ATS2145 - Japanese proficient 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Japanese Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Naomi Kurata


Dr Naomi Kurata

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Japanese intermediate 2 or equivalent




If this is your language entry point, this unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


This is the first part of a sequence in upper intermediate Japanese. This unit covers both spoken language and contemporary written language and aims to enhance students' knowledge about Japan and the different varieties of the language. The unit also aims to develop students' study skills and intercultural competence.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. use listening skills to understand simple conversations as well as unfamiliar vocabulary and grammar;
  2. read texts (approx. 1500 characters) written for upper intermediate level of students with the assistance of dictionaries;
  3. use appropriate speech styles and communication strategies for a variety of contexts of different Japanese language, in order to communicate more naturally;
  4. discuss various topics related to Japan;
  5. write a short essay (800-1000 characters using online language resources effectively;
  6. use kanji acquired so far (approx. 300 kanji) and recognise and begin to use additional 150 new kanji (including approx. 70 for recognition only).


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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