Faculty of Arts

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 Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hiroko Hashimoto


Previously coded JPL3060


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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Hiroko Hashimoto

Contact hours

4 hours

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

Japanese language


Japanese 5 or equivalent