- Class Number 5144
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Toshiyuki Nakamura
- Dr Toshiyuki Nakamura
- 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
- Dr Tami McGrath
This class consists of two components: online self-study and face-to-face in-class study.
Online, students study a textbook, along with prescribed vocabulary lists, grammar points and reading passages, at their own pace. Extensive lecture videos and self-study resources are provided. Students take online quizzes during invigilated computer lab hours to test their understanding of the material.
During face-to-face workshops and tutorials students work in small groups reading, discussing and writing about a broad range of real-world materials. The focus of this section of the course is to help students to transition from the certainty of a textbook to the ambiguity and confusion of real-world Japanese.
The language of instruction for this class is Japanese and it is expected that all students will make every effort to use only Japanese in class time and class-related correspondence.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of kanji (approximately 1500 vocabulary and kanji characters) and expressions, common to newspapers and similar media.
- Use grammatical constructions and vocabulary necessary to read non-specialised, assigned texts without the use of a dictionary.
- Demonstrate independent reading strategies to engage with unfamiliar texts, and read real-world materials with the aid of a dictionary.
- Clearly distinguish between different levels of formality in reading and writing and demonstrate a clear understanding of newspaper conventions and writing styles.
- Recall, summarise, critically and creatively engage with key points of texts read.
- Conduct research on contemporary Japanese social issues drawing on a range of Japanese language primary and secondary; write a formal academic essay in Japanese.
Staff FeedbackStudents 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 FeedbackANU 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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Workshop 1-1 Tutorial 1 Workshop 1-2|
|2||Workshop 1-3 Tutorial 2 Workshop 1-4|
|3||Workshop 1-5 Tutorial 3 Workshop 1-6||Online quiz - Unit 6|
|4||Workshop 1-7 Tutorial 4 Workshop in-class exam 1||Workshop in-class exam 1|
|5||Workshop 2-1 Tutorial 5 Workshop 2-2|
|6||Workshop 2-3 Tutorial 6 Workshop 2-4||Online quiz - Unit 7|
|7||Workshop 2-5 Tutorial 7 Workshop 2-6||Research Essay - Draft|
|8||Workshop 2-7 Tutorial 8 Workshop in-class exam 2||Workshop in-class exam 2|
|9||Workshop 2-8 Tutorial 9 Workshop in-class essay exam 3||Workshop in-class essay exam 3 Online quiz - Unit 8|
|10||Workshop 3-1 Tutorial 10 Workshop 3-2|
|11||Workshop 3-3 Tutorial 11 Workshop 3-4|
|12||Workshop 3-5 Tutorial 12 Workshop in-class exam 4||Workshop in-class exam 4 Online quiz - Unit 10|
|13||Research Essay - Final|
Students are required to register their workshop and tutorial classes on the Wattle site.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Online quizzes (X 4)||25 %||*||1, 2, 4|
|Workshop tests||35 %||*||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Individual Project||40 %||04/11/2021||1, 3, 4, 5, 6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU 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:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe 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 AssessmentMarks 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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4
Online quizzes (X 4)
Due date: August 12, September 2, October 7, October 28
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Workshop Test 1, Workshop Test 2, Workshop Essay Test, Workshop Test 3
Due date: August 19, September 30, October 7, October 28
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Title and proposal (10%) Draft essay (15%), Final essay (15%)
Due date: September 22, November 4
Academic IntegrityAcademic 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 SubmissionThe 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 SubmissionFor 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.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
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Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions 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.
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Second language acquisition, Language learning motivation, Japanese language learning
Dr Toshiyuki Nakamura
Dr Toshiyuki Nakamura
Dr Tami McGrath