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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hiroko Hashimoto


This is the first part of an intermediate sequence which covers both spoken language and contemporary written language. Language acquisition through active interaction in and out of the classroom is encouraged. The course content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker and writing a report.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at intermediate level.

  1. Be able to read and understand extracts from Japanese texts of various genres written for Japanese audiences.

  1. Have developed listening and speaking skills in their areas of interest.

  1. Have developed interview skills to obtain information from members of the Japanese community in Australia on tourism.

  1. Be able to write and talk about places in Australia that Japanese people find interesting.

  1. Be able to recognize the kanji introduced at previous levels, and 150 newly introduced characters.

  1. Have developed and displayed skills in using Japanese word processors.

  1. Be able to use a kanji dictionary.

  1. Have developed skills that will enable them to continue their Japanese outside the classroom.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Hiroko Hashimoto

Contact hours

4 hours


Japanese 4 or equivalent


JPL1050, JPL2050, JPL3050, JLG4050