• Class Number 7015
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Duck-Young Lee
    • AsPr Duck-Young Lee
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

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.

Research-Led Teaching

A large portion of the course is adopted from research outcomes as well as the teaching experience of the course convenor, whose research interests are in Japanese language education and Japanese language studies including grammar, spoken conversation and sociocultural linguistics in Japanese. Many learning objectives and teaching materials, including the eBrick, are based on research findings in his own researches as well as in many publications in the literature of Japanese applied linguistics.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Mon (2h): Orientation / Effective factors Wed (2h): Teaching contents: What to teach None
2 Mon (2h): Methods & approaches: How to teach / Short teaching experience (I) Wed (2h): Methods & approaches: Textbook Review / Short teaching experience (II) None
3 Mon (2h): Class activities / Task design (I) Wed (2h): Course design & Lesson plan/ Practice orientation None
4 Mon (2h): Teaching demonstration 1-a Wed (2h): Teaching demonstration 1-b Teaching demonstration 1: 10%
5 Mon(2h): Teaching demonstration 2-a Wed (2h): Teaching demonstration 2-b Teaching demonstration 2: 10%
6 Mon (2h): In-class preparation: Design courses that students will teach Wed (2h): Course plan presentation / Practice preparation finalised None
7 W1, Mid-semester break Teaching practice: Monday - Thursday, 3 hours a day, 12 hours in total Teaching practice: 50%
8 Mon (1h): Course finalisation Essay topic released: 30%

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Teaching Demonstration 1 10 % 16/08/2021 22/08/2021 2
Teaching Demonstration 2 10 % 23/08/2021 29/08/2021 2
Teaching Practice 50 % 06/09/2021 20/09/2021 1,2,3
Essay 30 % 01/11/2021 15/11/2021 1,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 16/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 22/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2

Teaching Demonstration 1


  • First teaching experience (15 minutes)
  • Target language: a language rather than Japanese and English (beginners level; Direct method only; Must use PPT, pictures and/or flash cards)
  • Marking criteria: Lesson plan [10%], Materials & activities [20%], Class management [20%], Time management [20%], Use of target language [20%] and Participation [10%]

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 23/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 29/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2

Teaching Demonstration 2


  • Second teaching experience (15 minutes)
  • Target language: Japanese (beginners level; Direct method only; Must use PPT, pictures and/or flash cards)
  • Marking criteria: Lesson plan [10%], Materials & activities [20%], Class management [20%], Time management [20%], Use of target language [20%] and Participation [10%]

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 06/09/2021
Return of Assessment: 20/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Teaching Practice

Task: Create and teach your own Japanese language course

  • When: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, Mid-semester break Week 1
  • Where: Rooms in BPB
  • Beginners level (or possibly Intermediate level)
  • Operate a course in team (2-3 in each team) and teach a lesson individually: each class around 13 students (The number may vary)

Marking criteria (indicative):

  • Participation [5%] in preparation (course design, presentation) and during teaching practice (class support and observation of other fellow teachers' classes), etc.
  • Quality of methods/ tasks/ materials which are used for the Teaching Practice [15%].
  • Quality of lesson organisation, teaching skills, class management, etc. which are shown through the Teaching practice course [15%].
  • Feedback from your students about your teaching performance [15%].

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 01/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 15/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,4


Topic: “My Teaching Philosophy”

Non-natice speakers of Japanese: write in Japanese (4000 - 4500 ji); Postgraduate students and native speakers of Japanese: write in English (PG: 3000-35000 words; UG: 2300-2700 words)

Due by 5:00 pm the 1st of November 2021

Further details will be provided in week 7

Marking criteria (indicative) - Content; innovative claims [40%]: Whether or not you make a strong point/arguments/claims in the essay: Whether or not your points are convincing and consistent; more marks may be given if your essay has a very good quality in terms of 'innovative claims'. Presentation [40%]: Description (whether or not your arguments and discussions are clearly described), structure organisation, reader-friendliness, format, etc. Literature review; selection of materials [20%]: Whether or not you have selected appropriate materials [20%]: Whether or not you have selected appropriate materials for your points/claims; Whether or not details of the relevant previous research have been well summarised; etc.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
AsPr Duck-Young Lee
(02) 6125 3205

Research Interests

Japanese education, Japanese linguistics (grammar, discourse, pragmatics, sociocultural, in particular), Korean-Japanese contrastive linguistics

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