• 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
    • AsPr Carol Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Intermediate level of spoken Japanese to:
1. Recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in a variety of media relating to contemporary Japan.
2. Use the appropriate linguistic and grammatical skills to communicate on a broad range of contemporary colloquial topics.
3. Summarise content, use appropriate aizuchi, ask for definitions and clarification and present opinions; with a particular focus on oral and aural skills,
4. Demonstrate an understanding of Japan in the 21st Century including its geography, speech styles, technology, sports, food, religion and pop culture.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4-3 to N5-4, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.

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This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Homework 35% [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Quizzes (15%)
  • Voiceboard Postings (10%)
  • eChat with Japan (10%)
Digital Sotry Telling Project 30% [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Digital Storyboard Draft Submission (10%)
  • Digital Story Narration Recording (5%)
  • Digital Story Final Movie & Sotryboard (15%)
Participation 5% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

Final Exam (Written & Online) 30% [LOs1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

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

The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2003, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test. Incompatible with JPNS6012.

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2249 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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