The Faculty of Arts provides these units.


ATS1042 Japanese intermediate 1 (semester 1)
ATS1043 Japanese intermediate 2 (semester 2)

Unit coordinator

Dr Kuniko Yoshimitsu
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Telephone: (03) 9905 2279
Email: Kuniko.Yoshimitsu@monash.edu

Student background

Preparatory study: Japanese - second language.

The subject is not available to students who have a home background in Japanese and those who have completed two or more years of formal education in Japan.
• Completion of units 3 and 4 in Year 11 (recommended)
• Concurrent enrolment in units 3 and 4 in Year 12 (this option is only suitable for students with strong language competency)

All applicants will be required to sit an online placement test and then consult the Unit Coordinator about their suitability for enrolment.

Study mode options

Monash Extension Centre

Class location

Monash University, Caulfield campus
Lecture and tutorial on Tuesdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Building K/Room K210
Seminar on Thursdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Building K/Room K212
First day of class: Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Class requirements

Classes run for two hours twice per week (normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm). Attendance at classes is compulsory.
Semester one commences in late February and finishes in late May. Semester two commences in late July and finishes in mid October.

Credit arrangements

Students who successfully complete ATS1042 and ATS1043 and subsequently gain a place in a Monash University degree that allows a Japanese sequence will have the following options:
OPTION 1: Receiving credit
Students may elect to receive credit for their successful completion of Japanese Intermediate 1 and 2 and then enrol in Japanese Proficient 1 and 2 as second-year units, followed by Japanese Advanced 1 and 2 as third-year units.
OPTION 2: No credit but advanced placement
Students who wish to maximise the amount of Japanese they can take in their degree may use their Monash Extension units as a prerequisite to allow them to enrol in Japanese Proficient 1 and 2 at first year level, followed by Japanese Advanced 1 and 2 in their second year, and Japanese Advanced 3 and 4 in their third year.
Students who finish their Japanese studies at a more advanced level enhance their skills in Japanese and their ability to apply for postgraduate courses in interpreting/ translation or for scholarships to study in Japan.