- Code JPNS6013
- 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
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
Japanese 4 is a higher intermediate Japanese language course which continues on from Japanese 3 aiming to continue to improve student command of modern Japanese, and to encourage students to develop their Japanese linguistic skills beyond the intermediate levels to a more advanced stage as we begin to explore how best to engage with 'real' Japanese media. The course will work through a series of themes relating to Japan in the 21st Century (Performing Arts, Education, Useful Retailers, History, Traditional Arts & Crafts, Japanese and Nature, Politics and The World’s Future) to promote the students communicative abilities.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use a range of intermediate-level grammatical structures accurately and spontaneously in spoken and written Japanese.
- Comprehend and interact with authentic Japanese media with the aid of dictionaries and other resources.
- Communicate in Japanese in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
- Critically analyse information, taking different cultural and societal conditions into consideration and reflecting on cultural values.
- Present complex ideas in Japanese and communicate them effectively to an audience.
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3 to N4, 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 Advanced 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.
- Quiz (25) [LO 1,2,4]
- Production Assignment (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Group Project (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Participation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The 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
Mayumi, Oka et al. (2010) TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI. ISBN:978-4-87424-487-6 C0081
Tobira Website: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/
Tobira Website Login Registration: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/register.php
Making, Seiishi (1986) A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. ISBN: 978-4-7890-0454-1
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