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

Learning Outcomes

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

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the linguistic nature of Japanese grammar and vocabulary;
2. Demonstrate an enriched grammatical knowledge and vocabulary for communicating in various situations at an intermediate level of Japanese;
3. Discuss basic issues of Japanese grammar and lexicon;
4. Analyse Japanese grammar and lexicon.

Indicative Assessment

Weekly quizzes (in class): 40% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 4)
Mid-term test: 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Final exam: 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)

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Three hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

JPNS6113 and JPNS6114. Incompatible with JPNS2024

Prescribed Texts

- Backhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.
- Ichikawa, Y., 2001. “Japanese, a comprehensive grammar”, Routledge.
- Lee, D., 2002. The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japanese, “Journal of Pragmatics” 34: pp. 645-682.
- Lee, D., 2007. Involvement an the Japanese interactive particles Ne and Yo. “Journal of Pragmatics” 39: pp. 363-388.
- Miura, A. 1989. “Japanese Words and Their Uses”, Charles E Tuttle Company Inc.
- Ono, H., 1973. “Japanese Grammar”. Hokuseido Press

Preliminary Reading

Backhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have gained knowledge and skills of the Japanese language and culture at the beginners' level in both written and spoken components.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
2287 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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