- Code JPNS6012
- 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, Asian Studies
Japanese 3 is an intermediate Japanese language course which aims to improve the learner's command of modern spoken Japanese. The focus is on the oral and aural skills needed to understand and participate in general everyday conversations. With the course textbook Tobira : Gateway to Advanced Japanese, we aim to teach you the listening and oral skills needed to understand and participate in general everyday conversations. Drawing on the text and supplementary materials we will work through a series of themes relating to Japan in the 21st Century (Geography, Speech Styles, Technology, Sports, Food, Religion and Pop Culture) to promote your communicative abilities. The course requires five hours of classes per week: one hour seminar, one two hour tutorial and two additional hours of tutorials.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in a variety of media relating to contemporary Japan.
- Use the appropriate linguistic and grammatical skills to communicate on a broad range of contemporary colloquial topics.
- Summarise content, use appropriate aizuchi, ask for definitions and clarification and present opinions; with a particular focus on oral and aural skills,
- Demonstrate an understanding of Japan in the 21st Century including its geography, speech styles, technology, sports, food, religion and pop culture.
Proficiency level: Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4-3 to N5-4, 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 Intermediate level of Japanese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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.
- Final Exam (Written & Online) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Digital Story Telling Project (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Digital Storyboard Draft Submission (10) [LO null]
- Digital Story Narration Recording (5) [LO null]
- Digital Story Final Movie & Storyboard (15) [LO null]
- Homework (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- -nline quizzes (Grammar, Expressions & Vocab) (10) [LO null]
- In class quizzes (5) [LO null]
- Voiceboard Postings (10) [LO null]
- eChat with university students in Japan (10) [LO null]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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The course is the equivalent of five hours of classes per week: two hours require actual attendance at university and the remaining three hours are to be completed on-line.
Total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Oka, Mayumi et al. (2009) Tobira - Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through content and multimedia. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0
Tsutsui, Michio et al. (2012) Tobira - Grammar Power - Exercises for Mastery. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN: 9784874245705 C0081
Tobira Website: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/
Tobira Website Login Registration: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/register.php
Preliminary ReadingRecommended Texts:
TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI: 800 Basic KANJI as a Gateway to Advanced Japanese. ISBN: 978-4-87424-487-6 C0081
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- 6 units
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