- Code JPNS6024
- 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, Asia Pacific Studies, International Affairs, Asia-Pacific Studies
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of the linguistic nature of Japanese grammar and vocabulary;
- Demonstrate an enriched grammatical knowledge and vocabulary for communicating in various situations at an intermediate level of Japanese;
- Discuss basic issues of Japanese grammar and lexicon;
- Analyse Japanese grammar and lexicon.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3 to N4-3, 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 Independent 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.
- Weekly quizzes (in class): 40% --- LO 1, 2, 4 (40) [LO null]
- Mid-term test: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3 (30) [LO null]
- Final exam: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3 (30) [LO null]
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WorkloadThree hours per week in class. Total workload is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed Texts- Backhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.
- Ichikawa, Y., 2001. “Japanese, a comprehensive grammar”, Routledge.
- Lee, D., 2002. The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japa
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are assumed to have gained knowledge and skills of the Japanese language and culture at the beginners' level in both written and spoken components.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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