LANG 1020 Japanese 101

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100085

Coordinator Hiromi Muranaka Opens in new window

Description This unit is an introduction to the Japanese language and some related culture. It is intended for beginner students only, who have never studied Japanese. This unit will cover the most basic level of the Japanese language in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The Japanese characters covered in this unit include the hiragana and katakana. Students with a background of study in the language need to obtain advice on their appropriate level of language study. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher class. Students should consult the Languages Academic Course Advisor or Unit Coordinator if they are unsure of their entry level.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. identify important characteristics of the Japanese language;
  2. demonstrate basic skills in listening and speaking in Japanese;
  3. apply these skills to interact, at a very basic level;
  4. recognize and write basic Japanese characters (Hiragana and some Katakana);
  5. demonstrate awareness of basic cultural information necessary for speaking the language.

Subject Content

An introduction to important characteristics of the Japanese language;
An introduction to some required elements of Japanese culture in relation to speaking the language;
Activities and tasks to develop fundamental grammatical forms at the beginner level;
Activities and tasks aimed at developing listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills at beginner level;
An examination of the grammatical forms and vocabulary studied during the semester.

Inherent Requirements

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Inherent Requirements

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 800 Japanese characters 30 N Individual
Practical 1.5 hours 30 N Individual
Final Examination 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Refer to Learning Guide, if any.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Hiromi Muranaka Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Hiromi Muranaka Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Hiromi Muranaka Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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