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JLG4089 - Japanese 8 (Kanazawa)

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu


Overseas Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)


This is the second part of a sequence progressing from the intermediate to the advanced levels of Japanese.Activities are built around topics relating to current issues in Japan and cultural interaction between Australians and Japanese. Students will reinforce 1006 kyooiku kanji. In addition to daily classroom-based study, this special fee-paying, in-country program provides home-stay, a variety of cultural activities, visits to various institutions and number of other excursions.


Students successfully completing this unit should:

  1. further develop the skills in using a wide range of grammar patterns, phrases and vocabulary appropriately in both written and spoken Japanese;
  2. reinforce knowledge of the kyooiku kanji acquired so far (a total of 900 kanji) and develop knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media;
  3. develop skills to gain information on current issues from newspaper articles, journals, books and on the Internet, and through interviews with Japanese people;
  4. develop the skills to summarise the findings and express themselves in appropriate written forms, in group discussions and in presentation; and
  5. have a firm foundation for the continued acquisition of both spoken and written Japanese at an advanced level.


Quizzes and assignments 25%
Interview project Equivalent to (1250 words): 20%
Aural-oral test and visitor session 20%
Written test (2 hours): 35%. Additional comment: Fourth-year students will be expected to demonstrate a greater degree of analytical and creative thinking in their project.

Contact hours

3 hours per day over 5 weeks and excursions and participation in cultural activities


Completion of Japanese 7 or equivalent.


JPL1089/2089/3089; JLG5089; JPL1080/2080/3080; JLG4080/5080