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Japanese 3 (part B) (8441.3)

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 aims to further expand the groundwork laid by the preceding units and develop students' ability for the self-directed higher level of language study. More advanced points of grammar will be studied and students will learn how to use them both in spoken and written contexts. The grammar points will be introduced in the contexts which are relevant to the students, based on the student's life in a university. Formal written Japanese will be practiced throughout the semester. This course pays particular attention to skills in formal discussion, essay writing, and use of authentic materials, such as Japanese websites. This course also includes discussion sessions with students from Japanvia Internet on contemporary social issues of 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 comfortably; be able to compose formal written texts such as essays; to continue to extend their kanji knowledge; give oral presentations; be able to discuss complex topics in Japanese language with native speakers; and have the ability and the confidence in navigating Japanese websites and extracting necessary information; have a solid basis and the necessary learning-strategies for later development.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 3 (part A) or equivalent competence in the language.

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