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 First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Shimako Iwasaki


Previously coded JPL3070


This is the first part of a sequence progressing from the intermediate to the advanced levels of Japanese. It covers spoken language and contemporary written language through various activities integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing. Activities are built around topics relating to Japanese lifestyles, their values, and to cultural interaction between Australians and Japanese.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. Extended their skills in using a wide range of grammar patterns, phrases and vocabulary appropriately in both written and spoken Japanese.
  2. Reinforced their knowledge of the kyooiku kanji acquired so far (750 kanji), and developed their knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media.
  3. Developed skills to gain necessary information from newspaper articles, journals, books and the internet.
  4. Developed the skills to express themselves in written forms, in group discussions and in interviews with Japanese people.
  5. Acquired independent study strategies, noting problems and weaknesses and devising strategies to overcome these.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Takako Tomoda

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

Japanese language


Japanese 6 or equivalent