- Code JPNS1014
- 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
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.
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.
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.
All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
--- This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one
course applies to both courses combined.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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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WorkloadFour hours per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Photocopied materials will be provided
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- 6 units
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