• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Duck-Young Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course has an enrolment maximum. Places are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email cap.student@anu.edu.au for a permission code.

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).

Learning Outcomes

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

Other Information

Proficiency level
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 course (JPNS3014/6514) has an enrolment maximum of 12 students. 10 places are reserved for undergraduate students enrolling in JPNS3014. 2 places are reserved for postgraduate students enrolling in JPNS6514. Places are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email cap.student@anu.edu.au for a permission code.

Indicative Assessment

  1. -Essay (30%) --- LO 1, 4 (30) [LO null]
  2. -In-class presentations (20%) --- LO 2 (20) [LO null]
  3. -Teaching practice (totalling 50%) --- LO 1, 2, 3 (50) [LO null]

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In class time of four hours per week (for 6 weeks) and teaching practice (12 hours). The total workload is 130 hours including in class time and independent study. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2015, or any 3000 level JPNS course, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test, or be a native speaker of Japanese. Incompatible with JPNS6514.

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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:
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.

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
9505 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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