- Code JPNS1012
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
Syllabus: The course is designed to provide a wide range of knowledge and skills which are necessary to develop the Japanese communication skills at the beginner’s level, and to establish a basis of further study of the language.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of spoken Japanese to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all 46 basic sounds and other derived sounds of the Japanese scripts, and be able to read phrases and simple sentences smoothly.
2. Read and write all 46 basic sounds and other derived sounds in hiragana, and be able to write and comprehend simple sentences in hiragana.
3. Use an active vocabulary of around 400 items, and a passive vocabulary of around 1000 items.
4. Use the sentence structures and grammatical points required to conduct basic conversations on everyday topics such as introducing oneself, asking locations, weekly routine, making offers and invitations, making comments and stating activities during holidays.
5. Use appropriate communication strategies to produce basic colloquial Japanese. The strategies include fillers, back channeling, subject omission and the use of sumimasen and chotto.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships (greetings and address terms) and knowledge of Japan (geography, seasonal celebrations and sports).
Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS1014/6114) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N5, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.
students with previous 'language
experience or exposure' are required to take a language
placement test to determine
their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language
course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one
course applies to both courses combined.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative AssessmentOral tests (40%) --- LO 1, 4, 5
In-class tests (10%) --- LO 2
Online assignments (10%) --- LO 3, 4
Final exam (Listening and Grammar) (40%) --- LO 3, 4, 6
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WorkloadFive hours per week. Students will be expected to complete 9-10 hours of work each week over the course of the semester, including online and in-class contact hours and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The textbook is Nihongo ga Ippai. Refer to the course Wattle site for information on obtaining the textbook.
Other photocopied worksheets will be provided.
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.
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2247||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|