• 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 Duck-Young Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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).

Other Information

Proficiency level

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.

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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Japanese.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice.

 

Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level. 

 

Relevant past experience includes:

-     Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-     Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-     Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-     The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)

 

Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. 

 

Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the academic misconduct rule (link) as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.

 

Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral tests (40%) --- LO 1, 4, 5 (40) [LO null]
  2. In-class tests (10%) --- LO 2 (10) [LO null]
  3. Online assignments (10%) --- LO 3, 4 (10) [LO null]
  4. Final exam (Listening and Grammar) (40%)---LO 3, 4, 6 (40) [LO null]
  5. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Five 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with JPNS6112

Prescribed Texts

The textbook is Nihongo ga Ippai. Refer to the course Wattle site for information on obtaining the textbook.

Other photocopied worksheets will be provided. 

Majors

Minors

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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
2170 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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