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
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2012 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Shimako Iwasaki


Previously coded JPL3079


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. 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. extend their 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 they have acquired so far (a total of 750 kanji), and develop knowledge of an additional 150 kanji frequently used in the Japanese media;
  3. develop skills to gain necessary information from a variety of Japanese media including print materials, online materials and visual materials;
  4. develop the skills to express themselves in written forms, in group discussions and in interviews with Japanese people; and
  5. acquire independent study strategies, noting problems and weakness and devising strategies to overcome these.


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

Japanese language


Completion of Japanese equivalent to Japanese 6