• 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 intermediate refresher program works with the textbook Yookoso: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 6 & 7) and  its accompanying workbook. The course will review the following grammatical and functional points: more conditionals, causative passives, more respect, expressing concessions, expressing emotional involvement, uses of 'yo', expressing opinions and conclusions and, to learn to converse and understand Japanese on the topics. of 'comunication and media' and 'nature and culture'. Up to 885 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 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.
  • Further 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 885 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 of non contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed JPNS8009 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



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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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