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

-This lower intermediate refresher program aims to continue to update, maintain and improve students' Japanese language ability. Following on from Japanese Refresher B, this course continues to work on all four skills as it reviews the functions and grammar required to converse and understand Japanese at an intermediate level.

- With the course textbook Yookoso! Continuing with Contemporary Japanese & the accompanying Workbook students will work through various activities relating to a number of themes. The themes covered in the last four chapters of the textbook include: Do you remember?, Travel, At Home, and Transportation.

Learning Outcomes

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

- Develop the linguistic skills to move from a basic knowledge of Japanese to a more complex intermediate level understanding.

- With a particular focus on their grammatical knowledge and aural skills, students will learn to better understand and participate in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese. 

- Develop language-learning strategies to help students' take charge of their own Japanese language learning.

- Consolidate grammatical and communicative understanding of lower intermediate Japanese and begin to develop  functional skills at an intermediate level. 

- Learn a variety of socio-cultural information useful to intermediate learners of Japanese.

- Consolidate reading skills and develop familiarity with up to 500 kanji.


Indicative Assessment

Workbook Pre-Class Preparation Tasks (20%), Homework (30%), Take-home Final Exam (40%), Attendance & Participation (10%)

1) Workbook Pre-Class Preparation Tasks (20%):

- Pre-class preparation tasks-both written and listening-will introduce the topic for the week and focus on the grammar and topics under discussion. Some tasks will be taken from the Yokoso Online Site, which on completion will be emailed to the instructor, while other tasks will be taken from the Yokoso Workbook.

- Students will also be required to prepare some activities to work on in the class the following week, including memorizing selected vocabulary.

2) Homework (30%): Weekly Homework Assignments will cover material covered in class. They will include some grammatical questions and some listening activities. Some of the homework assignments will be completed on-line in the course Wattle site.

3)  Take-home Final Exam (40%): The final exam will assess how much the students Japanese language level has improved during the course, and will encourage the students to review the material covered consolidating their language proficiency.

4) Attendance & Participation ( 10%): Attendance will be taken at each class and student participation in class discussion and activities makes up the participation mark.

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed JPNS8004 or equivalent.

Prescribed Texts


Tohsaku Yasu-Hiko, Yookoso: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko, Workbook / Laboratory Manual to accompany Yookoso : Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006

Yokoso Student Site: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072408162/information_center_view0/


Additional course materials, audio files and quizzes will be available through the ANU Wattle course site.



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:
3 to 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.

3.00 0.06250
4.00 0.08333
5.00 0.10417
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $493 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $725 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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