Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hiroko Hashimoto


Previously coded JPL3050


This is the first 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. The course content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker and writing a report.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at intermediate level.
  2. Be able to read and understand extracts from Japanese texts of various genres written for Japanese audiences.
  3. Have developed listening and speaking skills in their areas of interest.
  4. Have developed interview skills to obtain information from members of the Japanese community.
  5. Be able to write and talk about given topics.
  6. Be able to recognize the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced kanji
  7. Have developed and displayed skills to use Japanese word processor.
  8. Be able to use a kanji dictionary and
  9. Have developed skills that will enable them to continue their Japanese acquisition outside the classroom.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Hiroko Hashimoto

Contact hours

4 hours

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

Japanese language


Japanese 4 or equivalent


ATS1145, ATS2145