- Code JPNS2003
- 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
Syllabus: This course is the second half of the beginners level. On the basis of the knowledge and skills obtained through Spoken Japanese 1, the course aims to further develop the Japanese communication skills. It will also establish a solid basis for further study of the language.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 600 items, and a passive vocabulary of around 1200 items.
- Use grammatical points and constructions to appropriately conduct conversations in frequently occurring situations, which include expressing one’s thoughts, visiting one’s home, telephone conversations, celebrating special occasions, giving advice, talking about university life, expressing one’s emotions.
- Use appropriate communication strategies to produce natural colloquial Japanese. The strategies include particle omission, clause omission, echo questions, sentence-final particles, expressions of appreciation and the use of kedo and nante.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships (casual speeches) and knowledge of Japan (Japanese house, gift-giving, eating places, school system and traditional plays).
Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS2005/6115)) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4 to N5, 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.
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 2015 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
- Oral tests (40%) --- LO 2, 3 (40) [LO null]
- In-class tests (10%) --- LO 1 (10) [LO null]
- Online assignments (10%) --- LO 2 (10) [LO null]
- Mid-term exam (Grammar and expressions) (10%) --- LO 1, 2 (10) [LO null]
- Final exam (Listening and Grammar) (30%) --- LO 2, 4 (30) [LO null]
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WorkloadFive 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
To be confirmed
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- 6 units
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