- Code JPNS1014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Japanese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Shunichi Ikeda
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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(a) Principles of the modern Japanese writing system;
(b) Acquisition of hiragana, katakana and 120 kanji;
(c) Reading of graded Japanese texts
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course students should have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the nature of the Japanese writing system;
2. Demonstrate the ability to read and write Hiragana scripts;
3. Demonstrate the ability to read and write Katakana scripts;
4. Demonstrate the knowledge of the meanings and practical usages of 120 kanji introduced in this course;
5. Develop the ability to express themselves using the three different writing systems appropriately;
6. Develop the skills to read 300-character passages;
7. Develop the study skills to learn kanji for future Japanese study.
All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
Practice sheets (5%), Periodic tests (30%), Assignment work (30%), and a final examination (35%), to be confirmed towards the end of semester.
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Two hours per week
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Photocopied materials will be provided
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1342||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|