• 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 Carol Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Spoken Japanese 3 is an intermediate Japanese language course which aims to improve the learner's command of modern spoken Japanese. The focus is on the oral and aural skills needed to understand and participate in general everyday conversations. With the course textbook Tobira : Gateway to Advanced Japanese, we aim to teach you the listening and oral skills needed to understand and participate in general everyday conversations. Drawing on the text and supplementary materials we will work through a series of themes relating to Japan in the 21st Century (Geography, Speech Styles, Technology, Sports, Food, Religion and Pop Culture) to promote your communicative abilities. The course requires five hours of classes per week: one hour seminar, one two hour tutorial and two additional hours of tutorials. 

Learning Outcomes

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

a)  develop the linguistic skills to move from a basic knowledge of Japanese to a more complex intermediate level understanding, with a particular focus on oral and aural skills, allowing learners to understand and participate in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese.  

b) develop better language-learning strategies

c) consolidate grammatical and communicative understanding of introductory Japanese and begin to develop functional skills at an intermediate level.  

d) learn and reflect on a variety of socio-cultural information useful to intermediate learner of Japanese.

Indicative Assessment

Mid-Semester Exam (Online) 15%
Final Exam (Written + LL) 30%

Digital Story Telling Project 25%

•         Digital Storyboard Draft Submission (10%)

•         Digital Story Narration Recording (5%)

•         Digital Story Final Movie & Storyboard (10%)

Homework

•         Quizzes (Grammar, Expressions & Vocab) (10%)

•         Voiceboard Postings & Narration Recordings (10%)

•         eChat with Japan (Chuo University) (10%)

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Workload

Five hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS1013 or JPNS2003 or with permission from the convenor. All first year students entering this course must first complete the Japanese Placement Test.

Prescribed Texts

Main Textbook:

Oka, Mayumi et al. (2009) Tobira - Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through content and multimedia. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0

Grammar Workbook:

Tsutsui, Michio et al. (2012) Tobira - Grammar Power - Exercises for Mastery. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 9784874245705 C0081

 

Tobira Website:  http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/

Tobira Website Login Registration:  http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/register.php

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Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2298 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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