- Code JPNS3014
- 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, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
The course focuses on practical approaches to teaching Japanese as a foreign language, on how to select and present the linguistic and socio-cultural subject matter of Japanese language courses. Topics discussed will include approaches to language teaching, course and task design, materials review, and approaches to applied linguistics research; the course will also include a teaching practice component during the mid-semester break (4 days).
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 Advanced level of Japanese to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the grammar, lexicon and socio-cultural issues needed to teach Japanese as a second language.
2. Create a variety of materials and aids for teaching Japanese as a second language.
3. Present views individually and in groups in clear and precise terms in both spoken and written Japanese.
4. Analyse and respond to arguments drawn from academic publications written in Japanese to demonstrate an understanding of up-to-date issues in Japanese education.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N2 to N3, 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.
- Essay (30%) --- LO 1, 4
- In-class presentations (20%) --- LO 2
- Teaching practice (totalling 50%) --- LO 1, 2, 3
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WorkloadFour hours per week (for 6 weeks) and teaching practice (12 hours)
Requisite and Incompatibility
Lee, D-Y (2004). Japanese education in the Australian context. In Robert Cribb (ed.) Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA. Online journal:
Kadota, O. et al (1996). Nihongo Kyoujuhoo (Japanese teaching methodology). Bonjinsha.
Lee, D-Y, M. Yoshikawa & S. Yoshida (1996). Curriculum development for introductory course in spoken Japanese. Sekai no Nihongo (Journal of the Language Institute of the Japan Foundation) 4: 189-203.
Oxford, R. L. (1990). Language learning strategies. Heinle & Heinle Publishers.
Wenden, A. and J. Rubin (1987). Learning strategies in Language learning. Prentice Hall International.
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