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JLG5059 - Japanese 5 (Kanazawa)

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Ms Jun Yano


Overseas Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)


This is the first part of an intermediate sequence which covers both spoken language and contemporary written language. Language acquisition through active interaction in and out of the classroom is encouraged. The course content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker and writing a report.


Upon successful completion, students should:

  1. have established and be able to maintain relationships with Japanese people,
  2. be able to obtain information in Japanese on current affairs, from newspaper articles and other written materials in areas covered in this unit,
  3. have developed interview skills to obtain information from the Japanese people,
  4. be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at intermediate level,
  5. have developed listening and speaking skills in the area of their interest,
  6. be able to write and talk about given topics,
  7. be able to recognize the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced characters as well as reviewing the previously learnt kanji (400) totaling 550,
  8. have developed and be able to apply skills in Japanese word processing, and 9. be able to use a kanji dictionary and develop skills that will enable them to continue their Japanese outside the classroom.


Written tests Equivalent (1800 words): 40%;
Aural/Oral tests Equivalent (900 words): 20%;
Quizzes Equivalent (900 words): 20%;
Assignments Equivalent (900 words): 20%

Contact hours

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


Japanese 4 or equivalent


JPL1059, JPL2059, JPL3059, JLG4059, JPL1050, JPL2050, JPL3050, JLG4050