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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Helen Marriott


Previously coded JAL5210


Whereas APG4633 provides an introduction to a broad introduction to theoretical and practical issues in the teaching and acquisition of Asian Languages, this unit concentrates on more specialized and practical aspects important in course design. The broad aim of this unit includes developing skills to design Japanese language programs and developing understanding of the major issues and research associated with teaching and learning Japanese as a foreign/second language.


At the end of successfully working through this unit, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to design a course, including needs analysis, syllabus, curriculum, assessment and evaluation;
  • understand the importance of research in relation to teaching and learning Japanese as a foreign/second language; and
  • understand the contexts of teaching Japanese and major issues, including:
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary education in Australia;
  • Teaching Japanese as a foreign/second language in Japan and other countries;
  • Japanese as an 'international language';
  • Language policy and language education policy; and
  • Language and culture.


Written work: 80% (7000 words)
Oral presentation: 20%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


APG4633 or APG5633 or permission