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 Shimako Iwasaki


Previously coded JPL3080


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 to cultural interaction between Australians and Japanese. Students will reinforce 1006 kyooiku kanji.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have further developed their skills in using a wide range of grammar patterns, phrases and vocabulary appropriately in both written and spoken Japanese.
  2. Have reinforced their knowledge of the kyooiku kanji acquired so far (900) and developed knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media.
  3. Have developed the skills to gain information on current issues from newspaper articles, journals, books and the internet, and through interviews with Japanese people.
  4. Have developed their skills to summarise findings and express themselves in appropriate written forms, in group discussions, in presentations and in interviews with Japanese people.
  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 Shimako Iwasaki

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 7 or equivalent