• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies

  

Spoken Japanese 4 is a higher intermediate Japanese language course which continues on from Spoken Japanese 3 aiming to continue to improve student command of modern spoken Japanese, and to encouraging them to step beyond the intermediate levels to a more advanced stage as we begin to explore how best to engage with ‘real’ Japanese media—even when you cannot understand everything—taken from TV and film. 

The textbook themes studied are ‘Life and Career’, ‘Communication and Media’ and ‘Nature and Culture’. During the last five weeks of term we progress beyond the textbook and explore a number of issues confronting contemporary Japan. The issues include ‘Whaling’, ‘Environmental Issues’, ‘Youth culture in Japan: education, bullying’, ‘Digital Japan’ and ‘Family in contemporary Japan’. 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

a) develop the linguistic skills—both grammatical and communicative—to move from an intermediate level of Japanese towards an advanced level of understanding.

b) develop the listening and oral skills you need to understand and participate in everyday conversation in Japanese and will also progress to more sophisticated discussion involving opinions and abstract ideas. 

c) develop the language learning strategies needed to engage with ‘real’ media

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

 

Indicative Assessment

Weekly online quizzes & Class Participation 15%

Voiceboard Postings (Best 10 of 12) 10%

 Oral Test 1: Individual Speech 15%

Oral Test 2: Group Presentation 20%

Midterm Exam  10%

Final Exam  30%

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Workload

The course requires five hours of classes per week: one hour seminar, one two hour multimedia session and two x one hour tutorials. 

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed JPNS6012 and JPNS6014 or JPNS6525. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS2013.

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

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

Preliminary Reading

TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI: 800 Basic Kanji as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese. ISBN: 978-4-87424-487-6 C0081

Specialisations

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7247 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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