• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Gibeau
    • Dr Shunichi Ikeda
    • Dr Shunichi Ishihara
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

This intermediate Japanese language course aims to improve students’ command of modern spoken Japanese as well as increase their awareness of the culture in which it is used. The course will bring the students to a level where they are able to engage with real Japanese language media on a daily basis. The themes dealt with in the course will differ from year to year but may include such topics as natural disasters and the environment, youth and ageing, and sport and leisure.

Learning Outcomes

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

The course aims to enable students to:

(i) Improve fluency in communicative skills in Japanese

(ii)Deepen students’ knowledge of the Japanese language by looking at it from within Japan

(iii)Demonstrate a formal understanding of key grammatical features

(iv)Attain a level of linguistic sophistication whereby students are able to give oral presentations on aspects of Japanese culture.

Other Information

Applications to undertake this course are competitive and your selection will be based upon academic merit and the responses to selection criteria found in the application form.

Applications close on 4 September 2014.

Indicative Assessment

• Weekly tests (outcome ii,iii) 50%
• Individual oral presentations (outcome i,iv)20%
• Group interview project and final presentation (i,iv) 15%
• Final examination (outcome i,ii,iii,iv) 15%

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The course will be taught over a period of six weeks in Japan. Classes will meet for four hours per day with an additional four hours needed for self-study and cultural activities.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

None. Authentic Japanese language materials and media will be used.




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:
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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1573 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1647 07 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 29 Jan 2016 In Person N/A

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