• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Gibeau
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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(a) further aquisition of approximately 1000 vocabulary & kanji

(b) increased familiarity with essential expressions and grammar

(c) reading comprehension and reading strategies

(d) basic composition

(e) introduction to real-world written Japanese materials ( newspapers, magazines, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

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 mastery of basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions necessary to read non-specialised, real-world Japanese language texts such as newspapers and magazines
2. Read near real-world materials on assigned themes without a dictionary
3. Read general audience, real world texts slowly with the aid of a dictionary
4. Recall, summarise and identify key points of texts read orally and in writing
5. Begin to conduct basic research and read independently in Japanese
6. Express one's opinions, conclusions and research outcomes in formal written Japanese

Indicative Assessment

In-class tests (8):25%; Take-home writing tests (3):25%; Tutorial assignments: 10%; Final Exam: 40%

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Four hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS1013 and JPNS1015 and be concurrently enroled in or have previously completed JPNS2012.

Prescribed Texts

Kamada, O. et.al., Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced, Japan Times, 1998

Arai, R. et.al., Authentic Japanese: Progressing form Intermediate to Advanced (workbook), Japan Times,2006

Makino & Tsutsui, A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, Japan Times,1995

Makino & Tsutsui, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, Japan Times, 1989




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1344 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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