• Class Number 5143
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Yuko Kinoshita
    • Dr Yuko Kinoshita
  • 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
    • Emi Yoshida
    • Maho Fukuno
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Use a range of intermediate-level grammatical structures accurately and spontaneously in spoken and written Japanese.
  2. Comprehend and interact with authentic Japanese media with the aid of dictionaries and other resources.
  3. Communicate in Japanese in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
  4. Critically analyse information, taking different cultural and societal conditions into consideration and reflecting on cultural values.
  5. Present complex ideas in Japanese and communicate them effectively to an audience.

Required Resources

??????? | TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese

Author: Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai and Satoru Ishikawa

Publisher: Kuroshio Publishers

Edition: 4th Edition, 2012

ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0 C0081

Availability: Co- ­op Bookshop: Union Court, Building 17.

Price: Members: $60.59 ( Non-Members: $65.15)



TOBIRA is a groundbreaking intermediate-level Japanese textbook designed to develop the four language skills through the study of a variety of different topics from Japanese geography and history to pop culture. TOBIRA promotes language learning through the use of multimedia materials and establishes a support system via the Internet so that learners outside Japan have access to a Japanese language environment.

Textbook Website Link:


ANU Co-Op Bookshop Textbook Order Link:


?????????? | TOBIRA: Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery

Author: Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai and Satoru Ishikawa

Publisher: Kurosio Publishers

Edition: 2nd 2012

ISBN: 9784874245705 C0081

Availability: Co-Op Bookshop

Price: 45.9


This is the workbook that accompanies the Tobira Textbook and is a recommended text.

Text Link: http://tobira.9640.jp/xoops/modules/pico_guest/index.php?content_id=4


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Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery provides a variety of exercises to help learners master the grammar introduced in Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese. Grammar Power focuses on the items in Tobira that are considered essential for learners of Intermediate Japanese: mandatory items are marked by white numbers within black circles and highly recommended items are marked with numbers in gray circles in Tobira’s grammar notes. Each chapter contains three sections: Kiso (Learning the basic skills), Ooyoo (Applying your skills), and Hatten (Expanding your skills). By working on the exercises in each section in this order, learners acquire the targeted grammar skills step by step.

????????:???????????800 | TOBIRA: Power Up Your KANJI: 800 Basic KANJI

Author: Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai and Satoru Ishikawa

Publisher: Kurosio Publishers

Edition: 2nd Edition 2012

ISBN: 978-4-87424-487-6 C0081

Availability: Co-Op Bookshop




This is a recommended text which would be useful when learning the vocabulary for SJ3 and SJ4 and will put you in a stronger position for WJC and WJD.


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Power Up Your KANJI is a text designed to help students increase their kanji fluency. With it, students can study a total of 800 kanji – the 297 kanji generally introduced in beginning-level textbooks and an additional 503 kanji introduced in TOBIRA – focusing on those characters that appear at Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (as of 2009). The aim of this book is not simply to have students memorize each kanji; it is also to help them learn how to study kanji effectively and to provide them with the kanji knowledge required to continue their studies at the advanced level.

Tobira Student Website


Recommended Reference Texts

In addition to the course text and workbook listed below you may find the following reference texts useful.

Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M., A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times, 1986.

Makino & Tsutsui, A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times, 1995.

Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC: http://nihongo.monash.edu/cgi-bin/wwwjdic?1C

Jisho.org: http://jisho.org/

Yahoo Japan ??: http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/

Headset with Microphone

The ‘with microphone’ part is important, as you will be recording your voice in some tasks.

USB Headsets that block the noise from surrounding environment when recording in class are the best.

