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JPL1040 - Japanese 4

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Shoko Hagino


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This is the second part of a sequence progressing from the beginner to the intermediate levels of Japanese. This unit aims to enhance students' knowledge about Japan and consolidate and further develop their interactive skills in spoken and written Japanese. The unit also aims to enhance students' intercultural awareness through learning Japanese.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have gained good fundamental linguistic knowledge of Japanese (e.g. basic grammar, vocabulary, kanji) and developed skills to use them at pre-intermediate level;
  2. have gained social/cultural knowledge of Japan which are necessary to interact with Japanese people effectively in daily contexts;
  3. have developed listening and speaking skills for basic communication purposes;
  4. have developed strategies to obtain necessary information from a variety of written and spoken Japanese texts, genres and media including the internet, with some guidance;
  5. be able to recognize and use the kanji introduced at previous levels and approximately 150 newly introduced characters (450 in total);
  6. be able to write a simple essay about a social issue (e.g. ageing society, environment, education) using a wider range of vocabulary, sentence patterns and kanji;
  7. have developed intercultural awareness through learning Japanese;
  8. have developed skills and strategies that will enable them to continue their Japanese acquisition outside the classroom.


Written tests (Equivalent 2250 words) : 50%
Aural/Oral tests (Equivalent 1125 words) : 25%
Quizzes and Assignments (Equivalent 1125 words) : 25%

Contact hours

One x 1 hour lecture/week


Japanese 3 or equivalent


JPL2040, JLG4040, JLG5040