contact hours per week.

Assumed Knowledge



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:
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
3363 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
3180 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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