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

This upper-intermediate refresher course aims to continue to update, maintain and improve students’ Japanese language ability. Following on from Japanese Refresher D, 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  • Develop the linguistic skills to a more complex upper - 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 upper 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  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 JPNS8006 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



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 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
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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