• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Shunichi Ishihara
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Japanese 1: Written aims to develop your knowledge and competence in modern written Japanese. The course will cover basic Japanese grammar and general knowledge about the writing system and you will learn the phonetic scripts of Hiragana and Katakana and 120 Kanji characters. In the initial stage, hiragana, katakana and kanji are introduced as individual characters. However, as the written language is an important means of communication, the second stage will focus on reading skills and on using all three of the systems appropriately in a cohesive text.  

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 Introductory level of modern written Japanese to:
1. Read and write Hiragana scripts and Katakana scripts for the 46 basic sounds and other derived sounds in modern Japanese.
2. Use an active written vocabulary of 200 kanji and a passive written vocabulary of around 400 kanji.
3. Use the sentence structures and grammatical points necessary to produce simple sentences using all three of the hiragana, katakana and kanji systems appropriately in a cohesive text.
4. Read and comprehend 300-character passages.
5. Summarise and identify key points of written texts, and express basic opinions in writing.
6. Analyse relevant aspects of Japanese culture, such as greeting expressions and table manners, through reading simple passages.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS1012/6112) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N5, 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

Weekly tests and quizzes (25%) --- LO 1, 2, 3
Practice Sheet  (5%) --- LO 1
Assignments (35%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final exam (35%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Workload

Four hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must concurrently be enrolled in or have previously completed JPNS6112. Incompatible with JPNS1014. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS1014

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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2256 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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