Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitJapanese Studies
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robyn Spence-Brown


Previously coded JPL1020


This unit aims to develop knowledge, strategies and skills needed to interact in Japanese in practical contexts in Australia and Japan and also aims to extend linguistic, sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge to develop cross-cultural awareness and facilitate effective interaction.


Upon completing Japanese Introductory 2, students will be able to:

  1. understand basic conversations about familiar topics and simple classroom instructions.
  2. understand short texts written using basic vocabulary and grammar practiced in class.
  3. demonstrate a knowledge about casual speech and writing styles, such as diaries and emails to friends.
  4. talk about familiar topics using vocabulary and expressions learned in class.
  5. talk about their experiences and schedule in more detail, based on routines practiced in class.
  6. write about personal and familiar topics using vocabulary and grammar practiced in class
  7. write/type 150 kanji, including approximately 90 new kanji.
  8. further develop basic knowledge of some aspects of Japanese society and culture.
  9. apply basic research skills to find relevant information about given topics, organise, synthesise and analyse the information and communicate it in written form.


Within semester assignments and quizzes: 30%
Within semester tests: 30%
Exam period exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

5 hours (Two 1-hour lecture and 3-hours tutorials/seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1141 or equivalent