- Code JPNS6014
- 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
This class consists of two components: online self-study and face-to-face in-class study.
Online, students study a textbook, along with prescribed vocabulary lists, grammar points and reading passages, at their own pace. Extensive lecture videos and self-study resources are provided. Students take online quizzes during invigilated computer lab hours to test their understanding of the material.
During face-to-face workshops and tutorials students work in small groups reading, discussing and writing about a broad range of real-world materials. The focus of this section of the course is to help students to transition from the certainty of a textbook to the ambiguity and confusion of real-world Japanese.
The language of instruction for this class is Japanese and it is expected that all students will make every effort to use only Japanese in class time and class-related correspondence.
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 written Japanese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of approximately 1000 words and kanji characters.
2. Use grammatical constructions and vocabulary necessary to read non-specialised, assigned texts without the use of a dictionary.
3. Read non-technical, real world materials on assigned themes with a dictionary.
4. Conduct basic research, reading contemporary texts such as newspapers, websites and magazines with the aid of a dictionary.
5. Recall, summarise and identify key points of texts read.
6. Express one's opinions, conclusions and research outcomes in formal written Japanese, on a range of topics related to contemporary Japanese culture.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3 to N4-3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Online quizzes: LO 1, 2, 3, 5
In-class tests: LO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Essay project: LO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
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Students can expect to spend at least 10 hours per week on this course inclusive of three hours of class contact per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Kamada, O. et al. Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced, Japan Times, 1998
Spahn, M. and Hadamitzky, W., Japanese Character Dictionary, Nichigai Associates, 1989.
Additional photocopied materials will be provided.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2253||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|