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Unit: Japanese 2 (part B) (8439)

Level: 2Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Availability in 2012: Not offered

There are currently no offerings for this unit.

Class Contact

Four hours per week consisting of 4 tutorials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the unit students will be familiar with most of the fundamental grammatical patterns; be able to use more complex structures in speaking, reading and writing; have the sociolinguistic competence to select culturally appropriate modes of expression and through this develop understanding in Japanese culture and society; be able to recognise and use a further 70 Kanji. In addition, students will have developed essential generic skills and attributes such as time management and self-motivated learning strategies including the ability to apply themselves to tasks consistently over extended periods of time.


Students will further develop their knowledge of the grammatical structures in Japanese language, so that by the end of this semester they will have encountered most of the major grammatical patterns of Japanese. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate modes of expression, in particular the use of honorific language, in free and guided conversational and comprehension activities. Situations that will be covered include making asking a favour politely, gossiping, working at a restaurant, conversation in a business context. For the study of the writing system, students will read and write texts of increasing lengths. The unit takes a comprehensive approach to developing the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.


Japanese 2 (part A) or equivalent competence in the language.

Referenced Courses

  • 854AA Undergraduate Diploma in Languages (Beginning)
  • 682AB Undergraduate Diploma in Languages (Continuing)

Referenced Unit Sets

  • MJ0071 Major in Japanese (Beginning)
  • MJ0069 Major in Japanese (Continuing)
  • MN0060 Minor in Japanese (Beginning)
  • MN0061 Minor in Japanese (Continuing)

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