• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This upper-introductory refresher program, continues to work with the textbook, Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4 and 5) and its accompanying workbook, to review the following grammatical and functional points: conjugating adjectives and verbs, giving reasons, the -te form, expressing probability and conjectures, interrogatives, describing abilities, potential forms and relative clauses and, to learn to converse and understand Japanese on the topics of 'weather and climate' and 'hobbies and leisure activities'. Up to 360 kanji studied.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of the course, the successful learner will:

  • further consolidate an understanding of introductory Japanese, focusing on all four skills.
  • to develop the linguistic skills needed to progress from upper-introductory Japanese to an intermediate level of understanding
  • further consolidate grammatical and communicative understanding of upper-introductory Japanese and begin to develop functional skills at an intermediate level 
  • learn to understand and participate in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese 
  • develop language-learning strategies to help take charge of one’s own Japanese language learning
  • learn about a variety of socio-cultural information useful to learners of Japanese
  • consolidate reading skills: both hiragana and katakana, and up to 360 kanji.

Indicative Assessment

Workbook Pre-Class Preparation Tasks  10%

Homework 25%

Take-home Final Exam  40%

Oral Test  15%

Attendance & Participation  10%

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1.5 hours class room teaching per week and 1.5 non-contact hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed JPNS8003 or equivalent..

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Tohsaku Yasu-Hiko, Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko, Workbook / Laboratory Manual to accompany Yookoso: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005



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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
3 units

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3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1479
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2175
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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