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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hiroto Hashimoto


A special fee-paying, in-country Japanese language program providing home-stay, a variety of cultural activities, visits to various institutions and number of other excursions as well as classroom-based study.

This is the second 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. This unit focuses on social and cultural issues from a global view point. The content is integrated around a major project which involves interviewing a Japanese native speaker, reading articles in the newspaper and internet sites and writing a report.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. be able to maintain relationships with Japanese people,

  1. be able to understand and use Japanese grammar at advanced-intermediate level,

  1. be able to obtain some knowledge about issues in Japanese society and culture through reading, speaking and writing about the topic,

  1. be able to read and understand extracts from Japanese texts of various genres written for a Japanese audience,

  1. have developed listening and speaking skills about social issues,

  1. be able to obtain information in Japanese from newspaper articles and other written materials including the internet,

  1. have further developed and be able to display skills to use a Japanese word processor,

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

  1. have developed skills that will enable continued study of Japanese outside the classroom.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Hiroko Hashimoto

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 5 or equivalent


JPL1069, JPL2069, JPL1060, JPL2060, JPL3060