- Code JPNS2005
- 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
Japanese 2: Written aims to further develop your knowledge and competence in modern written Japanese. The course will focus on reading and writing skills and on using all three of the writing systems appropriately in a cohesive text. In this course you will learn 180 kanji characters on top of the 120 kanji students are supposed to have learned in JPNS1014 Written Japanese 1. During the semester you will be introduced to different types of text, will learn to write compositions of up to 1200-character in length and read short passages (approximately 1200-character) on various topics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of modern written Japanese to:
1. Use an active written vocabulary of around 300 kanji and a passive vocabulary of around 500 kanji.
2. Use grammatical points and constructions necessary to produce and comprehend various basic sentences in a range of everyday short texts.
3. Read and compose 1200 characters long passages on topics which including family, daily routines and normal life.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural context gained through reading short passages on topics such as the seasons and annual events in Japan.
Students who successfully complete this course (as well as JPNS2003/6113)) will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4 to N5, 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.
Indicative AssessmentPractice sheets (5%) --- LO 1
Periodic tests (30%) --- LO 1, 2
Assignment work (25%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4
Final examination (40%) --- LO 1, 2, 3, 4
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WorkloadFour hours per week
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