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Japanese 3 (part A) (8440.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages




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    This unit will be a further expansion and consolidation of the groundwork laid by the preceding units. More advanced points of grammar will be studied and students will learn to use them in both oral and written contexts. Situations that will be covered include expressing one's needs in a range of different contexts, expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction and negotiation. More formal types of written Japanese will be introduced together with those linguistic features which are characteristic of the written language. This course pays particular attention to skills in discussion and essay writing. This course also includes discussion sessions with students from Japanvia Internet on social issues of contemporary modern Japanand Australia.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. By the end of this unit students will have achieved a level of competence in reading and speaking Japanese sufficient to allow them to use the language in most social situations; be able to recognise and use a further 95 new kanji as well as consolidating the ones they have learnt in the previous year; have a solid basis and the necessary learning-strategies for later development; be able to compose short written texts such as essays and give oral presentations; gain the ability and confidence to discuss complex social issues in Japanese language with native speakers. 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.

    Contact Hours

    Four hours per week consisting of 4 tutorials.


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

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