• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, International Affairs, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.

The course aims to provide a systematic treatment of modern Japanese grammar and vocabulary for intermediate students of the language. It examines various grammatical items and interrelations between Japanese words. It will therefore help students in their acquisition of Japanese language skills. Lectures will be supplemented by regular exercises, with the objective of consolidating and extending students’ knowledge of Japanese grammar and vocabulary/expressions. Some theoretical aspects of the language will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the linguistic nature of Japanese grammar and vocabulary;
  2. Demonstrate an enriched grammatical knowledge and vocabulary for communicating in various situations at an intermediate level of Japanese;
  3. Discuss basic issues of Japanese grammar and lexicon;
  4. Analyse Japanese grammar and lexicon.

Other Information

Proficiency level

Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3 to N4-3, 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 Independent 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. Periodic Quizzes (30) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Mid-term Test (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

This course requires a total of 130 hours of work on the following activities: three hours per week in class-activities, online activities and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS6113 and JPNS6115, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language proficiency assessment. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS6505, or have completed or are concurrently enrolled in any of the following courses: JPNS6506, JPNS6507, JPNS6508, JPNS6023, JPNS6025, JPNS6512, JPNS6514, JPNS6513, JPNS6102. Incompatible with JPNS2024.

Prescribed Texts

- Backhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.
- Ichikawa, Y., 2001. “Japanese, a comprehensive grammar”, Routledge.
- Lee, D., 2002. The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japa

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have gained knowledge and skills of the Japanese language and culture at the beginners' level in both written and spoken components.

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.

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