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JPL3060 - Japanese 6

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jun Yano


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This is the second 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. This unit focuses on social and cultural issues from a global view point. The content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker, reading articles in the newspaper and internet sites and writing a report.


Upon successful completion, students should:

  1. be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at advanced-intermediate level;
  2. be able to obtain some knowledge about issues in Japanese society and culture through reading, speaking and writing about the topic;
  3. be able to read and understand extracts from Japanese texts of various genres written for a Japanese audience;
  4. have developed listening and speaking skills about social issues;
  5. be able to obtain information in Japanese from newspaper articles and other written materials including the internet;
  6. have further developed and be able to display skills to use a Japanese word processor;
  7. be able to recognize the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced characters and;
  8. have developed skills that will enable continued study of 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

4 hours


Japanese 5 or equivalent


JPL1060, JPL2060