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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou


Previously coded JPL1010


This unit aims to develop knowledge, strategies and skills to interact in Japanese, in situations likely to be encountered in Australia and Japan and to establish a firm foundation of linguistic, sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge which can be creatively applied in a variety of situations.


Upon completing Japanese 1, students should:

  1. Be able to participate in simple social conversations in Japanese.
  2. Possess basic 'survival' Japanese required for travelling in Japan.
  3. Be able to communicate in Japanese with teachers about their study.
  4. Be able to communicate basic information about themselves and family members.
  5. Have a basic knowledge of the Japanese writing system, including a knowledge of hiragana, some katakana and 25 kanji, and be able to use this knowledge to read and write in defined contexts.
  6. Have a basic knowledge of some aspects of Japanese geography, culture, society and economy.
  7. Be able to access the internet to obtain information on Japan and enhance their learning of the Japanese language.
  8. Have developed strategies for learning Japanese and have established a foundation for the continued study of both spoken and written Japanese.


Quizzes and assignments: 25%
Tests and examination: 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 3 hours tutorials/seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



ATS2141, APG4141, APG5141