• 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 Shunichi Ishihara
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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Japanese 2: Written aims to further develop your knowledge and competence in modern written Japanese. The course will focus on reading and writing skills and on using all three of the writing systems appropriately in a cohesive text. In this course you will learn 180 kanji characters on top of the 120 kanji students are supposed to have learned in JPNS1014 Written Japanese 1. During the semester you will be introduced to different types of text, will learn to write compositions of up to 1200-character in length and read short passages (approximately 1200-character) on various topics.   

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 Advanced Beginner level of modern written Japanese to:
1. Use an active written vocabulary of around 300 kanji and a passive vocabulary of around 500 kanji. 
2. Use grammatical points and constructions necessary to produce and comprehend various basic sentences in a range of everyday short texts.
3. Read and compose 1200 characters long passages on topics which including family, daily routines and normal life.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural context gained through reading short passages on topics such as the seasons and annual events in Japan.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS2003/6113)) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4 to 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

Practice sheets (5%) --- LO 1
Periodic tests (30%) --- LO 1, 2 
Assignment work (25%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4 
Final examination (40%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4

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Workload

Four hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS1012 and JPNS1014, and be concurrently enrolled in or have previously completed JPNS2003, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test. Incompatible with JPNS6115.

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

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8635 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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