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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
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Shimako Iwasaki


Previously coded JPL3089


This is the second part of a sequence progressing from the intermediate to the advanced levels of Japanese.Activities are built around topics relating to current issues in Japan and cultural interaction between Australians and Japanese. Students will reinforce 1006 kyooiku kanji. In addition to daily classroom-based study, this special fee-paying, in-country program provides home-stay, a variety of cultural activities, visits to various institutions and number of other excursions.


Students successfully completing this unit should:

  1. further develop the skills in using a wide range of grammar patterns, phrases and vocabulary appropriately in both written and spoken Japanese;
  2. reinforce knowledge of the kyooiku kanji acquired so far (a total of 900 kanji) and develop knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media;
  3. develop skills to gain information on current issues from newspaper articles, journals, books and on the Internet, and through interviews with Japanese people;
  4. develop the skills to summarise the findings and express themselves in appropriate written forms, in group discussions and in presentation; and
  5. have a firm foundation for the continued acquisition of both spoken and written Japanese at an advanced level.


Tests and Examination: 65%
On-going assessment: 35%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Takako Tomoda

Contact hours

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

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



Completion of Japanese 7 or equivalent.


ATS1168/ATS2168; ATS1148/ATS2148/ATS3148