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 ?8?·??????? / Chapter 8: Japan's Traditional Performing Arts 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 0 (practice quizzes) 11pm, Sun: Voice board 1
2 ?8?·??????? / Chapter 8: Japan's Traditional Performing Arts 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 1
3 ?9?:????? / Chapter 9: Japan's Education System 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 2 11pm, Sun: Voice board 2
4 ?9?:????? / Chapter 9: Japan's Education System 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 3
5 ?10?:??????? / Chapter 10: Japan's 'convenience' stores 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 4 11pm, Sun: Voice board 3
6 ?11?:????? / Chapter 11: History of Japan 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 5 Wednesday: In-Class Online Midterm
7 ?11?:????? / Chapter 11: History of Japan 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 6 11pm, Sun: Voice board 4
8 ?13?:??????/ Chapter 13: Japanese people and nature 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 7 Group presentation consultation
9 ?14?:????? / Chapter 14: Japanese Politics Mon: Public holiday (Labour Day) - no class 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 8 11pm, Sun: Voice board 5 Interview for group presentation
10 ?14?:????? / Chapter 14: Japanese Politics 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 9
11 ?15?:????????? / Chapter 12: The Future of the World and My Own Country 9 am, Mon: Flipped class quiz 10
12 Week 12: Presentation week Group presentation Presentation PowerPoint and vocabulary list due on day of presentation
13 Exam period - 1 Nov -: Exam time & venue: TBA Mon, 1 Nov: Individual report due Final exam

Tutorial Registration

Students are required to register their tutorial classes on the Wattle site.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
?????·Weekly flipped class preparation quizzes 20 % 1,2,4
????·Midterm test 5 % 1,2,3,4
??????·Voiceboard 15 % 1,2,3,4,5
??????·Oral group presentation 25 % 1,2,3,4,5
????· Final exam 30 % 1,2,3,4,5
??·Participation 5 % 1,2,3,4,5

* 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: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

?????·Weekly flipped class preparation quizzes

  • Weekly online quizzes as the preparation for the Monday and Tuesday workshops (Due: every Monday by 9:00am).
  • The 11 Weekly Flipped Class Preparation quizzes, but the first quiz (preparing for Week 1) is a practice and will not be counted towards the final grade.
  • These are submitted via the Wattle site as students work through the Lesson Module to prepare for the Monday workshop classes.
  • Each quiz is embedded into the Weekly Lesson module - covering vocabulary, kanji, grammar and comprehension of a given section of the text.
  • THESE QUIZZES ARE ALL COMPULSORY - without an understanding of this content students will not be able to effectively participate in Monday and Tuesday Workshop.
  • Late submission is not possible.
  • Medical certificates, except for serious ongoing conditions, will not be accepted for these flipped class quizzes as they are available for a full week.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

????·Midterm test

  • Week 6 In-Class at Wednesday Tutorial (5%)
  • The test will be in online format, based on the material covered during the first half of the semester.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5


In line with our aim in Japanese 4 is to encourage students to speak as much as possible, students are required to record Weekly Voiceboard Posts.

  • There are 5 Voiceboards over the course of the semester.
  • First, listen to your study group teacher's response to your previous voice board. The teacher will ask you one question in relation to what you said. Think how you would answer to this question. 
  • Record your answer to this question, together with your answer to the new question posted for the week. 
  • You must record both in one recording, as the response to the new voiceboard question (Due Sunday by 11.55pm)
  • You will have 5 Voiceboards in total. 
  • The assessment criteria for this oral task is available on the course Wattle site.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

??????·Oral group presentation

  • Group Topic Abstract & Interview Questions (5%)
  • Group Presentation + Handout + Q&A (12%) 
  • Interview & Individual Report (Interview reflection) (8%)

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

????· Final exam

  • Multiple Choice questions
  • Listening: heard & unheard
  • Verb patterns, particles
  • Text based grammar & situational dialogues
  • Text content summaries
  • Giving your opinion on issues discussed

Assessment Task 6

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5


  • Regular attendance is essential and students are expected to attend all classes.
  • Much class work is done in pairs and groups, so erratic attendance by any student has a harmful effect on class morale and on the progress of other students. As a result, attendance and participation will be recorded in all classes.
  • Students who have a documented clash should submit a clash form at the start of the semester.
  • The Flipped Classroom delivery makes attendance at the Monday workshop vital - even with a clash alternate weekly attendance is a must.
  • The Japanese 4 Wattle site is an important part of this course and you are expected to log on regularly and actively participate in your Study Group Online Forum.

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).
Dr Yuko Kinoshita
6125 9509

Research Interests

forensic speaker comparison, forensic phonetics, acoustic phonetics, language education policy

Dr Yuko Kinoshita

Tuesday 11:00 12:00
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Dr Yuko Kinoshita

Research Interests

Dr Yuko Kinoshita

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Emi Yoshida

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Emi Yoshida

Maho Fukuno
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Maho Fukuno

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