• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Duck Lee
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course is the second half of the beginner's level. On the basis of the knowledge and skills obtained through Spoken Japanese 1, the course aims to further develop the Japanese communication skills. It will also establish a solid basis for further study of the language.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 600 items, and a passive vocabulary of around 1200 items.
  2. Use grammatical points and constructions to appropriately conduct conversations in frequently occurring situations, which include expressing one’s thoughts, visiting one’s home, telephone conversations, celebrating special occasions, giving advice, talking about university life, expressing one’s emotions.
  3. Use appropriate communication strategies to produce natural colloquial Japanese. The strategies include particle omission, clause omission, echo questions, sentence-final particles, expressions of appreciation and the use of kedo and nante.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships (casual speeches) and knowledge of Japan (Japanese house, gift-giving, eating places, school system and traditional plays).

Other Information

Proficiency level: Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS2005/6115)) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4 to N5, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.

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This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral tests (30) [LO 2,3]
  2. In-class tests (10) [LO 1]
  3. Online assignments (10) [LO 2]
  4. Mid-term exam (Grammar and expressions) (10) [LO 1,2]
  5. Final exam (Listening and Grammar) (30) [LO 2,4]
  6. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

This course requires a total of 130 hours of work on the following activities: five hours of contact each week and students will be expected to complete 9-10 hours of work each week over the course of the semester, including online and in-class contact hours and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS1012, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language proficiency assessment. Incompatible with JPNS6113.

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5715 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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